One of the main factors that needs to be taken into consideration when designing a pallet rack system is the size, type and weight capacity of the pallet loads themselves that will be stored in the rack. In light of this, here are some things you need to know about the pallets being used to store your goods so you can safely, efficiently and effectively design and configure your pallet rack system.
The Pallet Type
More often than not, your pallet system will be affected by the weight and size of the pallet. The type of pallet, whether is it a single or double face, also has a lot to do with what kind of decking you will need in your pallet rack system. Some pallet styles may require wire decking, to support the pallet, to prevent it from falling through.
The Size of the Pallet
Although a majority of pallets come in predefined sizes, they can commonly differ or you might just be the owner of a custom pallet designed for your specific goods, which only your company has. You also need to take into consideration the height of the goods being stored on the pallets. Both pieces of information are needed to ascertaining the correct width and depth of your rack bay levels, and beam and frame capacities.
The dimensions of your pallet will determine how it’s inserted into the racking. Remember, a unified pallet insertion throughout your work areas is extremely important. So, make sure you consult your storage solutions provider to help you with this. There are many other factors that need to be taken into consideration when designing your pallet rack system. It is important to consider the help of dedicated professionals that can help you determine your specific needs and design and install the right pallet rack system for you.