Used to be a simple product, but now that it is getting more engineered with thinner but harder steel there is more maths involved in working out load capacities.
Load capacity is dependant on a combination of the beam type, first beam level height, number of beam levels, base plate type, bracing pattern and the upright steel thickness. This is why it is difficult to get a straight answer for “how much weight does my pallet rack hold?”
As an independent, family business we are familiar with and have access to major brands like, Dexion, Colby, Schaefer, APEX and Global.
I will list a few common bay types of the selective pallet racking for sale online.
But because of the risk involved any changes to the design need to be run past us first to ensure it doesn’t upset the integrity of the rack design and change the load ratings.
Selective Pallet Racking
– single pick face providing immediate access to any pallet position. This is your standard pallet racking.
– back to back is the same, the racking backs on to itself rather than a wall.
– add a mesh stand-off where racking backs on the pedestrian area (walkway, work area)
– Add a bottom beam level and it is possible to reduce the aisle space required, depending on forklift style
Double Deep Pallet Racking
– Used with a reach forklift, pallets are stacked two deep, one behind the other.
– Can fit more pallets in the same space (not necessarily double though)
– Add a bottom beam level and it is possible to reduce the aisle space required, depending on reach truck style
Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking
– as above, all depends on the forklift or reach stacker as to how narrow you can go.
– keep in mind the forklift makers recommended minimum aisle is a pretty tight fit.
– exception to the minimum aisle rules is the forklifts that bend at the mast (Bendi/Combilift)
where the recommended aisle is necessary for the geometry of the machine to work as intended.