Pallet Racking Systems
What are Pallet Racking Systems?
Pallet Racking Systems are storage solutions that increase the capacity of your existing warehouse while improving overall workflow and efficiency, leading to a more organized warehouse, distribution center, shop, or factory.
When you use the right pallet racks for your warehouse, you get improved workflow, better space utilization, and most importantly a safer work environment for your employees. Pallet racking systems do this by using your existing square footage, but maximizing the cubic feet of your warehouse. Unlike stacking or piling products on top of each other which is not only inefficient but also creates a toppling hazard for your employees and can lead to damaged products, pallet racks provide a stable and safe storage system to utilize the height of your facility. In the words of a wise man, “When you pay for rent, you are paying from the floor to the ceiling.” So if you’re paying for it, why not use it?
Advantages of Pallet Racks
- Improved inventory control
- Inventory circulation
- Improved accessibility
- Increased safety and efficiency
Available in structural or roll formed material. Designed to maximize storage & accessibility by making any pallet in any position readily available for selection.
Structural Pallet Racking is a resourceful storage solution for bulky and irregular shaped items.
Drive-In Pallet Racks allow forklifts to move through the racking to store pallets on a high density rail system.
Perfect for retail merchandise and project materials, keeping your warehouse organized and clutter-free.
High density storage solution designed for LIFO inventory picking methods. An easier alternative to Drive-In Racks.
Automatic First In – First Out (FIFO) inventory management, reduced labor costs, and increased efficiency.
Custom racking solutions available in a variety of systems to meet unique pallet and application requirements.
How can QMH help?
- We can provide you with new or used pallet rack components
- We are a licensed contractor, insured, and bonded to do installation and/or relocation
- We do City and Fire Permits with our in-house permit technicians
- We deliver with our own trucks and drivers
- We can design and configure the perfect floor plan to maximize your warehouse
- We an also buy back your used pallet racking
Pallet Rack Components
Wire decking is an optional accessory for you pallet rack system. It creates a stable shelf for pallets. The use of wire decks limits the hazards of broken pallets. This is done by supporting the pallet across the entire deck. It also creates a safety net to prevent items from falling on lower levels and creating a domino affect of falling products and/or pallets.
This is a universal style of pallet rack wire decking which works with most, if not all styles of pallet racking.
Step style wire decks are the most cost effective and modern version of wire decking. They work best with modern step load beams and are a more reliable and stronger option.
This is an optional accessory. They are a great investment to prevent damage to your system. While they cannot prevent all damage. They can greatly limit the damage to common roll formed material.
Anchoring your pallet rack system is mandatory to meet the local city and fire authorities’ requirements. The safety of your system is essential to the well-being of your employees and help you meet OSHA requirements.
Our anchor bolts & anchoring methods meet seismic requirements!
Who Should Install Pallet Racking?
You can, but we recommend you let our professional crew handle it!
Installing pallet racking correctly is as imperative to the system as the material itself. Installing pallet racking incorrectly can lead to damaged products, possible violation of city ordinances and design failures, potential injury for your employees, or even death.
Please be aware: The only people who can legally install your pallet racks are certified licensed contractors. Any unlicensed installation can result in failure to meet city regulations and codes. Moreover, we recommend having a licensed pallet racking contractor, like ourselves, install your racks. Licensed pallet rack contractors provide more knowledge and experience to handle on-site situations as well as a timely and safe project.
Have a project? Need an installation? Call now to check availability and get our installation team scheduled for your project!
What if my pallets are a custom size?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! If your pallets are a custom size, just give us a call. We can give you a free consultation and design a system to ensure that you’ve got the proper fitting for you storage racks.
When Do I Need Permits?
Pallet racking qualifies for two different types of city and local permits. The first is the building and safety permit. This is required for all material 6′ and higher. The second is the fire permit. This is necessary after 12′ and higher, unless you are storing a high hazard commodity then it is required at 5′ and higher. Call for a free permit evaluation & walk thru of the process.