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Pallet rack can be a daunting material handling topic. So we have designed this resource site to help you better understand what pallet rack is, how it is installed, the various types and components, as well as accessories and related products.  On this site you can ask a question and get answers from our pallet jack guru. You can get a free consult from our amazing pallet rack experts. We can even help you procure pallet rack and related material handling equipment using our online store. Need installation help? We can do that too.

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What is cantilever rack?

Image above courtesy of Hannibal Industries Cantilever rack is a racking system designed for storage of long, bulky, or awkward products such as rolls of carpet rolls, lumber, pipes and tubes, and other long format materials. Unlike any general purpose rack systems, cantilever racks do not have any vertical obstructions in the storage area of […]

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Pallet racking

What is pallet racking?

Definition: Pallet racking Pallet racking or pallet rack or simply just “racking” is a steel structure built from two or more upright frames, beams, and connectors. Racking is welded, bolted or clipped together. It is used to supporting inventory in storage in a warehouse and is considered mission critical equipment in materials handling and warehouse […]

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pallet rack components

Pallet rack components

Here is a rundown of key pallet rack components, including a definition of terms used in the material handling business. These industry terms are used by vendors of rack products like this one: http://store.warehouseiq.com. Anchor Bolt: Anchor bolts are inserted through the baseplate’s holes to attach the column to a concrete floor. Base Plate: A […]

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standard adjustable pallet rack definitons

Standard adjustable pallet rack: Definitions

Definitions for standard adjustable pallet rack Terminology as it pertains to standard adjustable pallet rack. See the definitions of key components below as illustrated in this exploded view of standard adjustable pallet rack. Chipboard cladding – Chipboard sheets that act as a horizontal floor on a pallet rack bay. Chipboard support beams – These appliances […]

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pallet racking types in a warehouse

Pallet Racking Types: A Guide for Warehouse Managers

Expert warehouse managers know there are myriad different kinds of pallet racking types. And they integrate into a variety of systems, profiles, setups, and designs. Knowing which form is the best for your function is critical to operational success. Here is a breaking down the main pallet racking types. Take a look at these different […]

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Forklift aisle widths: Dimensions for various forklifts

Different Forklifts Need Different Sized Aisles Every forklift needs room to maneuver.  Depending on the type of forklift, the aisle will be wider or narrower.  In this guide, we will walk you through the various forklift aisle widths required for each forklift type. If you are looking for our forklift aisle calculator, scroll to the […]

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