Pallet racking have gone all the way from the Second World War as an essential storage element of warehouses, retail centers, distribution facilities and manufacturing facilities. The different types of pallet racking system increase the storage capacity of warehouses. As the storage density increases, the cost associated with the storage system likewise escalates.
One of the most common pallets racking system that is usually used today is the selective pallet racking system. This type of racking system usually comes in one configuration. It can either be a clip in configuration or roll formed and a structural bolt configuration.
- The roll formed configuration of selective rack is usually manufactured by companies in a “teardrop” style. This is the name given to this particular style since the holes in the column situated on the upright are in the shape of a teardrop. The pallets are rested on the horizontal load beams. The beams are in turn held in place using mounting clips. You can easily adjust the shelves to accommodate the differing heights of the materials stored. You can do this by simply moving the mounted clips on the teardrop configurations. This feature is very convenient for warehouses that need a storage space for products with different sizes.
- The structural pallet rack system is quite similar to the roll formed pallet system. The only difference between the two is on how the horizontal beam is attached and its weight. In a structural pallet rack system, the horizontal load beams are being attached to the uprights using bolts. The beams also can bear much weight compared to roll formed configuration. This type of configuration can be readily adjusted with the bolt fixings. The adjustable shelving makes it possible to easily reconstruct, reconfigure and dismantle the shelf as deemed necessary.
It is recommended to use the selective pallet rack system in that it provides an easy access to all your stored products all the time. You can easily take product inventory and immediately restock when depleted. The selective pallet rack system is typical for “big-box” distribution of goods. It can also be used in cold storage rooms, retail store inventory applications and wholesale stores.