One cannot talk about pallet racking without mentioning the forklift trucks, which generally play an integral part of each and every pallet racking system for they are usually required to place loaded pallets up onto the racks for storage.
Thanks to the Second World War, the pallet racks have become the essential element for most of the modern warehouses, including manufacturing facilities, retail centres, as well as other storage and distribution facilities in the world today. Most if not all types of the pallet racking does increase storage density of the stored goods and at the same time the racking associated costs increase with an increase in the storage density.
Some of the common types of pallet rack systems include the drive-in and drive-through, the push-back, the pallet flow, the compact mobilized pallet racks, and also the carton flow racks.
Owing to the size and weight of the pallets, some important safety factors need to be considered at all times. These include: 1) paying attention to any cases of loose components in the pallet racking systems as well as taking time to report any damages; 2) it is always the owner’s legal responsibility to always communicate all important warnings to all those who are around storage racks; 3) using only quality pallets that are free from damage; 4) ensuring that proper motorized equipment is being used for the intended application; 5) avoiding and not obstructing the end of aisles through staging pallets around those areas; 6) never to overload or exceed the standard required specifications for any racking system since overloading may lead to a catastrophic failure of any storage rack system; 7) rack safety checks to be done regularly by a qualified inspector who is familiar with the RMI designs and safety standards so as to ensure all the aspects of the system are up and 100% operationally safe.
In conclusion, the market for pallet racking storage aid system is expanding.