Used pallet supports are used to assist the forklift operator in positioning the pallet load onto the pallet rack level. In order to take advantage of the frame and beam capacity, loaded pallets must be positioned squarely on the front and rear beams. There are many types of metal, wood supports and decking: Wood planking (instep and on top of beams), Plywood panels (in step and on top of beams), Particle Board panels (in step and on top of beams), Metal (waterfall type) on top of beams, Metal (waterfall on top of beams and screwed to beams), and Metal (in step).
There are a lot of options for effectively providing a surface for forklift operators to place pallet loads safely and securely. The above choices have different benefits along with disadvantages. Your insurance company will probably have concerns about wood planking, particle board, and plywood being used due to fire risk.
Metal is the answer that will do the job. Keep in mind that pallet supports are used to assist the operator in correctly placing the loaded pallet not increasing the capacity of the system. To prevent damaged pallets or material falling, ASI suggests using wire decking with attached struts serving as supports. Call and speak with one of our rack technicians who will assist you with your choice. Call 800-876-3736.