Types of Pallet Racks
There are two types of selective pallet racks; cold rolled and structural. Structural selective pallet racks are made from hot steel. The hot steel is rolled to form I-beams and C channels. Structural rack is more expensive than cold rolled but can handle forklift abuse. Frames can usually be repaired instead of replaced. Structural rack holds more weight than cold rolled.
Cold rolled pallet racks begin as a piece of flat steel. It is processed through a machine that forms the steel into the desired form. This type of rack uses less steel which reduces the cost. Light weight and easy installation makes this an ideal type of rack for applications that need to stack to the ceiling. Cold rolled pallet racks are easily damaged when hit, therefore frame protectors are recommended.
Used pallet racks can be easily reconfigured for expansion. Several options are available for decking. Any type of forklift can be used in this rack system. Many accessories are available including row spacers, column protectors and supports. Used pallet rack manufacturers include Frazier, Interlake, Steel King and Unarco. American Surplus stocks these brands along with Ridg-u-Rak and Mecalux. Design and installation of used pallet racks, by trained professionals, is available nationwide.
Used pallet racks store materials on pallets in horizontal rows on multiple levels. Pallet racks require the use of a forklift truck to load and unload pallets onto the racks. All pallet racks, no matter the style, will increase the storage density of your warehouse, retail centers, and any other storage facility.
Pallet Rack Brands
Some of the brands we sell are: Bull Dog pallet racks, Husky pallet racks, Burtman pallet racks, Interlake pallet racks, Dexco pallet racks, Teardrop pallet racks, Deltruie pallet racks, Mecalux Pallet Racking, Elite pallet racks, Konstant pallet racks, Excell pallet racks, Penco pallet racks, Frazier pallet racks, Republic pallet racks, Frick Gallager pallet racks, Ridg-u-Rack Pallet Rack, Structural Pallet Racking and Speed Rack.
Pallet Rack Types
- Warehouse Storage
- Storage Racking
- Industrial Shelving Racks
- Industrial Pallet Racking
- Used pallet racks
- Pallet Rack Frames
- Warehouse Racking
- Pallet Rack Beams
- Pallet Racking Systems
- Pallet Rack Uprights
Choosing Pallet Racks
There are many factors to consider when choosing which style of pallet racks are right for you: Storage density required/ desired. Building space, both floor space and height. Placement of obstructions (doors, support beams, building columns, etc. Inventory size and weight. Inventory accessibility & cost.
Used selective pallet racks are the least dense and also the least expensive option, and allows for direct access to each product at each shelf height. They come in two main styles, roll formed and structural. Roll formed racking is typically lighter and has horizontal load beams that are held in to place by clips, and are typically adjustable in 2 inch increments. This makes adjusting the rack heights very easy, but roll formed pallet racks cannot hold as much weight as other styles, and tend to be less resistant to impact by forklifts.