About Selective Pallet Racking
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 lighter and less-expensive. It has horizontal load beams that are held in to place by clips, and are typically adjustable in 2 inch increments. This makes altering the rack heights very easy. The drawbacks of roll formed pallet racking, however, is that it cannot hold as much weight as other styles, and tends to be less resistant to impact by forklifts. As a result, ASI recommends purchasing frame protectors, such as column protectors or end of aisle protectors, along with your used selective pallet racking.
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 hold more weight and handle forklift abuse. Frames can usually be repaired instead of replaced.