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. This type of racking is the most popular type of pallet racking systems. 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. Structural pallet racking tends to be tougher, sturdier, and more resistant to daily operational abuse. This makes it ideal for heavy loads and rough working conditions.
Selective Rack Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why might I prefer selective pallet racking to other racking systems?
A: Selective pallet racking maximizes your storage space and allows for quick, easy access to pallets. This type of pallet racking is “selective” because users can select any pallet load without having to first move other pallet loads. Being the least expensive option and great for immediate access, it remains the most popular racking system in our industry.
Q: What is the difference between roll formed and structural selective pallet racking?
A: Selective pallet racking comes in either of these two main styles. Roll formed racking is lighter and less expensive, however, they cannot hold as much weight and ASI will recommend additional frame protectors. Structural selective pallet racking is formed from hot steel. While this option is more expensive, it holds greater weight and can better handle impact by utility vehicles, making it ideal for heavier loads or rough work.
Q: Does ASI carry a variety of selective pallet rack brands?
A: Yes, we do! ASI is home to more than 17 brands of selective pallet racking such as Ridg-U-Rak and Hi-Line systems.
American Surplus Inc. carries an assortment of different selective pallet racking:
Selective pallet racking gives warehouse workers direct access only to pallets and inventory that you need. This style of racking allows for pallet volume and weight flexibility. This allows you to successfully utilize warehouse floor space. By making the most of your warehouse space businesses can efficiently operate at the highest capacity. When you find the suitable pallet racking solution for your warehouse, you’ll end up increasing productivity and product movement. The biggest benefit of selecting the right selective pallet rack solution for your warehouse is an overall increase in profit.
Let American Surplus Inc. help you find the right pallet racking solutions today. Call us at (800) 876-3736