Selective pallet racking is one of the most popular types of pallet racking. Aside from maximizing storage space there is a lot of benefits when choosing this style of racking. Selective pallet racking is an excellent choice for anybody who needs quick and easy access to their inventory and materials. The bays are typically one-rack deep, providing easy access to pallets from both sides of the rack. This storage system will also help to increase the productivity of warehouse workers by decreasing the time it takes to load and unload materials. Selective pallet racks are very versatile, allowing the racking to be flexible for your inventory management needs. These storage systems can be designed with either roll formed steel or structural steel. These two types of selective pallet racking can support different load capacities, so the style that is right for you will vary depending on the types of materials you will be storing.
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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.