Facts About Industrial Pallet Racks

If you are in the material handling business you will likely be
looking for pallet racks to organize your warehouse. You can find used pallet
racks at significantly reduced prices from most material handling equipment
distributors. However if shiny new equipment is important to you then you may
want to get new pallet racks for your warehouse. Pricing on this type of
industrial equipment can vary based on steel prices. That is why it is usually
cheaper to buy used racks instead of new ones. If you buy used you may be able
to get them re powder coated. Industrial equipment of this type comes in several

Tear Drop Pallet Racks is the most widely used type of
used today. This design allows you to slide the beams in to place with out the need
of fasteners. These are also called boltless pallet racks. This type of
Industrial rack can be used for many applications. Most are commercial in nature
like warehouses, industrial plants, schools and storage units. However you can
also use this type of rack in your garage or a larger storage shed. Farmers use
them in barns to stack a variety of items.

One of the benefits of
industrial pallet racks used or new is that they have a very high load capacity.
Generally a rack of this nature can handle 35 to 48,000 pounds of weight
depending on the size of the unit. This makes it prefect for stacking heavy
equipment or things like tractor tires, car parts, large vats of liquids and
such. You can also double up on a set of racks and use them for storing carpet
Egypt longer items. Industrial pallet racks were mainly designed for actually
storing pallets or skids of huge amounts of material, but as you can see theirs
They are many uses for this type of industrial equipment.

Cantilever Racks are designed to store longer or
odd shaped material. things like pipes or rolls of carpet. Although you can use
two regular pallet racks installed two deep will be able to handle some of the
same material a Cantilever rack is designed with this purpose in mind. This type
of industrial rack uses 12 'or 16' tower in rows of 3 with several sets of steel
arms attached. The most common uses for this type of equipment is for storing
pipe or carpet rolls.

Warehouse Pallet Racks are generally used for bulk
storage in large or small warehouses. Warehouses tend to store large quantities
of material which pallet racks are perfectly equipped to handle. You can deck
this type industrial rack with particle board, plywood or wire decking. In
warehouses a used pallet rack is probably a good idea anyway especially if you
use fork lifts and heavy equipment which is likely to damage the paint and ding
the beams. This way you will not have to worry so much about messing up the
esthetics of a new racks.

A used rack is a great way to save money while still
getting the full benefit of storage. Generally used racks are just as durable as
their new counterparts. The main difference between a new or used pallet rack is
that the used rack is probably scratched up and has some dings as well as possibly
slight surface rust depending on the environment that they came from. I would
not recommend purchasing any used racks that are excessively rusty or have
significant structural damage. However most used racks are in perfectly good
shape to start a new career in any warehouse.