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For those of you who don’t know a lot about pallet rack, here are some helpful terms and definitions:

Double-Deep Racks – Usually two rows of selective racks, one placed behind the other, on which pallets may be placed two deep by a double-deep reach truck. Fifty percent of all loads are immediately accessible and, in the worst case, it is necessary to remove the front pallet on any level to have access to the one immediately behind it. Applies to a storage requirement for many pallets of few SKUs.

Automated Storage/Retrieval System (AS/RS) – A combination of equipment and controls, which handles, stores and retrieves materials with precision, accuracy and speed under a defined degree of automation. Systems vary from relatively simple, manually controlled order-picking machines operating in small storage structures to computer-controlled storage and retrieval systems, totally integrated into the manufacturing and distribution process.

Material(s) Handling – 1. An aspect of materials management relating specifically to the physical transfer of materials.  2. The movement of materials (raw materials, scrap, semi-finished and
finished) to, through and from productive processes; in warehouses and storage; and in receiving and shipping areas.

wildeck_mezzanine_03-resized-600Pallet Rack Shelving – Standard pallet rack can be equipped with shelf panel inserts so that pallet rack can be used for storing binnable, rackable or palletized materials as needs change.

Mezzanine – (pictured right) A platform supported with structural members, used for storage or operations; constructed at a height which permits movement of people and equipment below.

Storage Solutions has two used equipment packages available, arriving at our facility in Westfield, IN this week! Drive in pallet rack, selective rack and wire decking! Some of the specific items are:

  • (1,200) 96″ x 4″ Teardrop Beams
  • (1,300) 96″ x 3″ Teardrop Beams
  • (2,700) 96″ x 4-1/8″ Mecalux Teardrop Beams
  • (230) 42″D x 144″H Mecalux Teardrop Uprights
  • (350) 42″D x 216″H Mecalux Teardrop Uprights
  • (250) 42″D x 216″H Teardrop Uprights
  • Over (2,000) pallet positions of drive-in rack

For more information including pictures, capacities, and colors please call 866-474-2001 or e-mail AJ at [email protected].

We want to educate you with some Pallet Rack definitions:

selectivePallet Storage Rack A structure composed of two or more upright frames, beams, and connectors for the purpose of supporting palletized materials in storage. Among the common methods of assembly are welded, bolted, or clipped.

Selective Rack – Pallet rack that is one load (single) pallet deep. Implies all loads are equally accessible from the (fork truck) aisle. Contrast with Double-Deep Racks.

cantileverCantilever Rack (pictured right) A rack consisting of arms cantilevered from columns. Most useful when there is need for a full clear shelf that can be loaded from the front without obstructing uprights.

First-In, First-Out (FIFO) – An inventory valuation method, in which costs of material are transferred in chronological order.

Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) – An inventory valuation method, in which costs are transferred in reverse chronological order.

If you have questions about these terms or would like our help on an upcoming project, let us know!