When it comes to the material handling industry, it can often times be difficult to keep up with the terminology we use from day to day. We have decided to start posting a Term Of The Week to break it down in terms everyone can understand.
This week’s Term Of The Week:
Standard selective pallet rack is designed for the purpose of the bulk storage of palletized goods and equipment. All types of pallet racking create some level of increase in storage density, storing materials in horizontal bays. Pallet rack is an essential and ever-present element in most modern warehouse, manufacturing facilities, retail centers and other storage and distribution facilities.
Elements of Selective Rack:
- Pallet Rack Uprights – the vertical pieces of these storage units, which are typically anchored to the floor and provide the support for the racking system.
- Pallet Rack Beams – clip into the uprights and provide the horizontal support in these units.
- Wire Decks – are the final element of these units, which sit on top of the beams and create the sheld that the pallets and/or goods sit on.