Designing a warehouse

Pallet Racking: How to Select Pallet Racking For Your Warehouse

If your company has determined a need for pallet racking, perhaps to replace damaged upright frames or to create additional storage, doing an internet search for “warehouse pallet racking” will produce a high number of results. Pallet racking selection for your application can be overwhelming. Before meeting a storage & handling specialist, it is beneficial […]

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3 Ways to Increase Warehouse Storage

Having a productive warehouse isn’t just about the equipment. It’s important that your warehouse is utilizing its space to allow for efficient and safe work processes. Consider these 3 ways to increase warehouse storage. Increase Warehouse Storage Pallet Racking Pallet racking comes in a variety of styles and configurations. The correct pallet rack selection will […]

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Forklift Tail Swing

A forklift counterweight can show the failure in design and layout of a facility. Unlike automobiles, forklifts steer from the rear. This design creates a forklift tail swing during turns, moving the rear of the forklift to the opposite side of the turn. Pedestrians and fixed objects such as walls, racking and products are at risk […]

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Tips and Tools for Loading and Off-Loading Product on Pallet Racking

When a forklift operator’s visibility is compromised by the mast, product or pallet racking, it can lead to pallet rack damage. Tools are available to assist operators, but before making an investment, it is beneficial to review the basics for loading and off-loading product on pallet racking. Pallet Racking Load Dimensions Is your product too […]

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Single Reach Truck versus Double Reach Truck

Our company has narrow aisles and will be investing in a Reach Truck for its ease of use in smaller faces. Why would I select a Double Reach Truck over a Single Reach Truck? If you have an opportunity to create a pallet racking configuration that places (2) racks back-to-back, without an aisle in between, […]

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Maximizing Storage with a Double Reach Truck

Can warehouse storage increase using double reach trucks? Double reach trucks can increase pallet racking storage by up to 50%; however, it is best for applications that have a high quantity of pallets and a low number of SKUs. Number of SKUs Storing product double deep could decrease your selectivity because the forklift operator can’t […]

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Pallet Flow Racking and Types of Rollers

At most warehouses using pallet flow racking systems, you will find one of these rollers in use – full width, skate wheels or poly wheel. Full Width Full width rollers are the width of the pallet, which offers points of contact for the traveling pallet. Your pallet structure or load capacity may dictate the need […]

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Pallet Flow Racking Systems

When a company has a need to distribute products by earliest production, the system of FIFO (First In, First Out) is implemented. This system ensures a quick rotation of goods, helps identify batch quality issues and reduces the cost of obsolete inventory. FIFO is often used by companies that produce and distribute perishable goods or […]

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Pallet Rack Capacities

The primary purpose of warehouse pallet racking is to keep product off the ground, secure and easily accessible. However, we also rely on it to be durable because of its close proximity to warehouse employees and pedestrians. The pallet racking must be strategically selected and properly installed so that it isn’t vulnerable to collapse. When […]

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Order Picking Technologies, Storage and Equipment

Order picking, also known as order fulfillment, is the process of collecting, packaging and preparing items for shipment to the customer. Anything that moves out of the door of a warehouse or distribution center has to be picked – whether the order is for 20 pallets loaded onto a truck or 2,000 individual items (SKUs) […]

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How to Protect Your Drive-In Pallet Racking

Drive-in pallet racking is an effective solution to create high-density storage. The forklift operator drives directly into the rack, lifting the pallet above the rails to drop the load. This allows you to decrease the floor space given to aisles and make room for more pallet positions. Overall, it has tremendous cubic foot utilization at […]

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Best Pallet Racking System for LIFO (Last In First Out)

LIFO pallet racking (Last In First Out) is an ideal storage system when: The product is not date sensitive Pallet rows can be dedicated to one product The pallets used in operation are consistent and good quality REQUEST QUOTE Push Back Racking Bulk stacking is efficient, but pallet racking is often implemented because soft packing […]