Rack Design & Installation

Rack Design & Installation

Understanding Seismic Requirements

Before you install new racking, learn all you need about your region’s seismic activity and how that impacts your rack selections. When it comes to earthquakes, it’s easy to think that outside of California, they’re not much of a concern ...
Rack Design & Installation

Why You Should Consider Fire Protection Early in Rack Design

Designing a rack system involves planning with fire protection in mind. It’s an unfortunate fact that warehouse fires are a fairly common occurrence. In fact, data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reveals that there are somewhere on average ...
Rack Design & Installation

The Difference Between Racking and Shelving

Picking the right racking or shelving solutions for your specific operations can be a lengthy process and one that should be carried out with a credentialed racking or shelving manufacturing partner. Having a good understanding of what systems and options ...
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Navigating the World of Used Racking: In short, buyer beware ...

Without question, buying used racking will save you money. Often, you can find it at five to 10 percent or more below the cost of new racking. It’s also easy to lay your hands on used racking: from retailers who ...
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The Three Types of Engineers You Need on a Project

Before you move forward with your rack design project, get these three types of engineers on board. You have plans to install a new racking system, whether within an existing facility or within a new, greenfield build. There’s a lot ...
Rack Design & Installation

Not Your Father’s Steel Shelving: Today’s steel shelving options go ...

Every warehouse is aware of—and uses—basic, traditional steel shelving. A system of beams and uprights, for many years it was simply that—a place to store your pallet loads and that’s where it ended. Today, however, steel shelving is available in ...
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Planning Your Rack System—Part Two: Drilling down into specific rack ...

In part one of our post “Planning Your Rack System,” we explained the basic differences in racking materials, density versus selectivity, and more. In this post, we’ll explain more about the various racking configurations and how each might work in ...
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Planning Your Rack System- Part 1

With myriad options to choose from, this explainer will help you zero in on the right system for your operations. Every distribution center and manufacturing operation relies on racking. While that’s a given, the various configurations and options of racking ...
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Safely Storing High-Value Items: Your rack installation must hold up, ...

High-value items in the warehouse can take on many different looks and definitions. They could look like slow-moving items that must be ready at a moment’s notice, for instance. Think one of the many FEMA warehouses around the country, where ...
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Adjusting Aisle Width for VNA Trucks

Before closing up your aisle space, have a plan for getting it right. Space is getting tight in your facility, so you’ve opted to add some tighter and higher racking to the mix. Complementing that might be the addition of ...