Pallet rack, or sometimes also known as the beam rack or stock keeping rack, is a material handling storage aid system designed to store materials on pallets. A Pallet Rack is usually a heavy duty racking system and is the most popular one among all kinds of warehouse racking systems. All types of pallet racking increase storage density of the stored goods.
As the most widely used pallet storage equipment in the world, pallet rack is utilized in most warehouses and manufacturing facilities. When using a pallet rack, the first job to do is the unit-loading that is set up different groups for goods according to the packages and weights of the goods, and then decides the types, specifications, sizes of the pallet racks to be used, the weight of a single carrier and the height of fork lift truck .
After that, the width, depth and floor height of a rack unit could be determined accordingly. Finally, the height of a Heavy Duty Pallet Racking is determined according to that of the edge of the warehouse roof and the forklift truck.
A pallet rack is usually with a width within 4 meters, and a depth within 1.5 meters. The height of storage rack of high and low warehouse are often less the 12 meters while that of a ultra-high warehouse is less then 30 meters(such warehouses are often automated warehouses, and were composed of several storage rocks within the height of 12 meters).
For the above mentioned warehouses, reach lift truck, counter balance fork truck, three-wheel electric forklift truck are mostly used to manage goods among the high and low warehouse, and sometimes a forklift truck is been used when the storage rack is much lower while a stacker is been used in a ultra-high warehouse.
Such Pallet Racking has the advantages of high space utilities and flexible goods management. It can easily meet the high standard of the modern logistics system aided by the computer management and control. These are all the reasons why pallet rack is so widely used in the modern society, especially in the manufacturing business.
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