Pallet racking is basically just a bunch of metal beams that use the pallets that the products come on as a shelf. It's pretty simple to explain by writing, but it's very effective in real life practice. Forklifts play a key role in this storage type. They are used to lift the pallets onto the steel beams and take them down when it is needed. Things can get pretty rocky when a forklift is involved. It can bump into the rack and because it has a lot of force, everything can start tumbling down. But, don't worry, there is something out there used to protect the rack. Coincidentally it's called a rack protector. These small pieces of metal are bolted down on the ground in front of the rack. They are separate from the beams and if the forklift comes too close to the metal beams, it would hit the protectors instead. For now, let's talk about why relying on pallet racking is a good idea.
One of the main reason that many companies prefer pallet racking is that they are durable which ensures that the product is safe. Even without any protection, a pallet rack can withstand being hit by a forklift. A rack protector is simply just added protection that will keep your mind at ease. The materials they are made from keeps the beams stable and make them unbreakable under normal circumstances.
The racks also allow for easy access to everything that is on them. This increases the productivity of everyone who works in the warehouse. By getting the pallets down or up quickly, workers won't experience frustration because they can't reach something. The way that you place the racks will also impact the workers. It is recommended that you make the layout so that everyone can have access to everything quickly and easily.
The biggest reason, however, that gets most people convinced that they need a pallet racking system is their ability to save space. This is because you can always add on top of the steel beams. The height of a warehouse is rarely utilised. Pallet racking systems allow for you to utilise all of that free space. This saves a tonne of money for your company. You won't have to expand to another warehouse or look for alternative way to store the products that you offer. As you can see, pallet racking is one of the easiest, cheapest and most reliable options when it comes to storage.
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