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What are the weight limits for Pallet Racking?

What are the weight limits for Pallet Racking?

Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking

Regarding pallet racking weight limits, there are many and varied limits available.  The maximum load allowed per pair of beams is normally 4 tonnes, but standard load is 2 tonnes where 2 No. 1 tonne pallets are sited next to each other.

Most pallet racking systems have a standard duty frame, a medium duty frame and a heavy duty frame with standard duty frames normally carrying 9 tonnes, medium duty 15 tonnes and heavy duty 20 tonnes, dependent on the heights and depths of the frames.

The general specification for pallet racking is the width of the bays, the standard bays being 2.7m wide, therefore 2 No. 1200mm pallets can sit on the beams giving a 100mm gap between each pallet and the end frames.  Depths of frames can vary but the most standard is 900mm where a 1m deep pallet will sit on the beams leaving a 50mm overhang either side, which is the ideal safety standard.  Normally 75mm is then left between the top of the pallet and the underside of the next beam level, which gives clearance for the pallets being lifted from the beams.

The frames can be any height to suit the warehouse they are being installed in and the frame depths can vary from 900mm to a maximum of 1500mm deep.

On systems where there are varied sizes of pallets, pallets support bars can be used across the beams, front and back, to store the pallet safely.

This can also be achieved with shelf panels but these have to be checked from the point of loadings and that they do offer a load bearing capacity.

Mesh shelf panels can also be fitted onto the beams and for stillage systems there are skid channels which are similar to pallet support bars but are a channel system so the stillages fit onto the skid channels safely.

All pallet racking is bolted to the floor for extra safety and safety racking clips are fitted into the beams and the frames for extra safety when the pallet systems are being loaded/unloaded.

Leg and corner guards can also be fitted for additional safety.

Have a query regarding pallet Racking? If so, please call Storage Concepts on 01664 410414 or us this contact form and one of our team will be in contact shortly.

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What types of pallet racking are there?

What types of pallet racking are there ?

Pallet Racking from Storage Concepts

There are many types of pallet racking systems including the standard bay type when normally 2 No. 1200mm wide pallets are fitted onto a 2700mm long beam with the 1m depth of the pallet sitting into the bay which is normally 900mm deep with a 50mm overhang each side.  Heights can vary from low level 2m up to 15m high.

There are also narrow aisle pallet racking systems where the aisles are normally set at say 1.5m which maximises the cube of a warehouse and specialist narrow aisle trucks are used.

The aisles can be wire guided so the fork truck will follow the wire guide so as not to damage the racking or guide rails can be used as an alternative method.

The narrow aisle can also be regarded as high bay pallet racking because normally the bays are fitted into high bay warehouses.

Further pallet racking types

Another system to maximise space is drive-in racking which is based on deep lanes so that a standard type pallet can be fitted, therefore saving the requirement for aisles and thereby saving space.  These systems can vary in depth and height and the pallets fit onto stub arms which allows the fork lift truck loading the pallets to drive into the bays to load the pallets.

Pallet racking can also be fitted onto mobile bases which are normally electric, again standard bay sizes and this system again allows the saving of aisle space.

Have a query regarding pallet Racking? If so, please call Storage Concepts on 01664 410414 or us this contact form and one of our team will be in contact shortly.

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Client Feedback – New Business Centre, Showroom Refit, Pallet Racking, Mezzanine Floors, Clean Rooms

UK wide projects –  New Business Centre, Showroom Refit, Pallet Racking, Mezzanine Floors, Clean Rooms and more …

 

I am writing in connection with the project work carried out by yourselves for the new Business Centre.

I would like to congratulate you and your team for the end result of the project.

It was carried out to the highest of standards and I would recommend Storage Concepts to anyone of my contacts in the future.

Once again I would like to thank you and look forward to doing business in the future.

Project Type:     Business Centre Renovation

Location:             Derbyshire

 

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I thought I would write to you with a personal note of thanks for the recent projects your company has undertook for our 3 sites in Leicestershire.

What was particularly pleasing was your help and advice in the design and planning which ensured we achieved maximum capacity by using a combination of pallet racking and mezzanine flooring in the designated area of some 50,000 square feet.  I think this area of your business gives your company real value, something we are all trying to achieve in today’s competitive market place.

Implementation went very smoothly and the Operation departments here were all really pleased that the deadlines were achieved.  As you know we only had that one specific time frame to install before our new client came on board and we were all a bit concerned of timings – but your team certainly delivered.  Next time, we’ll try and give you more lead-time.

I don’t normally write to suppliers, but on this occasion I think you deserve a bit of gratitude.  Pass on my thanks to your team.

Project Type:     Warehouse Refit

Location:              Leicestershire

 

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Storage Concepts have undertaken three projects for our farming organisation and we are pleased to acknowledge the quality of supply and service.

Storage Concepts have designed, supplied and fitted racking for our 7000 sq metres packaging warehouse.  They have also supplied and fitted partitions for production office, laboratory and also an engineering workshop and store within our current site.

I can confirm that we will be using Storage Concepts for our future site developments.

Project Type:     Warehouse Refit

Location:              Lincolnshire

 

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We would like to express our thanks for the excellent service you provided recently when we refurbished our showroom.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you to any prospective customers.

Project Type:     Car Show Room refurbishment

Location:              Cambridgeshire

 

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Storage Concepts provided a full design and build service, including project management, for the provision of semi-clean rooms and a pharmacy room on a mezzanine floor within our warehouse.

The pricing was competitive and the workmanship and management of sub-contractors was wholly professional.

This is the second time I had contracted the services of Storage Concepts, in response to invitations to tender.  On the basis of these experiences I would recommend them for the provision of other specialist erections and facility fit out.

This reference is offered as an individual view, in good faith but without acceptance of liability or any responsibility.

Project Type:     Warehouse Refit

Location:              Bedfordshire