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Euro Pallets

Pallet Racking

Storage Concepts have recently completed a large pallet racking installation for the accommodation of Euro pallets 800mm wide x 1200mm deep for a third party distribution company.

The pallet racking warehouse is in a high tech warehouse distribution centre in Cambridgeshire and stores products and stock for their clients , which is picked and distributed within UK and Europe.

The products and equipment Storage Concepts installed satisfy the client’s needs in terms of flexibility for their operation, providing a good design, quick and economical design solution, was installed to utilise and maximise the headroom of the building as the building was constructed with a lattice work beam to provide high density pallets.

 

Installed by Storage Concepts

The installation was carried out and installed quickly and efficiently in this new high tech warehouse.

For more information please contact the sales team.

 

What are the Pallet Racking Standards

UK Pallet Racking Standards

Pallet Racking

There are no specific Government standards laid down for the manufacture and / or installation of pallet racking.  Each manufacturer designs and produces their own system based on their manufacturing capabilit, design standards and patents.

All UK manufacturers however are signed up to the SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association) Code of Practice which dictates design criteria and also specifically assists and guides contractors in relation to best practice for onsite installation.

All pallet racking installations must be fit for purpose and as such are designed to support specific loads over a given area.  The racking designer will choose the product depending on the design loads and other criteria available from the client. This, together with information provided by the manufacturers technical support team, will allow the installation to be value engineered and designed fit for purpose with suitable specification of frames, beams and loads considering pallet dimensions and handling criteria.

Once the installation has been completed safety load signs would be affixed to the installation by the racking contractor for operational guidance.

It is then the operators responsibility to ensure that all personnel working within the new rack system are suitably trained and that regular rack inspections are undertaken to ensure that the installed equipment is maintained to the highest safety standards.

Storage Concepts recommends weekly on-site inspections by the client with a six monthly rack inspection by a suitably qualified outside agency.

If you would like further information regarding Pallet Racking, please call 01664 410414 or use the contact form here.

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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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A recent warehouse refit project

High bay pallet racking with mesh shelves

Storage Concepts based in Melton Mowbray recently completed a major warehouse refit project for a leading agricultural machinery manufacturer based in Nottinghamshire.  The full warehouse refit project consisted of dismantling all of their low level 4m high pallet racking and reinstalling higher 6m pallet racking with extra beam levels to create extra pallet spaces.

The work was completed in four different stages which allowed the customer to continue their day picking and distribution and created an extra 2000 pallet positions.  Each pair of beams was decked with mesh panels to save any spillage from the pallets, they also supplied widespan shelving systems in a variety of different  widths and depths 6m high to create archive storage shelving.

An existing mezzanine floor was extended and then a powered belt conveyor was installed to take tote boxes from the ground level to the mezzanine level  which in the past had been done manually which again saved the customer precious time and created better productivity for them to handle their increased product picking.

There was also an existing run of cantilever racking and the cantilever arms were decked with 18mm chipboard to store long items but this was proving unsatisfactory so Storage Concepts re-decked the levels with 38mm thick particle board and put strengthening braces in between the arms to offer safer and stronger shelving positions.

Please contact us here at Storage Concepts at any time to arrange a visit to your premises at which point we can arrange to have drawn up detailed drawings and specifications to utilise your space better.

 

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Maximising Profitability Without Costing The Earth

Racking up your productive space

Tidy up your warehouse with a racking system

Whatever business you’re in – wholesale, retail, distribution, manufacturing etc – the functionality and effectiveness of your warehousing operation is key to maximising profitability. The most cost efficient use of space is the main objective of Storage Concepts’ warehouse racking systems, but there are other issues to be aware of.

The latest health and safety regulations have strong recommendations on storage and could force you into embarking on an expensive renovation programme, or even make you consider relocating your warehousing. » Read more…

Drive in racking system, Leicestershire

Drive in racking installed by Storage Concepts

Storage Concepts were asked by a large Leicestershire based company to design a storage system to accommodate over 1,000 pallets at any one time.

We therefore suggested, designed and installed a drive-in racking system with has proved to be most successful from the company’s point of view.