- Pallet Height
The total vertical dimension between the outer surfaces of the top and bottom decks (includes skid height)
- Pallet Length
Horizontal dimension depth of the pallet (front-to-back)
- Pallet Rack
A Material Handling Storage System designed to store materials on pallets (or skids) in horizontal rows with multiple levels. A rack structure is comprised primarily of vertical upright frames and horizontal shelf beams, with one and two-deep pallet storage. Frames, beams and accessories can be incorporated to support unit loads, whether or not such loads are palletized. Common methods of assembly include welded, bolted, or clipped.
- Pallet Rack Shelving
Standard pallet rack can be equipped with shelf panel inserts for storing binnable, rackable or palletized materials as needs change.
- Pallet Support Bar
A bar similar to a safety bar, intended to support the full weight of a loaded pallet, where the size, strength, or style of a pallet prohibits its placement directly onto a pair of load beams. These members extend between the shelf beams underneath the stored load that aids in the support of that load.
- Pallet Width
Horizontal pallet dimension (front face) perpendicular to stringers
- Pick Tower
Ideal for modern full carton and individual item Picking Distribution Centres, requiring maximum primary picking location density. These are multi-level platforms allow staff optimum accessibility to all picking locations, without the use of order-picking equipment or wider aisles.
Signage permanently and prominently displayed, depicting the permissible loading of the rack.
- Portable Rack (Stacking Frame)
Stackable racks are usually 4 post structures, with or without casters, with special stacking cups on the top of the posts. Usually stacked up to 3 high for safety reasons, but can be placed individually in racking with the use of U-channels. The stacking racks are designed for the specific components being stored and can be easily moved with forklifts.
- Post Guard (column guard, post protector)
A reinforced section of the endframe lower front aisle post to deflect impact on the pallet or straddle leg. Post Protectors are available in many configurations weld-on, clip-on or floor mounted options.
- Product Load
The weight of the item(s) placed on the rack.
- Pushback Rack
A specialized pallet rack structure in which the horizontal shelf beams support push-back lanes comprised of tracks and nested rolling carts. The Push-Back Rack lanes are installed on a slight pitch permitting multiple-depth pallet storage. Loading and unloading is done from the same service aisle by pushing the pallets back. PushBack rack is usually 2 to 6 deep but can be installed back-to-back.