- Stacking Bin
An individual compartment for the storage of items or supplies. Includes the interconnecting of bins in the stacked position permitting two or more stacked bins to be carried as a unit.
- Step Beam (Ledged Beam)
Step Beams are designed to hold pallet supports (safety bars) and wire mesh decks more efficiently than other beams. Step beams can also be used to support wood, grating and solid steel shelves for box storage.
- Storage Platform
Storage Platforms can be one, two or more levels high and allow you to utilize potential storage space within your existing facility. Can increase bulk floor storage and shelving or carton flow pick systems.
- Structural Rack
Very similar to a rollformed pallet rack system, except the horizontal load beams are bolted to the uprights and have a superior weight-bearing capacity. Also, the structural pallet racking can be designed into the structure of the building itself (i.e. a rack supported building), so that the upright columns are simultaneously used to support the roof of the storage facility. In this case, the Structural Pallet Rack uprights replace the storage building’s vertical support I-beams.
- T & D
Tie and Diagonal – the horizontal ties diagonal braces are welded to the frame.
- Tek Screw
Self-drilling screws eliminate the need for a pre-drilled hole and allow drilling and fastening to be done in the same motion. Tek screws are primarily used to secure components placed on beams such as step wire, mesh decks, safety bars etc. Larger sizes are available and can be used as a tamper proof safety pin for the beams. A time saving alternative to using a nut & bolt or where access is limited.
- Tunnel Bay
A section of a pallet rack in which one or more beam levels nearest the floor slab, have been subsequently removed to create an intersecting aisle, permitting the passage of material handling equipment and/or personnel below the remaining beam levels.
- Upright Frame
The Racking End Frame that beams lock into consisting of two columns with welded bracing and foot plates. Frames vary in size and design depending on pallet load requirements. The most common upright column is produced by rollforming flat coil stock steel into a modified “C” shape with returns, often referred to as open-back rollformed columns. During manufacturing, column holes or slots are punched at standard intervals, so that the load beams can be mounted into the upright columns. Upright frames can also be constructed utilizing structural “C” shapes for columns. Columns can be doubled at the lower level to increase strength and impact resistance.
- VNA (Very Narrow Aisle)
Pallet racks that can be placed closer together than standard designs, creating very narrow picking aisles, being loaded and unloaded using a side loading fork truck specifically designed for narrow aisles.
- Wall Spacers
Wall spacers are used to tie or anchor the racking uprights to the walls of the buildings. This is now an unsafe practice that we do not condone or sell. For more information, please call one of our salesmen and they will be happy to explain the other options we have to offer you.
- Wire Mesh Decks
Commonly used as a safety device on pallet racking to prevent pallets, or individual products stored on them, from falling through the rack structure. Wire Mesh Decking is available in various thicknesses and mesh openings. Wire mesh construction also allows for easy identification of shelf contents and prevents dirt and other debris from accumulating on the shelves. Most wire mesh decking has U-shaped channel supports, also known as struts, to support the loads. For waterfall decking, the wire mesh extends across the top and down the front of the beam to provide more support and prevents the beams from spreading.