Structural pallet racking is the most cost-effective product to meet the requirements of efficient storage use in a potentially abusive environment. Structural racking steel components can be used in any application where high capacity and long life are important. It can be integrated with rollformed components to provide a more economical alternative, incorporating the best features of each style. This is also known as Hybrid Racking.
Lift truck damage is reduced due to the structural shape of the column, placing the most amount of steel at the front face corners. Load carrying members lose their ability to support stated loads when deformed by damage. The extra strength provided by structural racking reduces this risk and is less likely to become deformed by everyday lift truck impacts. Structural racking sections are thick enough to allow repairs to be made using ordinary cutting and welding equipment. Note: Any re-work must be completed by fully qualified personnel.
Structural racking, is constructed of hot rolled structural channels, I-beams and HSS tubes, which are extraordinarily capable of withstanding the wear and tear of the toughest environments. This makes structural rack popular for use in cold storage, freezers, and distribution facilities.
Companies are also becoming increasingly cost conscious, which has increased the popularity of structural rack for use in many industries. Although the initial investment in structural rack may at first appear more costly than rollformed racking, the cumulative cost of replacing damaged rack components and the downtime required for repairs, combined with the shipping and installation costs, far exceed the higher material cost of investing in structural racking.