Transverse Vs. Longitudinal Flue Spaces

According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), there are two types of flue spaces to consider when designing a pallet racking storage system for your warehouse: Transverse Flue Space and Longitudinal Flue Space. See example below. Transverse Flue Space: Orientating yourself towards the racking face, this is the space between the product being stored…read more

Coming to Terms with the Material Handling Word Soup

Apex Shares Helpful Pallet Rack Glossary While no business is immune to confusion and mistakes due to miscommunication, we find that common terms and phrases are anything but common in the material handling & warehousing sector. Given that the average facility has potentially millions of moving parts, it’s critical that your team rely on a…read more

Give Your Pallet Rack a Little Space – The 411 on Row Spacers

Row spacers can take the form of steel bars, channels, or rods. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be painted, unfinished or galvanized. They connect upright to upright in configurations where rows of pallet rack are positioned back-to-back while allowing space between them. Why is any of that important? Row…read more

New East Coast Facility Better Serves Expanding Pallet Rack Market

Welcome to our New Quick Ship Warehouse in Emporia, Virginia which opened for business earlier this year. With this new facility we have over 45,000 sq. ft. of storage space to support Apex’s growing new and used pallet rack business. Just head to our website Inventory page. There you can search for new and like-new pallet…read more

Safely Steer Your Drive-In Rack Operation | Apex Safety Spotlight

Drive-in pallet rack is a high density, deep-lane storage system configured to maximize warehouse space while storing high-volume SKUs. The rack is compact and efficient but requires a proficient forklift driver to carefully drive into the drive-in lane for pallet put-a-way and retrieval. Pallets are placed on heavy-duty rails that run the full depth of…read more

Purge Your Push-Back Rack from Pallet Captivity

How to Safely Clear a Clogged Push-Back Pallet Rack Lane Push-back pallet rack is a popular dense-storage method for warehouse operations across a wide variety of industries. It’s an efficient gravity flow solution designed for last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventory rotation and it typically functions trouble-free. Quick Recap – How Push-Back Works: Pallets are placed on…read more

What’s the Net for Guarding Your Rack? | Apex Safety Spotlight

Pallet rack netting is a smart, economical safety accessory attached at higher rack levels to prevent inventory, cartons or debris from falling through the rack system. Safety netting is the umbrella term used for all net-based rack guarding methods used to enhance warehouse safety and loss prevention efforts. There are two safety netting/guarding options: Wire…read more

Drop the Welding Torch & Order Your Repair Kit | Apex Safety Spotlight

Welded Rack Repairs vs Rack Repair Kit – Why It’s a No Contest Battle Pallet rack damage that is determined significant enough to compromise the integrity of the system requires repair… that is something we can all agree upon. We should also agree that when it comes to the actual pallet rack repair there is…read more

Double-Deep Pallet Rack – Design Tips from the Apex Experts

Double-Deep Selective Pallet Rack is a two-deep version of the standard selective pallet rack commonly used to boost pallet density for higher volume products. Double-deep maximizes warehousing space by reducing the number of aisles while increasing pallet storage space, however it should also be noted that these systems require the use of a double-deep reach…read more

Push-Back Pallet Rack Forklift Training | Apex Video Training Series

Proper Load & Unload Techniques for Push-Back Pallet Rack Push-Back pallet rack is a high density storage solution that relies on an arrangement of enveloping wheeled carts positioned on slightly inclined rails.  Pallets are loaded and unloaded from a single aisle supporting Last-In, First-Out inventory rotation. For optimal productivity and worker safety, your warehouse team…read more