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

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

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

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

The Apex PROs Have Your Back… & Sides, Bays, Rails, Guards & More!

Implement Your Warehouse Safety Program with the PROs Warehouse safety will always be a concern, but with the Apex PROs Rack Repair & Safety Program, we can supply some much needed peace of mind. The Apex PROs are certified pallet rack auditors. Each PRO is thoroughly trained through a proprietary Apex training program. Our program…read more

Apex Warehouse Systems– At Your Service…

Find All Your Warehouse Support Services at ApexWarehouseSystems.com Apex Warehouse Systems is your full-service material handling and storage solutions partner – from warehouse services, systems or components sourcing to integration, installation and beyond. New builds, add-ons, redesigns or safety audits, the Apex team will evaluate, design, install, refurbish and repair your pallet racking systems and…read more

Pinning Down a Secure Beam Connection | Apex Pallet Rack Safety Spotlight

Broken, loose, and missing rack clips are “small” but still a significant warehouse safety concern. In roll-formed pallet rack, a safety (or locking) pin secures beams to uprights, preventing the beam from dislodging if accidentally struck by a forklift or pallet load. The pallet rack pin acts as a positive pressure device that must be…read more

When Does a Hit Become a Serious Blow – Apex Pallet Rack Safety Spotlight

  Pallet rack is designed to withstand some impact from material handling equipment, but when does regular use and some minor damage become a potential system or safety hazard?  A thorough and regular review of your pallet rack is the best preventative to rack failure, but what exactly is a thorough rack inspection? Your rack…read more

Pallet Rack Design – Is Your Aisle Width Working FOR or Against You?

Ok, so we’re poking a little fun here, but in all seriousness, it’s critically important to properly define aisle width in your pallet rack design layout. Basically, it’s a financial boon if you do it right and a bust if you do it wrong. Depending on the forklift type or types you are using, there will…read more