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

Going Up? Mezzanines – Looking at Freestanding vs Rack Supported

Mezzanines or work platforms are an excellent way to take advantage of often underutilized warehouse “cube” space.  By cube we mean the 3rd dimension… not just square footage but vertical space too.  You’re paying for the whole inside of your facility, so why not maximize every bit of it, right? Mezzanines can support office space,…read more

Drive-In/Drive-Thru Gets a Double Take… with Twinlode®

Drive-in pallet rack is already a leading economical warehousing solution for high-density, low SKU, non-perishable inventory, but what if you could “super-size” it?  If you could build it to load double the pallets and do it faster and easier… that would that be called Twinlode®. The concept of the Twinlode drive-in pallet rack system consists…read more

A Few Well-Chosen Accessories Can Reinvent a Whole Lot of Pallet Rack

Shelving options and more open up a world of storage possibilities… While basic pallet racking consists simply of columns and beams there are a lot of affordable, easy to install, standard accessories for both structural and roll-formed selective pallet racking as well as cantilever racking that can help you easily customize and tailor your system…read more

Sloped & Cant-Leg, Offset or Set-Back… Are these Pallet Rack Frames the Same?

…And Which Should I Choose? If you’re familiar with pallet rack storage solutions, you’ve likely heard of the sloped leg and cant leg frame, or maybe the offset or set-back frame design… confused yet? We hear you…. even the industry veterans use these terms interchangeably, and yet, these terms actually describe two unique pallet rack…read more

Roll-Formed Pallet Racking… What’s with All Those Holes?

Like most industries, material handling has its own lingo, and so knowing the lingo brings us one step closer to solving our warehousing and distribution challenges.  Here are a few words, for example, that when used together represent a significant storage medium: Teardrop, T-Bolt, Slotted or Square. So, what do you think of when you…read more

Increase Pick Faces Without Expanding? You Bet!

4 warehouse storage solutions that add pick slots within your existing space SKU counts rarely increase exponentially all at once. Instead, we are accustomed to adding a new SKU or adjusting to product mix changes a little at a time for our storage and fulfillment operations.  At some point however, we arrive at a day…read more