As businesses grow, their storage needs tend to increase. This requires the installation of suitable racking systems that can accommodate the increased inventory while ensuring easy access and efficient space utilization. However, with the variety of racking systems available, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your needs. In this blog, we will discuss the differences between two popular types of racking systems – heavy-duty and medium-duty racking.
Heavy-duty Racking Systems
Heavy-duty racking systems are designed to handle larger loads and heavier items than medium-duty racking systems. They are built using sturdy materials such as steel and can hold up to 4,000 kgs per shelf. Heavy-duty racking systems can also reach heights of up to 40 feet, making them suitable for use in large warehouses and industrial facilities.
There are several types of heavy-duty racking systems available, including pallet racks, drive-in racks, and racking cum sheds. Pallet racks are the most commonly used type of heavy-duty racking system. They allow for easy access to individual pallets and are suitable for businesses with a wide variety of products. Drive-in racks, on the other hand, are suitable for businesses that have a large number of the same product. They allow for high-density storage, as the forklift can drive directly into the racking system. Racking cum sheds are essentially heavy duty racking that are combined with steel sheets to make a warehouse with the support of the heavy duty uprights.
Medium-duty Racking Systems
Medium-duty racking systems are designed to hold less weight than heavy-duty racking systems. They are built using lighter materials such as aluminum and can hold up to 500 kgs per shelf. Medium-duty racking systems are also shorter than heavy-duty racking systems, typically reaching a maximum height of 20 feet.
There are several types of medium-duty racking systems available, including rivet racks, boltless shelving, and wire decking. Rivet racks are the most commonly used type of medium-duty racking system. They are easy to assemble and can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the needs of the business. Boltless shelving is another type of medium-duty racking system. It is similar to rivet racks, but it uses bolts to hold the shelves in place. Wire decking is suitable for businesses that need to store items that require ventilation, such as food products or chemicals.
Choosing the Right Racking System
When choosing between heavy-duty and medium-duty racking systems, there are several factors to consider. Firstly, you should consider the weight of the items you need to store. If you need to store heavy items, then a heavy-duty racking system would be the better choice. However, if you only need to store lighter items, then a medium-duty racking system would be sufficient.
You should also consider the amount of space you have available. Heavy-duty racking systems require more space than medium-duty racking systems, so you need to ensure that you have enough space to accommodate the racking system you choose.
Finally, you should consider the cost of the racking system. Heavy-duty racking systems are more expensive than medium-duty racking systems, so you need to ensure that you have the budget to accommodate the racking system you choose.
About Our Brand Storeway Racking and Shelving Systems
Gujrat Steel Pvt. Ltd. Racking and Shelving Systems go far beyond simply stacking products. This brand includes planning, designing, and manufacturing racking and shelving systems including, Heavy-Duty Pallet Racks, High-Rise Racking Systems, Cantilever Racking Systems, Medium and Semi-Medium Duty Racks for warehouses and showrooms. Our Storeway Racking and Shelving Systems are economical, multipurpose, well-fortified and versatile, making them extremely beneficial and profitable purchases.
Gujrat Steel Pvt. Ltd. was the first company to introduce Mobile Shelving Systems in Pakistan. Specially designed to increase storage space, these Mobile Shelving Systems save upto 66% space. Additionally, we also manufacture and provide a variety of display shelving systems to showrooms, supermarkets and libraries.
In conclusion, choosing between heavy-duty and medium-duty racking systems requires careful consideration of the weight of the items you need to store, the amount of space you have available, and your budget. Heavy-duty racking systems are suitable for businesses that need to store heavy items, while medium-duty racking systems are suitable for businesses that need to store lighter items. Regardless of which racking system you choose, it is important to ensure that it is installed correctly to ensure the safety of your employees and the efficient use of space