5 Styles of Industrial Storage Racks for Your Warehouse

September 9, 2021

If you are a business owner or a supplier, efficient storage space is essential for you to run your business properly. Inefficiency would lead to delays and you using money, which is something that every business owner actively tries to avoid.

There are many ways in which one can store their finished products as well as raw materials in their factories or warehouses. While there are numerous factors that affect the type of racking system one chooses, it ultimately all comes down to what you’re planning to store and how much space do you have available.

Gujrat Steel’s brand Storeway Racking and Shelving Systems caters to just about every storage need you might have. The different Warehouse Racking Systems we manufacture are:

  1. Pallet Rackings Up To The Ceiling:

Our state-of-the-art Roll Forming Machine allows our clients to utilise all their space, even vertically. With the latest technology in Racking Systems, we can make your Racking Systems as tall as your ceilings which would increase your storage space, without having to move to a bigger premises.

Our Warehouse Racking Systems are economical, multipurpose, well-fortified and versatile, making them extremely beneficial and profitable purchases. With the capability to store from 1 kg to 4000 kgs per level, these Racking Systems can be used to store a variety of things.

  1. Mezzanine Floors:

With our Mezzanine Flooring System, increase your floor space within your existing space. This system is a semi-permanent floor system usually installed in buildings, industrial or warehouse facilities in between two permanent original stories.

The Mezzanine Flooring System is frequently used in industrial operations like warehousing, manufacturing or distribution to increase existing space. There are several distinct aspects of using the Mezzanine Flooring System. Some of which are; it creates additional space without costly moving or building extensions and are therefore a cost effective option. They are quick to install and have no maintenance costs.

These Mezzanine Floors are easily reusable at another location. They are also resalable as they are an asset.

  1. Cantilever Racking Systems:

Cantilever Racking systems are used to store items that cannot be easily stored on pallets. Warehouses that use cantilever racks usually store longer and heavier items to be stored horizontally across multiple arms (like lumber or steel pipes). Pallet racks, on the other hand, have vertical uprights that limit the length of stored items. This is the primary difference between cantilever racking and pallet racking.

Choosing between these types of racking systems will depend on the various goals of your operation and the relevant inventory data like volume and throughput. No matter your decision, always be sure that this racking is installed safely and effectively to increase productivity.

  1. Drive-In/Drive-Through Racking Systems:

Drive-in racking is perfect when storing similar items such as roofing shingles. This racking system creates storage lanes that fork trucks drive into. The lanes are several levels high using heavy-duty rails to hold the pallets.

The fork truck operator drives into the racks and places the pallet on heavy-duty rails. Drive-in racks have excellent storage density, limited selectivity, and restricted ability to rotate stock.

  1. Tote-Bin Racking Systems:

Our hanging tote-bin racks will help you keep your workspace organized. The polypropylene bins can easily be removed while you work and then stored securely in the steel louvre panels. Lids are also available to protect your items from dust and other environmental factors.

The louvered panels are formed from heavy duty cold rolled steel and have a powder coated/oven-baked finish which ensures years of heavy duty use. These panels can be single or double-sided, and may be mounted on any suitable surface including walls, benches, inside service trucks and cabinets or on carts. This hanging tote-bin rack is available in a variety of different sizes and colours to suit your needs.