5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Warehouse Pallet Rack

April 23, 2021

What is Warehouse Pallet Racking?

There are some questions that one needs to ask themselves before investing in a Warehouse Racking/Shelving System. Being the oldest manufacturers of racking systems and equipped with the most equipped and most advanced roll forming plant, we understand the nitty gritties of racking systems.

A racking system is essential for any warehouse as it creates order, maximizes storage space and makes your operations efficient over all. Therefore, one must be very careful in choosing what type of Warehouse Racking System they are getting.

Why Do I Need to Protect My Warehouse Pallet Racking?

Racking Systems are considered to be the entire framework behind a successful operation. Therefore, it is extremely important to protect your Industrial Warehouse Racking Systems. When choosing the right Warehouse Racking System, solutions that cater to your needs such as space requirements, the type of goods that will be stored as well as where these would be installed.

Tip 1: Raw Material

Racking System manufacturers may dupe you into buying low quality racking systems that will not last long as they are made out of low quality raw materials. These low quality materials are cheap, which would make the racking system cheap too but they would not be able to hold pressure evenly. As a result, you would have to replace these huge racking systems very quickly which prove to be extremely expensive in the long run.

One cannot ignore the raw material used to make these Industrial Shelvings/Racking Systems. Low Carbon steel is generally used to manufacture structural elements such as racking and shelvings.

Gujrat Steel imports the best quality of Cold-Rolled Steel of E.G grade 1, that is used to manufacture these Industrial Shelving/Racking Systems. The same material is used globally in International Racking Standards.

Tip 2: Machine/ Technology:

A Roll Forming Machine is used to make these Warehouse Pallet Racking, as per international racking standards. If you’re buying Warehouse Pallet Racking, you should make sure it’s produced by fully automated machines to discount human error. Can you imagine the loss if your Warehouse Pallet Racking installation collapses?  With hand made, or semi-automated machines, calculations cannot be 100% correct. Even an inch off could mean a lot of loss especially when heavy loads are concerned.

The Gujrat Steel factory is equipped with the latest technology of Roll Forming Machine for omega profile upright as well as a Roll Forming Machine for beams. Our Warehouse Pallet Rack manufacturing plant is fully automated, double-lipped Box Beam Roll Forming Machine with seam locking technology which is also roll forming. All our Racking Systems are made in accordance with International racking standards.

Tip #3: Make Sure Your Pallet Racks Are Finished With Powder Coated Paint

The third thing you should be looking for in an Industrial Racking/Shelving system is the paint and finish. You would want the paint to be able to survive tough loads along with wear and tear.

Our Storeway Racking and Shelving Systems are thoroughly treated with processes such as Degreasing, Derusting, Phosphating and Oven-Baked Powder Coating to ensure elegance and superior functionality. With an in-house Powder-Coating plant as well as the facilities for Oven-Baked paint, Gujrat Steel has full control over the quality of its products and  its manufacturing processes.

Tip #4: Know What The Safety Factor Is and Why It Is Important

The best pallet racking solution for your business is the one that safely delivers on its operational purpose. When we talk about pallet racking hazards, most people immediately imagine scenarios where a system has suffered a complete or partial collapse. While a total collapse is usually the biggest concern; there are a lot of other common hazards like falling materials, pallet dislodgement, emergency response and egress, material handling equipment traffic, and ergonomics.

Tip # 5: Add Walkways For Safety And Efficiency

You may not have much space available in your warehouse, and you may therefore want to make the most out of it. Choosing a racking system that is designed specifically for your space can help you to increase storage density, so this is one of the first things you must consider.

If your ceiling is high, it would be best for you to get a racking system that is up to your ceiling in height. This would help you make the most out of your existing space as High-Rise Racking Systems with Walkways would ensure that you increase your storage space vertically rather than the traditional horizontal way.

Make It Easy For Yourself – Ask the Racking Experts!

It’s not your job to know everything about pallet racking – that’s why you do what you do, and we do what we do!

There may be other factors you haven’t thought of that will affect your racking type, layout & design. We know about things like international racking standards, ideal installation conditions, safety factors and environmental restrictions.

Ordering pallet racking with Storeway Racking and Shelving Systems is easy – just call us on 021-35686412 or click to submit an Online Quote Request and we will get back to you quickly. You can also email us at [email protected] for further assistance.