Using Different Types of Pallet Racking for Expansion

June 14, 2021

If your business or distribution center is expanding, you may find yourself juggling new logistical needs with intense space constraints. Keeping up with e-commerce, B2B, and import/export market changes is difficult, especially since the economy is hard to predict.

Once your business starts taking off, you need to act fast to create as much space as possible within your storage facilities. Different types of storage systems can help you make the most of available floor space.

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

There Are 5 Different Kinds Of Pallet Racking Systems We Have That Can Expand Your Storage Space:

  1. Pallet Racking Up To The Ceiling:

Our state-of-the-art Roll Forming Machine allows our clients to utilize 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 bigger premises.

  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. It can be assured that our team will make sure that optimum level of storage is made available by strategically mapping out the vacant 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. Walkways:

Walkways are utilized in warehouses and storage facilities to use vertical spaces for optimizing the storage space. Walkways are a flexible and versatile solution for your storage facility as they can effectively double the square footage of your existing storage area by utilizing the vertical space. These walkways are different from Mezzanine Flooring Systems since they are not free standing structures and are only installed with high rise racking systems.

Since moving in between the racks has to be convenient and safe, our walkways are designed keeping all this in mind. Gujrat Steel has expertise in offering a wide range of walkways for various facilities ensuring that the top half of the racking system is accessed easily as well as safely, without risking your employees’ life on unsteady ladders or spending a lot of money and time on operating forklifts.

There are a lot of advantages to using our Walkway Systems. Some of which are;  Walkways are a cost effective option as there is no maintenance cost. They can be easily dismantled and reinstalled at a new location and can also be resold as they are an asset.. This one time investment that will last for a long time as compared to forklifts and similar options which are costly and time consuming.

Our Walkways can effectively double the square footage of your present storage space by utilizing the vertical space.

  1. Drive-In 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. 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.