Proper racking is very important to the efficiency and safety of any operation. What should you take into consideration when it comes to proper racking? If you are involved in this, then you might want to think about taking the time to learn and follow pallet racking tips.
Consider the Load An important tip on pallet racking to keep in mind is to consider the load. What are you planning on storing? This will have a bearing on whether you would select:
· light-duty racking (for example, load capacity does not exceed 660 pounds) · medium-duty pallet racking (for example, load capacity is between 660 and 1,320 pounds) · heavy-duty pallet racking (for example, load capacity is more than 1,320 pounds)
The capacity of the racks must correspond to the load it will be bearing. The weight of the cargo on each shelf should never exceed the maximum capacity of the pallet; you should never overload the shelves, even if the rack seems to be able to bear the heavy load for the moment. It's also important, when considering load or capacity, to ensure that your rack is not "top-heavy"; this means that light cargo should be placed on top (high), and heavier cargo should be placed on the bottom (low).
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