Your Guide to Choosing an Industrial Rack Solution

In your warehouse, you need the best possible racking storage solution. Regardless of what products your pallets hold, keeping them well-organized and and maximizing the most out of your facility’s cubic footprint is imperative to your business. But which type of industrial racks should you choose?
Here are some tips for selecting the right racking solution for your center:

When Do You Need Racks?

Some smaller operations may not be immediately ready for industrial racks. They might begin by floor stacking products. Eventually, as the operation grows, this may put a squeeze on floor space. Adding industrial racking at this point allows for better use of vertical space. This in turn, helps to maximize the overall cubic footprint and increase efficiency.

You Don’t Have to Choose Just One Style

When selecting industrial racking solutions, know that you have multiple options – and that you don’t have to choose just one! Most warehouses in today’s market utilize multiple styles of racking together. This allows for the proper storage of products that move at different velocities in and out of the warehouse.

Narrowing Down Your Options

Can’t decide which style of industrial rack would work best for your facility? Here are a few pieces of criteria to consider when narrowing down the available selection:

  • What kind of products are you storing and what size are they?
  • What type of pallet are those items stored on?
  • What kind of space do you have, both in terms of floor space and elevation?
  • What type of storage environment are you using? (Dry, humid, frozen or chilled, heated, etc.)
  • What method of handling (such as a forkl truck) is being used?

All of these factors impact which type of storage rack solution would work best for your facility.

Choices to Check Into

Depending on what type of storage needs you have, some of these options might be worth looking into in more detail for your storage center:

  • Selective pallet storage
  • Pallet flow racking
  • Carton flow racking
  • Push-back racking
  • Cantilever racking
  • Drive-in racking
  • More!

For more information on each of these types of racks – and to explore all of your available options – speak to Frazier Industrial Company