What is Pallet Racking?

If you own and manage a warehouse or large storage facility, pallet racking is a valuable storage solution that allows you to access inventory easily. Using pallet rack shelving effectively—along with well-maintained forklifts and facility layouts—will enable your business to run more efficiently.

Ultimately, having an organized storage space using pallet rack shelving can help make your business more profitable.

Are you looking for a one-stop-shop for pallet rack industrial shelving that’s heavy-duty and built to last?

At Sam’s Mechanical, we sell all the materials you need to efficiently construct pallet racking, including the wire decking, uprights, and beams used for this heavy duty shelving. We sell New and Used materials, ready and in-stock when you need them.

Please note we only sell pallet racking systems and do not install the pallet racking.

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How to Know What Pallet Racking System You Need

We understand the importance of exceptional quality, organization, and safety. With brand names like Tri-Boro, we want you to feel confident that you are buying superior products and getting the pallet racking system you need. Let Sam’s Mechanical take the guesswork out of setting up your warehouse with expert knowledge on the best pallet racking systems to use.

Different Types of Pallet Racking Systems

We carry several types of pallet racking systems in our Gap, Pa. location. These systems include teardrop, double-slotted, and cantilever 3000-series pallet rack systems. Our systems focus on safety, stability, and durability.

Are you looking for a pallet racking system or brand we don’t have listed? Contact us about other cantilever series options and more!

Pallet Rack Decking Options

At Sam’s Mechanical, we stock wire decking for all of our pallet racking storage solutions. Wire decking allows you better visibility to see your products, as well as an increased safety net. By using wire decking instead of wood decking, you have less fire risk for your warehouse.

Load Beam Options

Pallet rack load beams support each shelf and its contents. They need to be made of the highest quality materials and properly installed. Our Tri-Boro load beams are a one-piece tube-seamed step beam—meaning there are no exposed welds to cause pallet hang-ups. Even better, the high strength tapered studs on the beam connector plates increase connection safety and create a more snug fit.               

Upright Frame Options

Pallet rack systems have customizable upright frame options that allow you to have various heights and widths. This customization gives you the ability to lay out your warehouse in a way that increases efficiency and optimizes safety. Plus, it allows you to store a variety of differently sized products.

Anchoring Options

When planning a pallet racking system in your warehouse, you need to consider your flooring materials and anchoring options. Most pallet racking systems connect to a concrete floor, but each concrete floor may have a different load capacity. Make sure you confirm the load capacity and flooring condition before installing any pallet rack systems.

Contact Us to Learn How Sam’s Mechanical Can Help With Your Warehouse Needs

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Why the Right Pallet Racking System Is Critical to Your Business

Without the right pallet racking system in place, your business could be wasting time and money. A storage solution like industrial pallet racks will help maximize your inventory space, minimize unnecessary expenses, and increase safety for your employees.

Maximizing Warehouse Storage

Vertically stacking your inventory allows you to store more and create better storage solutions. With pallet rack shelving, you can organize your product and keep your aisles clear—maximizing your warehouse storage space for both inventory and employee safety.

 Minimize Operation Expenses

The right pallet racking system and warehouse layout can increase efficiency and minimize operating expenses. Quick and easy pallet rack assembly saves you time and money right away, while durable scratch-resistant finishes save you maintenance costs down the road.

Optimize Safety

Along with maximizing your warehouse storage and minimizing operational expenses, a quality pallet racking system in your building will optimize safety. You will have clear, properly-sized aisles for your forklifts to maneuver, and adequately stored product will prevent accidents.

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How to Tell If Your Current Warehouse Pallet Racks Are the Right Storage Solution

If you have already started investing in pallet racking, make sure they are the right storage solution for your business. You may find that you need to reconfigure your layout, update load capacities, or purchase new racking systems as your business grows.

How to Calculate Pallet Rack Load Capacity

You need to consider several items when looking at pallet rack load capacity—your beams, uprights, and flooring.

Beams generally have a beam capacity included when you purchase, but upright load capacity depends on how much vertical distance you have between your beams. Consider all of these aspects when adding new pallet racks or adjusting your current rack system. If in doubt, contact Sam’s Mechanical for help!

Are Your Aisles The Optimal Width?

Since you need to move pallets in and out of pallet racks with forklifts and pallet jacks, you need to make sure your aisles are the optimal width. As forklift and pallet jack experts, we can help you determine if your current fleet of forklifts and warehouse setup are ideal for pallet racking. If they’re not, we can help make suggestions!

Has a Recent Inspection Brought Up Concerns?

If you currently have pallet racks in your warehouse, you should regularly inspect them. You often store and move heavy products on these industrial pallet racks, so take the time to make sure they’re capable of the job. If you need to update or install a new pallet racking system, reach out to us at Sam’s Mechanical!

How Sam’s Mechanical Can Help You With Your Pallet Racking Options

At Sam’s Mechanical, we understand how important it is to keep your warehouse storage space organized. That is why we offer new and used pallet rack shelving and rack systems in Gap, Pa. and the surrounding areas. We offer pallet rack wire decking, pallet racking uprights, and beams for heavy-duty storage solutions. Buy from brand names you can trust like Tri-Boro for quality you can count on.

Contact us today to discuss your pallet racking needs! We include delivery options in the Lancaster, Chester, and Berks County regions. If you are looking for pallet racking options near Gap, Pa., Sam’s Mechanical has you covered.

Tips & Resources for Pallet Racking & Warehouse Storage

At Sam’s Mechanical Service, we want to make sure you have the tools you need for pallet racking and warehouse storage in Gap, Pa. and the surrounding areas. Read our most recent blog posts for important information on pallet rack materials, forklift and pallet jacking equipment, and the manufacturing industry.