Glossary

What Is Double Deep Racking?

Friday February 3rd, 2017

Double deep racking is used to describe a layout of racking where pallets are stored back to back in rows 2 deep which are accessible from the same aisle. This maximises storage space by reducing the number of aisles needed to access the products. Double deep racking is ideal for storing multiple…

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What Are Upright Frames?

Thursday May 12th, 2016

Upright frames (also known as upright columns but commonly called ‘uprights’) provide a frame for load beams. Simply put, uprights are the bits at the end of the row of racking. Upright frames are normally made from steel and can vary in size and height. Beams can be attached to…

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What Is A Forklift Truck?

Thursday March 31st, 2016

Forklift trucks are motorised vehicles used to move a load. They come in a variety of sizes types and are most commonly used to transport pallets to and from racking as well as load and unload delivery vehicles. The most common type seen in the UK has a cab, surrounded…

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What Is A Pallet Rack Mover?

Monday December 7th, 2015

Pallet Rack Movers are devices which are able to move pallet racking without the need for dismantling. They are commonly made of metal with wheels on which the racking is then able to travel within a facility.

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What Is Wire Mesh Shelving?

Tuesday May 27th, 2014

Wire Mesh Shelving or Wire Mesh Decking provides an alternative to timber decking or steel panels. Mesh Shelving is positioned on pallet racking beams to create shelving for pallets and small cartons. Mesh Shelving allows for smaller goods to be stored safely within a pallet racking system whilst protecting operatives…

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What Is Diagonal Bracing For Pallet Racking?

Tuesday May 27th, 2014

Diagonal bracing for pallet racking refers to diagonal steel pieces that are added to the rear and sides of a pallet racking system to prevent pallets and stock from falling from the racking. This pallet racking accessory increases the safety measures for staff members whilst preventing damage to stock.

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What Are Horizontal Back Stop Beams?

Tuesday May 27th, 2014

Horizontal Back Stop Beams are horizontal steel pieces that are added to the rear of a pallet racking system to prevent pallets and stock from falling down the back of racking. This pallet racking accessory increases the safety measures for staff members whilst preventing damage to stock.

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What Are Vertical Back Stop Beams?

Tuesday May 27th, 2014

Vertical Back Stop Beams are vertical steel pieces that are added to the rear of a pallet racking system to prevent pallets and stock from falling down the back of racking. This pallet racking accessory increases the safety measures for staff members whilst preventing damage to stock.

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What Are Pallet Racking Accessories?

Tuesday May 27th, 2014

Pallet Racking Accessories include anything that can be included within a pallet racking system – frequently used to increase storage efficiency and safety measures whilst decreasing the risk of damage to shelving and products stored. Pallet racking accessories include pallet racking frame protectors, timber decking, anti-collapse mesh, column guards and…

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What Is Adjustable Pallet Racking?

Tuesday May 27th, 2014

Adjustable pallet racking is a popular choice as it suits requirements for wide or narrow aisles. The adjustable beams allow pallet racking systems to be altered to accommodate different goods stored and allowing access by all fork-lift trucks.

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