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What Is Selective Pallet Racking?

Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

Selective Pallet Racking is a name given to the most common type of pallet racking system – consisting of vertical pallet racking columns and horizontal pallet racking beams. This pallet racking system has been named ‘Selective Pallet Racking’ because of the ease of removing beams and selecting new beam levels….

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What Are Pallet Racking Locking Pins?

Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

Pallet racking locking pins and clips are essential to connect horizontal pallet racking beams to upright pallet racking columns. Locking pins prevent disengagement of beams and columns within a pallet racking system – this optimising safety measures and helping to prevent both damage to pallet racking and stock.

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What Is Longspan Shelving?

Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

Longspan shelving, also known as wide span shelving is the ideal heavy duty pallet racking system capable of stocking a wide range of product sizes and weights. Open frame longspan shelving is ideal for storing bulky and heavy storage. It can also be fitted with shelves or dividers for storing…

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What Is Gravity Flow Shelving?

Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

Gravity flow shelving (also known as tilt shelving or slanted flow shelving) increases productivity and efficiency by providing continuous product feed. Gravity flow shelving systems are ideal for a first-in, first-out product stock flow, providing a continuous replenishment of stock.

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What Is A Case Flow Rack or Carton Flow Rack?

Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

A case flow rack or carton flow rack is a specialised pallet racking structure. Within this pallet racking system, shelves consist of inclined lanes with tracks of rollers or wheels. Here, either the horizontal shelf beams support case-flow lanes or case-flow shelf assemblies are supported by the upright frames.

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What Is A Cantilever Test?

Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

The cantilever test is an analysis of the strength of cantilever beams and columns within a cantilever pallet racking system. The test involves one column segment and one beam segment connected to one another with a beam-to-column connector, with a load applied downwardly.

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What Are Pallet Racking Beams?

Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

Pallet racking beams are the horizontal metal structures within pallet racking frames. These are positioned under pallet and shelving space to support the weight of stock.

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What Is A Pallet Racking Bay?

Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

A pallet racking bay is a module or section in between the upright steel columns of a pallet racking system.

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What Is A Pallet Racking Aisle?

Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

A pallet racking aisle is the space between pallet racking structures. These lanes provide pathways for staff members and access for machinery picking and loading stock.

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What Is SEMA?

Tuesday March 25th, 2014

SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association) is an organisation that is committed to making sure that warehouse pallet racking systems are safe, and to promoting the safe use of this equipment. SEMA are involved in the installation, inspection and distribution of warehouse storage. If you arrange for your warehouse pallet racking…

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