Adjustable Pallet Racking
Wycon (UK) Ltd specialises in Adjustable Pallet Racking.
- Roll formed adjustable rack is the most common type. Pallets rest on the horizontal load beams that are held in place by mounting clips. The clips can be quickly moved, the shelves can be easily adjusted to different heights to accommodate various load sizes.
- Structural pallet rack systems are very similar to roll formed pallet rack systems except the horizontal load beams are attached to the uprights with bolts and have much greater weight-bearing capacity. The bolt fixings make this a form of adjustable shelving – racks can be constructed, reconfigured, and dismantled and reused.
- Load beams (also called step beams or box beams).
- Most step beams are used to hold any load support components such as pallet supports or wire decks.
- Box beams have no inset step; instead have four flat sides like a box. All load beams typically mount onto an upright frame column with integral rivets or hooks. Some systems utilize an extra clip or bolt to lock the beam to the upright.
- Structural beams are hot formed structural C shapes with connecting clips at either end. Structural load beams are generally used with structural uprights but can be used with standard roll formed uprights. Structural load beams offer heavier weight capacities than step beams or box beams.
- Upright frames vary in size and design, depending on load requirements, and styles. Holes or slots are punched during manufacturing up and down the column at standard intervals so that the load beams can be mounted into the upright columns. Structural uprights have an increased weight capacity over roll formed uprights.
- Diagonal braces and horizontal braces The bracing is usually bolted to the uprights but in some cases they can be welded (difficult to replace if damaged).
- Pallet supports are roll formed channels that are placed front to back between the load beams to support pallets.Wire decking is used as a safety measure on selective pallet rack to prevent pallets or the products stored on them from falling through the rack structure. Wire mesh decking comes in various thicknesses and mesh dimension
- Footplates, also known as footpads or base plates, are at the base of columns and serve as anchors to give the rack more stability: anchor bolts are inserted through the base plate’s holes to attach the column to the concrete floor.
- Shims are used when the uprights are resting on uneven floors; the shims, equal in size to the base of the uprights, are installed beneath the uprights to level the rack.
- Row spacers are sometimes used if uprights are arranged in back-to-back rows; the spacers are mounted between adjacent columns to ensure that the rows are kept straight and to give the pallet racks even more strength and steadiness.
- Wall ties may be used for further support if the uprights are arranged in a row along a wall.
- Column protectors, also known as post protectors, are protective shields that can be installed around the base of an upright to minimize damage where forklifts might hit the upright. Damage to the base of a column can weaken the entire frame and could cause it to collapse. Column protectors are made of various materials such as polyethylene, steel, and other durable materials.
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