Industrial storage racks are the cornerstone of any warehouse or distribution center system. With the right warehouse racks, pallet racks and shelving racks, you can ensure the safety of your products, facilitate storage and retrieval needs, increase efficiency, improve inventory tracking and lower your overall storage costs. Proper storage equipment also helps keep your employees safe when storing, retrieving or moving materials and merchandise.
When shopping for warehouse racks, keep the following in mind:
1. The size and weight of the items you'll be storing on your storage racks.
2. The length of time items will be stored on the warehouse racks.
3. The configuration of industrial storage racks and how they will fit within your space.
Invest in industrial storage racksWarehouse settings are more harsh than retail or office environments and demand heavy-duty industrial storage equipment. Wire shelving and storage racks come in a vast array of sizes and strengths to accommodate the toughest warehouse needs.
Basic storage racksOffices and retail stores also need shelving racks to store files, office supplies, merchandise and more. For basic office storage, look for light-duty, medium-duty or heavy-duty storage racks in standard sizes and configurations.
Used storage racksWarehouse racks, pallet racks, shelving racks - the cost of storage racks can start to add up, especially if you're configuring a large warehouse or distribution center. To keep costs to a minimum, opt for used storage racks when possible.
Custom storage racksIf you need to store items that are extremely heavy or that come in odd sizes, you may require custom industrial storage racks.
- Dozens of types of pallet racks are commonly used in warehouses. Ask vendors to help you choose the best type for your needs.
- Drive-in storage racks provide high-density storage with more storage capacity per square foot than other storage options.
- Cantilever storage racks can be either single-sided or double-sided and can come with additional uprights, cross braces and arms.
- If you do a lot of picking from inventory, consider carton-flow storage racks. With these warehouse racks, you stock from the back and retrieve from the front.