Posts Tagged ‘Pallet Racking’

Gigantic Pallet Rack Bulk Bins

October 31, 2011

Parts bins are a great organizing tool in shelving, but have you ever wished that you could get parts bins for your pallet rack?  Quantum Storage has just announced a new product to address that wish. 

 

 

 

 

Rack Bins are 42” deep and stackable to fit into standard pallet racking.  Instead of wasting space above a shelf level, stack two or three bins to make the most of the usable space.  The bins have front, back and side grips for easy handling.  The bins are available in 16 ½” wide, 19 7/8” wide and 3 7/8” wide (by 17” ½” tall and 41 7/8” deep) and come in two colors; Blue and Gray. 

Need Big Bins for Narrower shelving?  Quantum also makes big bins for 24”, 30” and 36” shelving!  Contact Atlas at (800) 842-9188 for more information.

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Buying Pallet Racking- What you should know

April 27, 2010

This morning a customer called looking for some old Penco rack beams in an odd size.  It is mostly impossible to find this stuff any more.  A standard developed in the rack marketplace about 1996: Teardrop Style.  For companies that buy used rack for their warehouses, it is important to know what you are buying.  If you buy most any other “style” of racking, then it is highly likely that it has been in use much longer than the RMI ( Rack Manufacturers Institute) guideline for life span.  You may also find that it is very difficult to find additional rack or components to match. 

Most companies will no longer accept used rack due to the liability issues.  Used rack doesn’t come with a warranty, so the buyer is on the line for failures.  Some insurance companies will walk away from covering used rack since there really isn’t any way to verify the load rating of the rack.  If you are trying to save money by buying used rack, then take the time to get educated on the specifications for this product.  Make sure that what you are buying is not damaged (particularly at the base of uprights), industry standard and originally had enough capacity for your products.