How High Can Pallet Racking be Installed?

Do you face struggles within a small warehouse and have lots of inventory? Then pallet racking could be your best solution to the problem.

Pallet racking is a great solution for many businesses that have a warehouse, whether the business is retail or manufacturing. There are many things to consider when thinking about installing a pallet racking solution within your warehouse, amongst these is the question, how high can pallet racking be installed?

What is pallet racking?

Pallet racking can be described as a solution that enables an organisation to organise storage space, pallet racking can benefit a company greatly and increase the productivity of your warehouse if installed correctly.

When looking at basic pallet racking solutions, they consist of upright steel frames that are connected by horizontal steel beams, the pallets are then stored between the upright frames. The different types of pallet racking designs are listed below:

  • Adjustable Pallet Racking
  • Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking
  • Drive-In Pallet Racking
  • Push Back Pallet Racking
  • Double Deep Pallet Racking
  • Carpet Racking
  • Dynamic Live Storage Pallet Racking
  • Mobile Pallet Racking
  • Cantilever Racking

System Safety

When you have installed a pallet racking system it can be quite tempting to store as many pallets as possible in the space that is available, so that the warehouse can operate at maximum efficiency. however, it is important to consider safety before doing so, this is where the question comes into place, how high can you build warehouse racking systems?

You may be happy to know now that warehouse racking can be built quite high, but with most things, there are a few practical restrictions to consider.

Warehouse Size

This is the most obvious restriction to how high warehouse racking can be built, you should consider the height of the warehouse ceilings before attempting to install a racking solution.

Warehouse Machinery

Another limitation to how high can your warehouse racking be built is the limitations of warehouse machinery, for example, if the forklift trucks cannot reach the top of the racking there is no point installing racking that high.

Loading Capacities

It is important to consider the loading capacity of the warehouse racking system and make your installers aware of the items and loads that will be stored on the new racking system, this is so they can design a racking system that will align with your requirements.

More Information

If you require further information regarding warehouse racking solutions, please contact one of our team who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.