100% of items stored on pallet racks designed by KABTech will have easy access, and racks can be custom configured with accessories such as column guards, pallet rack safety guards and forklift barriers. Bolt-in, steel bollards and pallet rack guards can be quickly installed without concrete work for added pallet rack protection.
We Can Assist You With Your Storage Rack Choices
Pallet racks also come in a number of different sizes, colors, and load capacities. KABTech pallet racks consist of two upright frames and adjoining beams, with two beams per shelf level which can easily adjust to handle any load.
KABTech beams are fastened together with Bowlock safety clips instead of nuts and bolts, which makes them quick and easy to install without having to use any tools.
Our pallet rack uprights also feature an industry-standard teardrop design which is compatible with most teardrop style beams. KABTech vertical pallet posts are available in heights up to 46 feet, and our beams can be adjusted in two-inch increments.
KABTech also offers post protectors to help prevent damage from forklifts and other automated machinery. Additional accessories include row spacers, crossbars, forklift entry bars, and drum cradles. Pallet rack colors include green, orange, gray, yellow, and custom colors such as beige, white, blue and red.
Selecting The Correct Pallet Storage Racks
Selecting the correct pallet storage system should always be done with the help of the KABTech pros.
Requirements for your pallet racking system should not be underestimated. Well-meaning project managers sometimes guesstimate the pallet rack system by checking the load capacity per beam but don’t correctly calculate beam span and allow for maximum loaded pallets.
Capacity requirements for industrial pallet storage racks are easily calculated with a formula similar to this example:
- Using your heaviest pallet weight, (3,000 lbs. in this example) multiply this weight by the number of pallets that will fit in each beam span you plan to use.
- For a 96″ span, you would fit two pallets with a maximum load of 3,000 lbs. per pallet giving you a maximum beam capacity of 6,000 lbs. per level on the pallet rack.
- Next, you will need to find the “maximum vertical beam spacing” by finding the correct measurement of your example pallet height, with needed free top clearance and add 5″ per beam level for the beam.
- This measurement can be divided by the “vertical beam length” you intend to use and multiplied by your “total beam spans” to find your correct pallet rack storage capacity
- This capacity should be checked by your “vertical beam load capacity” as well to ensure the right vertical beams were selected.
Keep in mind; this example is only intended for estimating your pallet storage capacity. The technical support group at KABTech can select and design the most efficient pallet racking systems for your industrial warehouse storage needs. Safety and efficiency are the number one factor in choosing the correct pallet storage system.
Other Pallet Rack Systems Include Push-Back and Drive-in Racks
For storing and moving large quantities of first in, last out types of products in a limited amount of space, we offer Drive-In Pallet racks.
This is a low-cost, high-density product storage system, allowing quick access in and out of the racks without the required aisle spacing for conventional pallet storage racks. These racks can be designed to hold as many as ten pallets deep per section.
Drive in pallet rack storage is accomplished by adding horizontal rails to support the pallets as needed, as the rack fills from the back to the front. This method allows the racks to be placed along the back walls of a warehouse and gives you more storage space with less required aisle spacing.
Drive-Thru Pallet Rack Systems
Drive-Thru Pallet Storage Racks give you the same drive-in convenience and economy but allows you to access the stored product from either end of the racks.
Drive-in and Drive-Thru pallet rack systems allow safe loading even in confined spaces. Before ordering this type of pallet storage system, you should verify with KABTech that the forklifts that will be used are compatible with this system.
Drive-in pallet racking systems are designed with safety in mind and require little maintenance. However, because of frequent forklift contact, the racks should have periodic safety inspections, and any damages should be repaired before continuing the use of that damaged section.
Pallet Racks with Push Back Options
Push Back Pallet Racks are just another way to find pallet loading convenience and extra storage space that conventional pallet rack systems do not have.
These pallet racks are great for moving heavy loaded pallets to the rear of the racking system as needed. This system works best with first in, last out storage and can increase your available storage space by 85%.
With push back pallet storage, the pallets are loaded onto rolling shelves. As the next pallet is loaded, the first pallet rolls to the back. The rear pallet will return to the front with gravity when the front pallet is removed from the rack.
KABTech’s experienced staff can assist you from start to finish with all aspects of your pallet storage system and are ready to answer any questions or help you with storage rack concerns. We can also help you with safety products that will keep your employees safe and protect your mezzanine against forklift damage.
Contact KABTech today for a free quote and assistance in planning your complete pallet racking and storage rack needs.