When storing and handling pallets, customers must decide which racking system best suits their needs: structural or selective roll formed.
Roll formed pallet racking systems are the most widely used in British Columbian warehouses, favoured for adaptability and price.
BENEFITS OF SELECTIVE ROLL FORMED RACKING
- Adaptability: Unlike a structural system where steel beams are bolted together, roll formed racking uses lighter, standardized components which effectively “snap” into place. This modular design means beam elevations and parts can be adjusted with greater ease to suit changing needs.
- Standardized components: Roll formed pieces are universal in their design so replacement components are easily sourced. Designs can even incorporate multiple manufacturers. This means systems can be built to incorporate existing rack or used racking.
- Price: Compared to structural steel systems (which require more raw steel material, custom engineering and a crew of skilled labour installers), roll formed racking offers a more cost-efficient solution.
- Lead time: Contact a Steelhead Warehouse Solutions representative for current inventory levels.
limitations OF SELECTIVE ROLL FORMED RACKING
- Structural integrity: Because roll formed racking is constructed using thinner, higher gauge steel beams and uprights, these systems are ultimately less durable and more susceptible to lift truck damage.
- Weight limits: Pallets exceeding 2,500 lbs will begin to compromise the integrity of roll formed racking systems.
Roll formed racking systems are an ideal choice for warehousing lighter-weight inventories with frequently changing SKUs and where there is low risk of lift truck damage.