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Tying Racks to the Building Wall or Roof

Warehouses often move rack around from the originally designed layout to help store items more efficiently or help SKU adjacencies. Moving pallet racking is...

Damage to Upright Frame Bracing

Pallet Rack Bracing Damage
Often times walking through the rack warehouse damage to frame bracing can be seen. Many believe that damage to bracing is not a problem...

Sloped Floor Pallet Rack Installations

Pallet Rack Shim Stack
Pallet Rack users often do not find out until the installation phase of a project that the warehouse floor is not level. Even with...

Your Questions Answered on Beam Loading and Beam Deflection

Does it matter how I place pallets on the rack? Manufacturer’s beam tables are generally based on uniformly distributed loads. Both the capacity and the...

Seismic Separation and the Pallet Rack Layout

In the last five years, seismic separation in racking layouts has become increasingly enforced and a section on seismic separation has been written into...

Baseplate… Size Matters

Why upgrade from the Standard Baseplate? Most rack companies offer a very small and thin baseplate (1/8” x 3” x 5”) as their standard baseplate...

Why Choose Cold-Formed T-Bolt Pallet Rack?

UNARCO offers a variety of optional rack styles to satisfy a large variation of storage rack project requirements. The two most common types of...

Closed Tube Column vs. Open C-Shape Column

UNARCO offers a closed tubular column section and an open C-shape column section for uprights. We are often asked by customers “Which column section...

Homemade Pallet Rack Repair – Please Don’t!

Pallet Rack Repair
In my travels around the country I have seen many different types of rack repair. Some repair kits seem almost over-designed for the application and I definitely do not have a problem with that. However, some “homemade designs” by local fab shops are welded and bolted nightmares.

Pallet Rack Bottom Beams – Can We Remove to Double Stack...

Think twice before removing random beams from your pallet rack system. The capacities and integrity of the system can be greatly decreased by the removal of beam levels without proper engineering approval.