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Mixing of Rack Components From Different Manufacturers

Different Rack Manufacturers
Many rack manufacturers of both structural and roll-formed racks make rack components that can be successfully connected to a structure or component of a...

Over-strength Design Requirement (Ω = 2) in ASCE7 Specification for Baseplate...

Seismic Baseplate Uplift Calculation
The ASCE7 Specification is the document that the International Building Code refers to for applied loading for design of structures. Storage rack are covered...

Upright Table Interpretation

Pallet Rack Upright Capacity Table
Customers always want to get the highest upright capacity with the lowest possible gauge so they can keep their costs down. Sometimes they get...

How to Best Protect the Truck-Aisle Column

Straddle Protector - 2 Anchors
Fork truck traffic down the aisles can be the biggest threat to pallet rack uprights. The bottom portion of the truck-aisle column is the...

“Checker-Boarding”: Removal of First Beam Level in Every Other Bay

Pallet Rack Beam Removal - Checker-Boarding
At UNARCO we often get asked if users can remove the first level load shelf in alternating bays to store taller pallets on the...

When is a 4” Pallet Rack Column a Better Choice?

Pick Module with 4x3 Rack Column Size
UNARCO, as well as other rack companies, offer both 3” wide and 4” wide columns. Often, a 3” column is quoted out of habit...

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...