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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.

Straddle Protectors – Original or Retrofit, A good idea.

We see many cases where a significant percentage of warehouse aisle columns have been severely damaged due to forklift "bumps" during the first year. No matter how high your forklift driver accuracy is, history tells a consistent story of column damage from outrigger abuse even in some of the safest warehouses in America.

HEIGHT TO DEPTH RATIO FOR PALLET RACK

As a pallet rack manufacturer, we are constantly asked to design rack systems of every magnitude. We have a large number of people who...

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With over fifty years of manufacturing experience, UNARCO Material Handling has partnered with the best and brightest companies in nearly every industry. The UNARCO...