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Used Pallet Rack Information Guide


Used pallet racks

Used pallet racks offer savings of up to 40% for companies that require the structural stability, safety, and organizational benefits of pallet racking systems. Used pallet racks are equivalent in quality and performance to new systems. A wide range of types and styles can be obtained at significant discounts through an A&A Surplus Inc. material handling specialist. Pallet racking systems can be standard or custom-built according to the environment, terrain, indoor or outdoor conditions, and seismic quality of the floor or ground on which they are installed.

Used Teardrop Pallet Racks

Teardrop pallet racks are the industrial standard for most pallet racking applications. They feature a boltless design that makes it easier to assemble and adjust them. The boltless design also offers the additional benefit of keeping the platform more stable and preventing buckling in the middle. A&A Surplus Inc. uses teardrop pallet racks braced with heavy channel steel and is supported by tensile steel columns to provide you with the safest and most reliable platform possible.

Industrial & Heavy Duty Used Pallet Racks

Heavy-duty used pallet racks have metal shelving designed for high traffic and fork truck access. “Industrial” is a synonym for “heavy duty” and often refers to pallet racking with weight capacities of up to 48,000 pounds. They are constructed from structural steel and designed to withstand occasional fork truck collisions.

Used Pallet Rack Decking

Used pallet racks

Used wire decking is the most popular type of decking installed in used pallet racks. A&A Surplus Inc. supplies all three major forms of wire decking: waterfall, reverse waterfall, and lay-in decking. Wire decks offer the advantage of allowing dust and debris to fall through to the floor. Also, if the sprinkler system is triggered, the water will run through the wire rather than collect around components. Fire codes are beginning to require this so that fire suppression systems can more effectively put out fires.

Wood decks can also be obtained by special request, but are not generally recommended due to the trend to use wire for fire codes. Heavy-duty steel decking should be used for heavy-duty industrial storage.

Used Pallet Rack Systems

A&A Surplus Inc. material handling specialists will help you custom-build your system and coordinate the installation of your racks. Two of our most popular system types are warehouse pallet systems and structural pallet systems.

Used Warehouse Pallet Racking

Used warehouse pallet racks are designed to function as organizational and storage starting points for operations that anticipate growth or expansion. These systems are designed for adaptation and modification as process flow increases or changes. Custom systems can be built from used pallet rack decking and structural supports that maximize your existing vertical cube and floor space, provide you with the best storage density within safety parameters, and facilitate either hand or fork truck access.

Used Structural Pallet Rack

Used Structural Pallet Racks are extra sturdy, more stable, and more impact resistant than standard rolled pallet rack systems. Structural upright systems are available in a variety of well known, standard styles that include, but are not limited Inca, Sturdibilt, Steel King, Frazier, Arco, and Speedrack. Some pallet racking systems are designed for use exclusively indoors, while others can be used outdoors in construction or shipping areas.

If you are unsure which type of rack, support, style, or decking to order with your used system, call a material handling specialist with the details of your storage volume and inventory cycle and have him or her run the necessary calculations to locate the optimal system for your needs.

For more information on used pallet racks contact us at: 1-800-826-5326.

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A&A Surplus Inc. will build used pallet racks from used uprights, beams, and wire decking. The savings potential on used pallet racking is often as great as 60%—a one-time, up-front investment that is something that can significantly streamline and lower inventory management costs. Both fabricated and structural used pallet racking are available nationwide to companies specializing in storage, distribution, and manufacturing. A&A Surplus Inc. can order or build used pallet racks in custom sizes specific to the needs of the client and the facility, including such places as distribution centers, harbors, and construction sites.

In spite of the current economy, we see used pallet racks rising in high demand. This is because both distribution and manufacturing has slowed down in many places, and the need for precision in storage and inventory control has increased. Retail distribution centers have particularly invested in used pallet racking systems because they anticipate many areas of the country will be very hard hit during Christmas from exceptionally low sales, and that a resulting surplus of inventory may pile up. In other areas, storage facilities in cities like Los Angeles, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, and New York are using pallet racks to better streamline the efficiency of inventory control.

While buying any type of storage equipment may at face value appear to be a move that is just too risky to make in this economy, used pallet racks are probably the most recession proof and practical investment to make at this time. Without strict inventory control and smooth process flow, companies can lose large sums of money. Moving costs are often much higher than the cost of racking, and the advantage of a custom-built storage solution offers the obvious benefit of transforming available floor and vertical cube space into organized storage and access points that make it easier to keep track of products and materials.

Used pallet racks that have been customized to specific industries and facilities also make it easier and safer for employees to access materials that are stored in the racking itself. A&A Surplus Inc. material handling designers have built such systems for clients all over the nation, using basic blue prints and CAD drawings sent to us by our clients looking for something beyond the generic at affordable prices.

It is not been uncommon for us to build used pallet racks exceeding 20’ in height and 60’ in depth. The process we use to determine dimensions and material build is based upon a number of factors. Answering key questions in advance and building a used pallet racking system around those answers. The facility (or outdoor location) where the pallet rack will be used is the first thing we determine.

Next, the type of industry the client works in, and the materials being stored on the rack, have to also be pinpointed. Uprights and beams must be chosen based upon their ability to support the total weight of the mass being stored. Decking must provide a firm support for pallets, boxes, or other containers, and in some cases meet with special fire code approval. (Wire decking allows waters from sprinklers to reach the floor. Standard steel decking will not.)

Another important factor we always take a great deal of time to consider is the method of fabrication used to build the pallet racking system. Different types of storage requirements call for different methods of fastening beams, uprights, and decking together. Currently, the most widely used style is the teardrop boltless design that features an ease of assembly and a sure, reliable support system that maintains a safe as well as efficient storage environment.

In spite of the current economy, we see used pallet racks rising in high demand. This is because both distribution and manufacturing have slowed down in many places, and the need for precision in storage and inventory control has increased. Retail distribution centers have particularly invested in used pallet racking systems because they anticipate many areas of the country will be very hard hit during Christmas from exceptionally low sales, and that a resulting surplus of inventory may pile up. In other areas, storage facilities in port cities like New Orleans, Houston, Philadelphia, Miami, and New York are using pallet racks to better streamline the efficiency of inventory control.

While buying any type of storage equipment may at face value appear to be a move that is just too risky to make in this economy, used pallet racks are probably the most recession proof and practical investment to make at this time. Without strict inventory control and smooth process flow, companies can lose large sums of money. Moving costs are often much higher than the cost of racking, and the advantage of a custom-built storage solution offers the obvious benefit of transforming available floor and vertical cube space into organized storage and access points that make it easier to keep track of products and materials.

Used pallet racks that have been customized to specific industries and facilities also make it easier and safer for employees to access materials that are stored in the racking itself. A&A Surplus Inc. material handling designers have built such systems for clients all over the nation, using basic blue prints and CAD drawings sent to us by our clients looking for something beyond the generic at affordable prices.

It has not been uncommon for us to build used pallet racks exceeding 20’ in height and 60’ in depth. The process we use to determine dimensions and material build is based upon a number of factors. Answer key questions in advance and build a used pallet racking system around those answers. The facility (or outdoor location) where the pallet rack will be used is the first thing we determine.

Next, the type of industry the client works in, and the materials being stored on the rack, have to also be pinpointed. Uprights and beams must be chosen based upon their ability to support the total weight of the mass being stored. Decking must provide firm support for pallets, boxes, and other containers, and in some cases meet with special fire code approval. (Wire decking allows water from sprinklers to reach the floor. Standard steel decking will not.)

Another important factor we always take a great deal of time to consider is the method of fabrication used to build the pallet racking system. Different types of storage requirements call for different methods of fastening beams, uprights, and decking together. Currently, the most widely used style is the teardrop boltless design that features an ease of assembly and a sure, reliable support system that maintains a safe as well as efficient storage environment.

A&A Surplus Inc. offers a wide variety of new & used gondola shelving, used pallet racks & cantilever rack. If you cannot find what you are looking for, call us toll free at 800-826-5326 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in Plantsville, Connecticut with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York, NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL.

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