Types of Selective Pallet Racking Systems
Selective pallet racking typically comes in 2 different configurations: a roll formed, or clip-in , and a structural bolt-together.
Roll formed: Commonly manufactured in a “teardrop” style (so named as the holes on the column of the upright are shaped like a teardrop). The Pallets rest on the horizontal load beams that are held in place by mounting clips. Because the clips on teardrop configurations can be quickly moved, the shelves can be easily adjusted to different heights to accommodate various load sizes. This is convenient for a warehouse that needs to store a wide variety of product sizes.
Structural: Very similar to roll formed pallet rack systems except the horizontal load beams are attached to the uprights with bolts and have much greater weight-bearing capacity. The bolt fixings make this a form of shelving that can be adjusted meaning that racks can be constructed, reconfigured, and dismantled and reused depending on the customers needs.
Selective pallet rack systems provide easy accessibility to all products at all times – important if the inventory has a quick turnover. A selective pallet rack system is commonly used in a “big-box” distribution application, as well as in retail store inventory rooms, cold storage applications, wholesale stores, and many other applications.