Pallet racks are a single or multi-level steel storage system that is utilized to support high stacking and shelving of single items or palletized loads. Also referred to as “pallet racking,” it is designed to store pallets (or skids). There are many brands and styles of pallet rack. All pallet racks allow for the storage of palletized materials in rows with multiple shelf levels. All pallet racks increase storage density and handling efficiency.
Selective pallet racks are the least dense and least expensive, drive in racks most dense but not efficient, pushback pallet racks offer density and efficiency with the ultimate being gravity flow racks which are the most expensive but offer the truest form of FIFO. Forklifts place the loaded pallets onto the racks for storage and shelving. Pallet racks are an essential element in most warehouses, manufacturing facilities, retail centers, and other storage and distribution facilities.