Is it safe to store coils in the middle of the coil bed? The answer is NO. That’s called a point load and a point loads can cause rack failure. The coil should always be supported by both the front and back beams of the rack system. Coil cradles are not designed to support the entire weight of the coil. … Continue reading How NOT To Store Steel Coils In Coil Rack
Carts & Trucks of many varieties are a fundamental piece of equipment in warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities across the US. Having a wide selection can come in handy in any situation in which you might need to easily maneuver and organize your items in-house. They can easily support different types of loads, which … Continue reading Carts & Trucks Increase Operational Efficiency While Reducing Down Time
S. Korean shipping giant Hanjin’s bankruptcy is causing a crisis at ports in Los Angeles, Long Beach and around the world! Increases in intermodal shipping cost tend to get passed on to the customer in the form of higher prices for products. The word that I am getting is that uncertainty in the shipping industry is will result in higher costs to ship … Continue reading Increased Overseas Shipping Cost Due to Hanjin Bankruptcy
I’ve been getting a lot of calls lately from people asking for the capacity of their existing pallet rack. It turns out the reason they’re asking is that OSHA has requested this information and is requiring that it be posted on the beams in the form of a beam label. Trust me- It’s better to address these things now instead … Continue reading Let’s talk about capacity of your pallet racks – before OSHA comes knocking
The answer to that questions may vary depending on where you are located. Each municipality has their own requirements and these requirements are often dictated by OSHA or fire codes. What we can tell you is that in many municipalities (especially those located in Southern California) are now requiring extra precautions: back stop beams that … Continue reading How much of a flue space is required between back to back rows of pallet rack?
Durable and affordable plastic, steel and wire pallets are used in manufacturing, warehousing and shipping Wood remains one of the most common pallets used in manufacturing, but we’re here to change your mind. Interest in using other materials is trending and one of the reasons for that is that people are finally beginning to realize … Continue reading Are you tired of replacing wood pallets?
At Warehouse Rack & Shelf, LLC, we like to classify our warehouse storage products into two main categories: storage racks and containers. Storage racks, such as pallet racks or stacking racks, are ideal for making the most of unused vertical space because you can stack high without the damage that comes from bulk stacking. Racks … Continue reading Which is right for you: storage racks or storage containers?
With the absolute EXPLOSION of popularity in craft beers, spirits and wines comes a pressing need for distilleries, micro breweries and wineries to more densely store and efficiently handle their merchandise. With this in mind Warehouse Rack & Shelf now offers the widest variety of bottle, keg and barrel racks on the industry. We have … Continue reading Barrel, Bottle, Cask & Keg Racks for Distilleries, Breweries & Wineries
The number one job in pallet rack safety is identifying and fixing pallet rack damage. Damaged pallet rack could lead to a dangerous pallet rack collapse! Many warehouse owners and managers aren’t aware of the rules and regulations which are set by the OSHA relating to Person Responsible for Storage Equipment Safety (PRSES). It is … Continue reading Maintenance Manager is responsible for pallet rack safety
Create awareness at dock doors, office doors, hall doors, overhead doors, aisle-ways and intersections with a safety monitor system! Dock door monitor helps reduce collisions and accidents at your dock. If safety is a priority with your company (and I’m sure it is) than it makes sense to invest in this new technology that warns … Continue reading Dock Door Safety Monitor Prevents Accidents