Store Wire Containers Safely on Bar Grate Pallet Rack Decking

Steel and Wire Containers with feet pose a dangerous situation when stored in pallet rack with wire decking. Bulk containers can hold from 1,000 – 4,000 LBS and ALL of the weight comes down on the feet which is considered a point load. Point loads on wire decking at the least can destroy decking, point … Continue reading Store Wire Containers Safely on Bar Grate Pallet Rack Decking

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Steel and Wire Containers with feet pose a dangerous situation when stored in pallet rack with wire decking. Bulk containers can hold from 1,000 – 4,000 LBS and ALL of the weight comes down on the feet which is considered a point load. Point loads on wire decking at the least can destroy decking, point loads at their worst can cause deck failure and send the container and its contents crashing to the floor. So what can you do?

If you have wire baskets that you want to store in pallet rack, your decking of choice should be bar grate decking. We recommend that you use properly designed bar grate decking in your pallet rack when storing wire baskets with feet. Bar Grate decking is offered in many different thicknesses and capacities. Let us help you design a bar grate decking system that can support heavy loads.

If you have wire container’s you have two ways to stack them: One is to stack them on top of one another. The other is to stack it in a pallet rack system. I mean heck, wire containers with their stackable feet are designed to be stacked on top of one another. The only downside to doing that is what if you want the product in basket on the bottom of the stack? You have to unstack all of the baskets that are stacked on top.

If you need access to product stored in individual wire basket’s you may find it is more efficient to store your wire baskets on the shelves of a pallet rack system. But there comes the dilemma. How do you safely store wire baskets on the shelves of a pallet rack system? These wire safe storage containers have feet and when the basket is fully loaded all of the weight comes down in a point load on the feet. Most pallet rack decking is not designed to handle point loads.

If you try to store steel or wire storage containers on most pallet rack decking there is a high likelihood that the decking will fail and that the wire basket will come crashing with its contents to the floor causing a potentially dangerous accident. The solution to safely storing wire baskets in pallet on decking is (drum roll please): Pallet Rack with Properly sized Bar Grate Decking that has been designed with a load capacity to handle point loads.

Warehouse Rack & Shelf has the knowledge and experience to offer the trifecta: Pallet rack, bar grate decking and wire baskets that have been designed to safely and efficiently work with one another. Please call one of our friendly and knowledgeable salespeople at 800-873-9020 to discuss your specific requirements.

TIP FROM THE PRO’S: We have replaced a tremendous amount of damaged wire decking over the years and most of it was damaged by the feet of wire containers. Instead of replacing damaged wire decking just do it right the first time and purchase our PressLock bar grate pallet rack decking which is designed to handle heavy point loads. Bar grate decking offers safety and longevity.