At Warehouse Rack and Shelf, LLC, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why we carry the largest selection of pallet rack systems. We work closely with you from start to finish to make sure your unique needs for both structural racking and roll formed pallet racking are met.
Benefits to Roll Formed Pallet Racking
It can be tough to choose between a structural racking system or a roll formed pallet racking system. Both are excellent options because both systems help to maximize your storage efficiency. The decision will mostly depend on your inventory.
Several factors, including price, design and versatility, make roll formed pallet racking systems an ideal choice among warehouse operators.
A roll formed pallet rack system is the least expensive pallet racking option we offer. You won’t find better pricing on this system anywhere. You may see some imitation racks, but we carry the original Interlake pallet rack.
This type of pallet rack is used across many industries, so it’s a nice option for warehouses that carry multiple products. Warehouse managers can choose the same type of rack and not worry about having to purchase multiple systems that don’t work together.
Its design allows you to easily access every pallet from the aisle, which makes it a great choice for moving inventory quickly.
This system is an excellent choice for those who need to improve their storage handling efficiency.
Benefits of Structural Racking
Structural racking is a heavier duty alternative to roll formed racks. It is a more expensive option, but it is certainly worth the price, especially long-term. This system can take a beating, which makes it ideal for the food service industry. It’s also durable and easy to clean.
Structural racking is made from heavy duty, thick steel. The system is well equipped with front-to-back beam ties that prevent beams from bowing or twisting. Structural uprights provide additional bracing and strength. This is an ideal system for an industry that has to meet strict safety guidelines.
And now for the opinions of two gentleman who work for the two most well respected and largest manufacturers in the steel storage rack industry:
“The biggest advantage of structural pallet rack is life expectancy. Roll formed rack may have a life expectancy of 5-7 years while structural rack life expectancy could be up to 20 years. Another big advantage is impact resistance. All you have to do is Google Reinhart Foodservice rack collapse. These are the reasons why the guy standing next to me with Home Depot is replacing roll form rack with structural rack in their distribution centers. If structural rack is a Cadillac than roll formed rack is a Kia.” – Dick Huck, Frazier Industrial
“Our Interlake teardrop rack is the most popular rack in the world. Teardrop uprights are constructed of roll formed steel columns with welded or bolted bracing. Teardrop beams are roll formed and have a standard 1-5/8″ step that is ideal for wire decking. It’s durable, affordable, easy to install and is designed by engineers to support heavy pallet loads at high elevations. Yes, it doesn’t have the impact resistance of structural rack but can be protected with post protectors and end of aisle protectors.” – Tyler Schaffer, Interlake Mecalux
Keep in mind that roll formed and structural components are used for a variety of racks including pallet racks, drive-in racks, pushback racks, pallet flow racks, coil racks and cantilever racks!