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54 1 1 5 7 6 2 2 4 3 3 4 5 6 7 4 3 2 1 5 Row Wall To Select Pallet Rack PALLET RACK SELECTION GUIDE Pallet/Load Width Pallet/Load Width Flush Top to Beam Beam Height (Ex: 5") Upright Frame Height First Shelf Level Height should not exceed max. reach of fork truck Front View Side View Weight Load Depth Load Width Load Height (Ex: 42") Pallet Width (Ex: 40") Pallet Depth (Ex: 48") Pallet Height (Ex: 6") Pallet Rack is the most popular and the most versatile type of storage for large single items or palletized/boxed loads. This guide provides basic information needed to select pallet rack. However, before selecting any racking please check local ordinances, codes, and seismic requirements. Please call for more assistance. Beam Width. Determine the width of your pallet/load and allow a minimum of 4" between the upright frame and the load and a minimum of 4" between loads. Example: to store (2) 40"W loads. 4 + 40 + 4 + 40 + 4 = 92" for the inside width, then you will need a 96" width beam. Beam Capacity. Multiply the weight of the pallet and load by the number of pallets per level. Example: two pallets with a weight of 2500 lbs. each per level. 2500 lbs. x 2 pallets per level = 5000 lb. beam capacity minimum requirement. Upright Frame Depth. The depth of the upright frames should be your pallet depth (48") minus 6" (3" overhang in the front and 3" overhang in the back). Example: 48" - 6" = 42" deep upright frame. Upright Frame Height. Determine the overall load height. Add a minimum of 6" clearance between top of load and next level of beams. Add the beam height and multiply total by the amount of upper levels required. (do not count floor level). Example (4 shelf levels): 48"H + 6" (for clearance) + 5" (beam height) = 59". 3 upper levels x 59 = 177" high upright frame requirement. Upright Frame: Vertical structural support for racking system. Beam: Horizontal steel supports that tie upright frames together and hold the load. Skid Support: Supports items smaller then the unit depth. Wire Decking: Turns area between beams into useable shelving space. Mesh promotes air flow and eases inventory checks. Spacers: Row: Connects and spaces two rows of rack back-to-back. Wall: Connects racks to wall for additional stability. Shim: Levels upright frames on slopes or uneven surfaces to ensure uniform heights. Upright Frame Protector: Protects upright frames from damaging impact from material handling equipment. Determine the size of your pallet to be stored. Example: 40"Wx48"Dx6"H. Determine the overall load WxDxH. For the overall height, add the load and pallet heights together. Example: load height 42" + pallet height 6" = 48" overall height. Overall load: 40"Wx48"Dx48"H. (4 level example, ie: 3 beam sets) 1 2 3 4 5 Accessory & Component Guide 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Beam Width (1 Bay) (Ex. 96") 6" 4" 4" 4" Row Spacer Load Height plus Pallet Height 3" Overhang Recommended Pallet Depth 6" Clearance Recommended

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