The structural integrity of your storage space, along with the strength and amount of weight your storage will be able to hold, relies heavily on the pallet racking uprights you choose. Choosing a pallet rack that suits your warehouse’s needs will not only ensure that the pallet racks will be able to support the load they have to carry, but will also make sure they interlock firmly with any pallet rack storage already in place. To be certain you choose the correct option for your needs, the variety of choices are listed below.
Double or Single Uprights
The way in which your warehouse is configured, and the type of materials that you are storing, will determine whether a double or single pallet racking upright is the best option for you. The right choice depends on your materials and can be deciphered below:
Single Uprights – This is the best option for storing materials like hoses, tubing, pipes, and boards.
Double Uprights – This is the best option for supporting horizontal storage platforms like those made from plywood or mesh. These offer added firmness when rows of racks are stored back to back.
Pallet Racking Upright Connectors
The types of connections you choose for your pallet racking upright can be a mix of multiple types. An extremely popular connector is what is known as the “teardrop,” which offers strength and stable support. Look through connectors and be sure they can be used with the pallet rack uprights you choose.