In theory, heavy dutu shelving racks are designed to optimize the use of vertical space. Beam heights can be altered if pallet load heights change. In practice, this does not often occur because of the cost and disruption to the operation. Typically, two pallets are stored per bay (ie between rack uprights). The conventional way of laying out Adjustable Pallet Racking (APR) is to have one row single deep against the wall at each end of the installation, with back-to-back rows in between. This gives every truck aisle access to two rows of racking, and minimizes the number of aisles required. APR is a flexible, versatile storage system, which gives excellent stock access.
STO Adjustable pallet racking is probably the most widely used type of pallet racking, and offers free access to every pallet held. It can be built to match the lift height of any fork-lift truck/ Stackers. It consists of upright end frames and pairs of horizontal beams on which the pallets are located, and beam heights are adjustable to suit the height of the pallet loads being stored.
Shelving is generally made from standard modular components that allow installations of different heights, vertical shelf spacing and shelf depths. The typical standard span width is 1 Ft, 1.5 Ft2 Ft for Medium Duty & 2 Ft to 4 Ft Heavy duty. But long span shelving is also available that facilitates the holding of longer items of stock.
This is suitable for light and medium duty work. Mostly used as shelving, adjustable units can be assembled rapidly and adapted to change and expansion. Each shelf can be adjusted independently; used efficiently, this allows the storage space to be used to the full. Most adjustable shelving can be altered without tools.
Many companies buy adjustable racking and never use this potential the additional investment must be justified Load/level can be designed upto 500 Kgs for Medium duty racks & Upto 3000 Kgs for Heavy duty racks. Shelving can be accessed in various ways - from ground-floor level, from mezzanine levels (Multi Tier racking).Applications
Irregular Items, Boxes of different sizes.
Most widely used floor for storing all kinds of materials is mezzanine floor. The STO Mezzanine floor is constructed with plywood and steel. The space is designed according to the load per sq.mt. and height. The unique aspect of mezzanine floor is that the floor can be relocated to meet varying requirements.
Rack-supported mezzanines are the most economical way to create an additional floor level using standard pallet rack components. Metal Impacts has experience in designing, and maximizes your storage space. Rack-supported mezzanines can be built over existing equipment and work areas. Rack-supported mezzanines can eliminate downtime and expensive relocation costs.
The mezzanine floor creates additional functional space for: