Our trained sales people at MHE want to make designing the right pallet rack system for your operation as painless as possible. The information below details what you need to know for purchasing the right pallet racks the first time. If you need help in purchasing your pallet racks please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
How To Determine The Correct Length Of Your Pallet Rack Beams
The type of forklift you are using in your operation or the overall product widths of your pallet or palletized products will determine the proper pallet rack beam length for your operation.
|Counter Balanced Forklifts|
A Counter Balanced type forklift can be one you walk behind or one the Operator sits down. A counter balance lift , particularly the sit down type generally operates best in a minimum travel aisle width of 12 feet.
|Standard Outrigger or Straddle Outrigger Forklifts|
Stand-up Narrow Aisle Forklifts are with outriggers typically work best in a minimum travel aisle width of 10 foot 6 inches.
|Summary: In this example you will see a total of 10” of additional storage space for a Two (2) pallet configuration. If you are using a 3 pallet configuration you will have 14” of additional storage space. If for example your standard pallets are 40” wide and the product does not overhang the 40” width of the pallet, then you could chose a 90” long beam for your application. It is important to note that in order to give you flexibility, in a case where some of your pallets will or could have overhang, may we suggest a 96” long beam or a 144” long beam for a 3 pallet wide configuration. These are the most common size pallet rack beams used in storage applications today.||If the forklift outriggers are narrower than the product on the pallet, use the product with as your determining factor.|