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Wide Aisle Pallet Racking

Wide aisle pallet racking is still the most popular way of storing palletised loads, even in state-of-the-art warehousing operations. A wide aisle racking system consists of adjustable horizontal beams and upright frames that form the racks, which allows for changing stock and storage requirements.

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  • Easily installed, cost-effective and versatile, initial set-up costs are minimised.
  • Only requires standard handling equipment and can be configured for any type of warehouse environment.
  • Gives direct access to every stored pallet.

Wide Aisle Pallet Racking Details

Wide aisle pallet racking only requires standard handling equipment and can be configured for any type of warehouse environment, making it a versatile and flexible choice. It is a suitable choice of pallet racking for businesses across a wide range of industries.

Standard layouts provide unrestricted access to all pallets. Each pallet is supported individually within the rack and they are freely accessible at all times.

Wide aisle racking from Quickline is always designed to suit the load rather than just providing stock sizes this includes dimensions and weight of the pallets.

Available in heights of up to 15m and varying depths and widths, wide aisle racking can be configured to a minimum aisle width of around 2.5m when a reach truck is used and around 3.6m when a counterbalance truck is used.

Contact us today to discuss your requirements on 0113 880 0866 or by email.

Wide Aisle Pallet Racking Benefits

Cost effective and fast to install

A cost effective solution that ensures set up costs are minimised. Wide aisle racking is the most common type of racking used within the storage industry, and it is one of the simplest solutions to install. This means that we can often install wide aisle pallet racking faster than other types of racking.

Versatile and flexible racking

Wide aisle pallet racking installations can be customised in terms of their height, width, load baring capacity, and overall storage capacity. If the stock that you are storing is non-uniform in size, then wide aisle racking is likely to be a great option for your warehouse.

Designed to suit your storage load

We design all of our wide aisle racking layouts to suit the load you are storing, rather than simply providing stock sizes that may not be ideal for your use case.

No specialist handling equipment required, accessible to all forklifts

Available in heights of up to 15m and varying depths and widths, wide aisle racking can be configured to a minimum aisle width of around 2.5m when a reach truck is used and around 3.6m when a counterbalance truck is used.

The maximum height of the racking is effectively only determined by the lift height of the vehicle.

Contact us today to discuss your requirements on 0113 880 0866 or by email.

Wide Aisle Pallet Racking Technical Details

Main racking structure technical description

Beams

Horizontal support bars that clip into the uprights of the frame. Beams can range in size from 600mm to 4500mm to suit loading up to around 4000kg per level; they can be of open design or a closed box section in heights of 38mm to 150mm. They are made from steel and formed to suit the design of the load.

Beam End Connector (BEC)

These are the steel brackets welded on the end of the support section that physically clip into the upright. Generally, these are 3, 4 or 5 prong connections, dependent on load.

Frames

Vertical support structure comprising uprights, bracing and base feet. Frames come in heights ranging from 2500mm to 12500mm for wide aisle applications and up to 16500mm for narrow aisle applications.

Uprights / Posts

Vertical components to make up the frames. They are usually bolted but sometimes welded to bracing to make up the frame. The uprights are cold rolled from steel coils and have a series of folds to increase the strength. There are many differing profiles of upright to suit the application and loading.

Bracing

Braces are the central steel components to a frame. They space out the uprights at a required distance and provide stability and strength for the frame. The braces are either horizontal (mainly used at the top and bottom) or diagonal.

Base Feet

These are components used to fasten the frame down to the floor and to spread the bay load.

Splice

This component enables 2 sections of upright to be fastened together. These are used to repair existing racking or in designs where two differing duties of racking are used in the frame make up.

Shims

To keep the racking level, these steel components are used under the base feet. They come in varying thicknesses to suit.

Locking Pin

Pin used to stop beams from being accidentally dislodged.

Row Spacers

Spacer bar to create a specified distance between back-to-back racking and to give additional stability to runs.

Portal / Aisle Ties

Required when a single run of racking needs to be tied back to a back-to-back run of racking over an aisle.

Holding Down Bolt

Floor fixing used through the base foot into the concrete slab.

Load Notice

Safety sign on the racking displaying loading details and safe working practises.

Pitch

Vertical distance between beam positions, usually 50mm or 75mm.

Down Weld

Distance between the top of the connector to the top of the beam section. This can vary if a very specific beam height is required.

 

Racking accessories technical description

Column Guard

Protection guard against MHE damage. This sits forward of the upright and is floor mounted.

End Barrier

End barriers are mounted on the end of runs or cross aisles (tunnels) between rows of racking. There are many designs on the market, but most are bolted down to the slab in front of the racking rows.

Anti-Collapse Mesh (ACM)

ACM is used on the rear of single-entry rows where it may be possible for goods to fall through the racking onto someone or something at the opposite side to the aisle.

Fork Entry Bars

Used to create a space between the top of beam and the underside of load where pallets are not used. This gives clearance for the forks to pass under the load and lift out of the racking.

Pallet Support Bars

If the pallet is weak or is misshaped, pallet support bars are used to give additional support under the pallet.

Drum Chocks

These are designed to sit front to back across the beams and to have supports to stop the drum or barrel from rolling.

Stillage Skids

Front to back channel supports for stillage feet to sit inside.

Mesh Decking

Decking can be used either to support the pallet load if the pallet is of a particularly poor strength or they can be used to store loose hand loaded items such as boxes. Mesh is useful in environments where sprinklers are required or where minimal dust capture needed.

Steel Decking

Generally, these are used to support loose boxes as above and in made from pre galvanised steel sheet.

 

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