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Pallet Racks

A.I.T. Industrial Shelving, Racks & Equipment sells and installs pallet racks and industrial shelving throughout the state of FloridaWe ship throughout the United States and worldwide. For sale are Pallet Racks both New & Used,  all kinds of pallet rack components including horizontal beams, horizontal braces, diagonal braces, beam connectors, vertical uprights, column posts, anchor bolts, row spacers, base plates, anything needed for a warehouse shelving system including warehouse storage equipment, warehouse industrial racks, steel shelving, wire shelving or wood shelving.

When we first start working with a new customer, we need to figure out what type of pallet racks are needed. With a number of different pallet rack warehouse designs available, the most important step is to figure out exactly what type of racking will work best for the customer's purpose. Just a few of the specifics that dictate the customer's best racking choice include necessary pallet flow, the direction of placement onto the pallet rack, and the direction of removal off of the pallet rack.

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The use of a pallet rack system allows the facility to maximize the vertical warehousing space that would normally have gone unused.

Pallet Rack Systems

Pallet rack systems are used in both industrial and warehouse-type facilities for materials that have been palletized or perhaps bundled and need to be stored, transferred, or shipped. The use of a pallet rack system allows the facility to maximize the vertical warehousing space that would normally have gone unused. Using a pallet rack system means palletized products will now go multiple stories high utilizing all the vertical space available. A.I.T. Industrial supplies, everything from complete pallet rack systems, industrial moving machines, all products used in manufacturing, and warehouse storage pallet rack components. We are determined to provide all of our customers with the best price, service, and quality. We work hard to supply honest help for whatever our customer's specific needs are. 

For over 25 years we have provided our customers with excellent pallet rack recommendations. Our pallet rack systems have excellent competitive pricing. The frustration when a warehouse or industrial facility isn't organized as efficiently as it should be needs to be taken seriously. Often times the savings from eliminating lost sales due to stocking issues and damaged stock is enough to pay for the better storage method. We offer a large variety of new and used warehouse pallet racking systems and components for differing needs, warehouse material handling systems, and all the warehouse racking accessories necessary to solve the obstacles you may run into. By installing the right pallet rack system in your facility, you will own a high-density storage system with plenty of capacity and easier access to stored warehouse loads. We offer everything from simple pallet rack systems to more innovative complex storage solutions, all at fair prices.

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We provide easy guidance to help you select the warehouse pallet racking system that is best for your business. We know the industry inside-out and are prepared to give you some of the best advice on warehouse storage systems. We help design, specify and coordinate installation projects with our fast and easy service to get you the pallet racking you need.

Well, designed pallet rack systems are usually deep, allowing for a large number of pallets or cartons to be stored at once. Necessary material handling equipment includes a forklift to remove and replace loaded pallets from the racking. Open on all sides, pallet rack systems are a great choice when you must be able to access all the goods on the rack without having to shift other items around.

Popular pallet racking systems include Teardrop Pallet Racking or Selective Pallet Racking (both also referred to as pallet racks). Either are easily installed warehouse pallet racking methods. To enlarge an existing pallet rack system we can provide the proper pallet rack beams and pallet rack uprights along with any of the warehouse shelving choices.

Other warehouse pallet rack styles include the Push Back Pallet Racking System, Double Deep Pallet Racks, Pallet Flow Racks, Cantilever Racking, Mobile Racking, Mezzanine Racking, Keystone Racking, Gravity Racking, Drive-In Racking, and Rivet Racking. You can see it is widely diverse pallet racking designs all designed for specific loading and unloading needs. 

Pallet Rack Decking


When searching for the right style of pallet rack, you also must also consider what shelving (called decking) you want to use with the pallet rack you chose. Each decking option can provide your rack with even more efficiency and storage potential, but which one will work for your rack?

Most people install pallet rack decking to increase safety, stability, and versatility. A pallet rack with decking is more forgiving for forklift drivers who load pallets on upper-level pallet rack locations, far beyond visual confirmation that they have the pallet square on the beams. Decking, if installed correctly, can provide forklift drivers assistance in centering the load right so that it’s safer and more stable.

The versatility of pallet rack decking is very useful. Most warehouses have multiple load types. So long as the decks are specified correctly, they can hold smaller pallets, containers, and other loads that don’t quite fit on the beams. They also allow for split cases, boxes, components, or cartons that need support to sit in the rack system. This gives them the versatility that just having pallet support lack. Pallet supports are usually used strictly to add rigidity beneath a load that may require it.

Aside from size (most deck types offer a good range of sizes), your first filter should be capacity: how much weight can your decking solution hold? You should understand your load characteristics and what it will take to carry it.

Wire, Solid, Slotted, or Perforated? 

Pallet rack decking is made from a variety of materials, from wire mesh to perforated metal. Pallet rack decking installs onto compatible pallet rack beams to distribute the weight of items placed on the decking across the beams. The decking also stops loose items from open or split pallets or non-palletized loads from falling through the racks. This decking is used for building or upgrading pallet racks that provide organized storage for palletized loads or large containers in warehouses, distribution centers, and other storage facilities.

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Wire decking is a popular choice because it’s versatile and affordable. It can be used to store everything from boxes to full pallet loads. The wire mesh design makes it easy to see what you’re storing without having to unload everything. 

Pallet rack wire mesh decking is ideal for increasing organization and safety. It c
an change your storage system into exactly what you need to meet city safety codes and your warehouse needs. 

Pallet rack wire decking is generally made from corrugated metal, perforated metal, or wire mesh. It is placed on shelves with horizontal load beams to support loads of variable sizes and weights. To provide full pallets with more solid support we use horizontal pallet supports with wire mesh decking on top.  The horizontal pallet supports are used to support full pallet loads. Wire mesh decking is used at warehouses and manufacturing plants as a safety measure on pallet racks to prevent pallets from falling through the rack structure. Wire mesh decking complies with state and local fire codes.

Tips For Reducing Pallet Rack Safety Hazards 


Safety is our number one priority so we know every pallet rack system we sell to you is American-Made and the best quality available.  Our well-designed durable racking options are guaranteed to store your materials and products while producing a fluid, well-organized, and functioning warehouse. 
With our numerous pallet rack options, we can help you design a safety-first, quality, pallet rack unit.  

A warehouse operations pallet rack system is a critical part of the business's success. Employee safety must be your primary concern. However, after installation, these essential structures are sometimes neglected,  creating serious potential employee risks, as well as escalating property damages. 
Items stored on pallet racks are often heavy and bulky. These items require extra care and caution for storage and transportation to prevent any damage or injuries. 

Without regular inspections and repairs by qualified personnel, serious accidents from faulty or damaged pallet racking can occur. Faulty or damaged pallet racking also can void your rack manufacturer's warranty. 

Most Common Warehouse Pallet Racking Safety Issues


1. Misaligned Pallet Racking

Through normal wear and tear from years of warehouse use, racking will become misaligned. Regular inspection frequency will ensure the racking is properly aligned and all connections are good.

2. Pallet Rack Floor Fittings Loosening Up Over Time

The constant heavyweight and movement of products on the pallet racks will loosen the anchor plates over time.  Inspection and maintenance include identifying any loose or broken floor bolts, fittings, or plates and again anchoring them down with heavy anchor bolts.

3. Pallet Rack Physical Damage

Caution must be taken to make sure weight limits are not exceeded on any of the individual beams or on the complete framework.  If the weight limits of Pallet Racking are exceeded, it may cause physical damage to the pallet racks. Going beyond rack weight limits will constitute improper use voiding any warranty.  During pallet rack design and assembly, be alert to include clearance space to prevent forklift truck collisions with the pallet racking. Support employees to report all minor impacts, collisions, or any observed pallet rack damage. 



Not Sure What Pallet Racking You Need?


We offer both New and Used pallet racks, in multiple sizes and styles. We carry racks in light-duty and heavy-duty, so no matter the weight of products you are stocking, we provide the correct and safest racking with the proper weight capacities. We have some of the best Warehouse Solutions available! For more warehouse help call (954)205-4071

When adding on to an existing pall rack system you must know what pallet racking you own. Compare the ends of your own pallet racking to our chart and you will know exactly what type of racking you own. Click HERE to see the most common styles of pallet racks available so we can help you get your warehouse ready for your ever-growing business.

Do not see the racking, racking accessories, or racking components you need? Contact Us! We have your pallet racking in our warehouse waiting for you to purchase. Any and every racking component is accessible through us, so we can promise you the best service and smooth process to get your business thriving.

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As a Dealer/Distributor we provide full service to get the products to your location and installed quickly so you can start utilizing your space right away!


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