Guide to... Pallet Racking Accessories

 

 

Pallet racking accessories can help to optimise pick operations, guide fork lift trucks in safely and most importantly, stop falling objects from hitting your employees! They are a cost effective solution that can be easily installed and are readily available for order.

 

On that note, we thought we'd put together our latest storage guide to give you a run down of the kind of accessories that are available, and how they can help you to optimise both your picking operations and warehouse safety. 

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Accessories to Optimise Pick Operations

Pallet racking labels

Pallet racking labels are a highly effective communications tool, easing the process of product identification and saving your business valuable time by optimising pick efficiency. They can be printed in multiple colours for differential purposes, and the barcode system also acts as a scan point for warehouse management systems and machine operations. Combine this with the fact that they are highly affordable and can be discounted in larger quantities and you've got a must have accessory on your hands.

 

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Timber decking

Timber decking allows you to store all types and sizes of pallets in your racking system. Timber decks are simple to install and cost effective when ordered in larger quantities. They also come in two different varieties including open boarded (as seen below) and closed where the decking carefully fits in with no exposed edge.

 

A perfect accessory for your pallet racking. They are also extremely useful for converting your pallet racking into shelving for picking operations and smaller boxes, creating a shelf level the entire width and depth of your racking.

 

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Pallet racking timber decking

Forklift truck guide rail systems 

Forklift truck guide rail systems are ideal for warehouses with high turnover operations. The system controls the flow of forklift trucks by restricting their path of movement, in turn, maximising their operational speed. Their ideal for (VNA) very narrow aisles and built to work with most cantilever and heavy duty pallet racking structures.

The system itself is easy to install and is the perfect solution for optimising forklift truck operations. 


 

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Warehouse conveyor systems 

Warehouse conveyor systems contain a heavy duty chain conveyor with optional turntable modules for the speedy transference of goods. They can be combined with goods slides and chutes and most systems are designed to handle the whole range of UK and European pallet sizes.

An accessory such as this is typically installed to optimise product transference and warehouse picking operations, and they are particularly effective for those with a high product turnover e.g. eCommerce operations. 
 

 

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Pallet gate loading systems

Although pallet gates and safety loading gates are not specifically built to be mounted on pallet racking they are highly effective for those looking to optimise materials handling operations on multi-tiered platforms. They are designed to protect warehouse staff from exposed edges of the platform, and they allow for the easy and safe transfer of goods from one level to the next. The gates come in a variety of configurations, but they can also be powder coated to match any brand colour preferences. 



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Accessories to Optimise Warehouse Safety

Steel mesh safety netting

Steel mesh safety netting is a great solution for racking installations that have multiple levels of high-stacked products that can easily fall off. The netting itself is highly durable yet light in weight and can contain product loads of up to 1000kgs. It is quick to install and gives you the ultimate peace of mind knowing that your employees are well protected when travelling in the pedestrian walkways and picking levels below.

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Pallet racking upright protectors 

Pallet racking uprights can generally be referred to as posts, frames and columns. Upright protection like that featured in the image below is a form of defence against accidental damage which could be caused by materials handling equipment such as forklifts. Damage to uprights could have serious consequences, including the potential of collapse of structures and injury to personnel! So employing a cost effective solution like this is a must for all warehouse operations. Consult our additional SEC Storage Guide to...Upright Protection for more information regarding racking upright protection.  

 

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Pallet racking upright protectors

Column guard protectors 

The alternative to pallet racking upright protectors are column guard protectors, which are designed to protect exposed columns underneath mezzanine or multi-tier floors. They help reduce collisions from forklift truck accidents and protect integral structural points from the full force of impact. They are, like most warehouse accessories brightly coloured and designed to stand out amidst the busy zones of a warehouse environment. 

 

 

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End of rack barriers

These high visibility end of rack barriers come in all sorts of sizes and variations with their primary purpose being to minimise damage to racking structures from fork lift collisions. The barriers are built to protect the whole depth of the racking structure and are built to match the centre of gravity of the oncoming forklift truck - reducing any potential impact damage considerably. 

 

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Pallet support bars 

Strengthen the resistance and safety of your pallet racking bays by incorporating pallet support bars. These easily installed bars attach to the upper side of the racking beam and are available to suit most frame depths. Once installed and depending upon your configuration they can withhold a maximum of 1000kgs per pair.

 

This simple accessory can allow for the storage of heavier products whilst also reducing the risk of a potential pallet collapse and further injury to personnel. A great all round product. 

 

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Bonus: Warehouse Safety Tags & Checklists - Good to Go Safety

The Good to Go Safety status tag is an instantly identifiable solution that is positioned at the end of the racking structure - ensuring operatives are aware when an inspection is required. Good to Go Safety tags ensure a routine maintenance check of all racking bays, clearly identifying if the racking is in good enough condition to be used. They recommend that the tag be located at the end of each racking bay alongside working load signs for maximum visibility.

 

The company also provides a safety checklist that covers the racking structure loads held on each rack and general housekeeping of the racking area. It includes a classification system for any damaged racking and recommended actions in accordance with SEMA guidelines (using a colour coordinated level of risk). Take a look at their further product offering including their daily, weekly and annual checklist kits here. 

 

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