SJF Launches Mobile Website
Today, SJF announced its newly designed mobile website (m.SJF.com) has just gone live. Users who visit SJF.com from a mobile device will automatically get the mobile version of the SJF.com website. This new mobile site represents what SJF feels is cutting edge technology – namely, applications and platforms for mobile computing.
Kent Powell, head of the web development team for SJF said: “In developing this mobile application, we had two things in mind. First was to take advantage of the medium to make contacting SJF as easy as possible from a mobile device. The second was to provide our users with easy to access tools that they could use in the field that would help them with material handling operations. These tools would facilitate easy identification and location of equipment they use on a daily basis.”
Kent added, “We feel that we have accomplished both objectives and created an application that makes it easy to contact SJF as well as find information about the products that SJF has become known for.”
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Drive In Rack Basics
- Drive-in Pallet Rack System
Both drive-in and drive thru systems allow more efficient use of available space than traditionalmulti-aisle selective rack. In fact, when compared to a conventional selective system, the same amount of storage can be acheived with a high density system in 80% less space. These systems decrease storage and retrieval time while increasing efficiency and productivity among workers. Not only do they benefit your operations, they can also decrease your bottom line — you get more storage room per dollar spent on racking!
The ways these systems acheive such high efficiency are deceptively easy. They (a) create a more uniform load (b) in a confined storage area while (c) forklift operators working in the system become more skillful drivers. In addition to the above benefits, one more thing can be said about this type of system: energy efficiency. Since the product is so densly loaded in this type of system, there is less air around it to be heated or cooled.
Drive-in Rack is the ultimate in high-density storage. No other form provides more storage capacity per square foot of room than drive-in. A viable alternative to expanding one’s facility, drive-in provides a very low cost yet efficient means of high volume storage.
One Way Drive In – Last in First Out (LIFO)
Material is both stored and retrieved from the same side (entry point) in several aisles. For this reason, the first material put in this system is the last to come out. This works well where shelf life is at a minimum or not a major concern. This system also works well in cold storage environments or warehouse freezers.
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Selective Pallet Rack Guide
While this guide is meant to assist you in choosing your rack, it is still beneficial to consult with one of our professional solutions specialists. They have been working with this material every day for years and are aware of ALL the tips and tricks concerning pallet racks.
Please feel free to call us at 800-598-5532 to discuss your planned layout.
Pallet Racks Overview
- One Section of Free Standing Pallet Rack
Selective Pallet racking is by far the most common type of warehouse storage rack and is the product typically thought of when the need arises for industrial type storage racking. All selective rack is made from component pieces that are usually priced & purchased seperately.
Pallet Rack Uprights
Uprights (also called Frames, or less commonly, legs) are the support columns that hold up individual shelves in a section of rack. Pallet Rack uprights form the ends of what are commonly known as ‘bays’ of pallet racking. Each pallet rack bay must have at least two uprights, however if multiple bays will be placed in a row they may share uprights (see figure 1).
Pallet Rack Beams
Beams are used to create the actual ‘shelf levels’ that support loads and are held up by pallet rack uprights. Pairs of beams form each individual shelf level (see figure 1). Shelf capacity is determined by the height of the beam, length of the beam and the number of shelves per bay. Most modern beams feature end clips that attach directly to the upright without the use of specialized hardware, however there are many different brands available that feature unique designs (see section below on selective rack brands.)
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Advanced Guide to Cantilever Rack
While this guide is meant to assist you in choosing your rack, it is still beneficial to consult with one of our professional solutions specialists. They have been working with this material every day for years and are aware of ALL the tips and tricks concerning cantilever racks. Please feel free to call us at 800-598-5532 to discuss your planned layout.
Cantilever Rack System
Cantilever Rack, also known as furniture or pipe rack is a great solution for storage of long, bulky materials such as lumber and PVC or metal pipes. Furniture rack is a style of cantilever racking that can be decked to provide static storage similar to pallet racking, with the advantage that it provides easier storage and retreival of bulky or oddly sized material than traditional pallet rack. Cantilever rack is a very efficient means of storing material. The storage density with cantilever rack can be very high if you plan out how you will use it efficiently, but generally cantilever rack’s flexibility makes it a very popular storage solution with near immediate return on investment.
Cantilever Rack Uprights
Like pallet rack, cantilever has specific components that work together to create larger bays and rows of storage. Uprights are the main structural components in any cantilever rack installation. Uprights work with bases (when referring to uprights below, we are speaking about complete upright/base combinations) to create the ‘backbone’ of the rack. Uprights are available in single, or double sided configurations – with the only difference between the two being that with double sided uprights, you can store material on both sides of the rack. Like pallet rack, there are many different makes and brands that do not all work together. You must match the same make arm and base to build a complete unit.
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Warehouse Rack Guides
Get your free warehouse rack guides in a handy “Grab & Go” format. These highly useful, illustrated Warehouse Rack Guides are now available for immediate download to your computer. You’ll learn lots of information on…
- How to properly size warehouse racks
- Proper usage of racking
- Types & styles of racking
- Useful Terminology
Simply visit this link to download your rack guides.
You can also choose to download SJF’s new PDF catalog. It’s chock full of warehouse products & ideas on how to streamline your operations. Plus – when browsing the catalog – simply click any of the embedded links to view more photos, pricing & additional information on the products listed.
So what are you waiting for? Get your free downloads today!