Knowing what kind of storage rack system to use is the first step in resourcing an industrial warehouse rack storage system. There are several types of storage racking available for myriad uses. The type of racking you use for storing lumber and PVC is widely different than that used to store pallets. In the pallet storage rack system space, there are multiple ways to handle pallet storage - each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Below, you'll see a selection of the most popular storage rack systems we sell on a daily basis. Follow the links to view our available rack inventory, or call us at 800-598-5532 if you'd like to discuss your storage rack project with a professional.
Warehouse Rack Systems
Selective Pallet Rack Systems
Selective pallet racks are a good all-around pallet storage system. Selective racks have the advantage of being very widely used in many industrial applications, because they're highly customizable and easy to assemble. SJF carries thousands of new & used pallet rack uprights, beams, wire decks, and other pallet rack accessories that allows us design a system that's perfect for your business.
Drive-in Pallet Rack Systems
Drive-in rack systems (high density pallet storage) are an excellent option for storing large quantities of product and using the absolute minimum of space to do it. Drive-in racks pack pallets very close together inside of a storage rack structure, and require forklifts to enter the rack system to store and retrieve the loads. SJF has several quality used drive-in rack systems and we can engineer a custom solution for you.
Push Back Pallet Rack Systems
Push back rack systems are similar to drive-in rack, however with a pushback rack system - time is saved stocking and picking because the two operations happen at opposite sides of the rack system. Stockers load from the back and pickers pick from the front. SJF curently has several hundred positions of prime-quality push-back racks available for immediate sale. Be sure to ask your SJF representative about rack installation!
Cantilever Rack Systems
Cantilever Racks are the best bet for storing long items such as lumber, pipe, bar stock or other long products. Easy to load and unload directly, cantilever racks are available both single and double sided. In addition to having the largest in stock inventory of new and used cantilever rack towers (uprights), arms, and braces - SJF also has the best prices available on cantilever rack.
Carton Flow Rack Systems
Carton flow rack systems (often referred to as pick modules) make up a significant portion of the order fulfilment industry. Pick modules are usually utilized where multiple SKU's are picked for an order and and placed in a carton to be sent to the next station in the distribution process (packaging, weighing, shipping, etc.) Carton Flow racks can be utilized in either free-standing units or interconnected rows.
Spantrack Case Flow Systems
Spantrack is similar in concept to carton flow racking in that product is loaded from one side and picked from the other. Spantrack systems offer a little more flexibility due to their wide roller design. It is often possible to retrofit spantrack into existing static rack systems, turning them into dynamic case flow rack systems. SJF has thousands of feet of good quality span track in stock available for immediate sale.
Pallet Flow Systems
Pallet flow rack systems are similar to push back. Both are utilized as a FIFO (first-in, first-out) system however pallet flow rail gives you some different options. Typically, push-back racks will only allow for a few pallet positions depth. Pallet-flow can accomodate up to 6-8 deep, and SJF also has pallet flow systems that can store pallets up to 10 positions deep.
Rack System Installation
Sure - installing one or two bays of racking is no sweat - but when you're looking at hundreds or thousands of components on a more complicated dynamic rack system, it really pays to have professionals do the job. Our crews travel nationwide, are licensed and insured, and can work around your current operations to have you up and running in no time at all.
Warehouse Rack Guides
Not familiar with the different rack types and their uses? That's Okay! Visit our warehouse rack guides to learn about the most common warehouse rack systems.