Knowing what kind of storage systems are currently available is the first step in resourcing an industrial grade warehouse rack storage system. There are several types of storage racks available for a myriad of uses. The type of storage racks you use for storing lumber and PVC is widely different than that used to store conventional 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 320.485.4974 if you'd like to discuss your storage rack project with one of our solutions professionals.
Warehouse Storage Racks
Selective Pallet Storage Racks
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 & Drive Thru Pallet Racks
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 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 Racks
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 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 in 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 Racks
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 SKUs 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.
Case Flow Racks
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 Rack 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 accommodate up to 6-8 deep, and SJF also has pallet flow systems that can store pallets up to 10 positions deep.
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.