Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Racking Systems Mean More Than Just Shelving

February 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 133

Any company, small or large, needs some sort of storage system. Whether it is filing paperwork away, presenting clothing to customers on the shop floor or keeping heavy goods in a warehouse, a business always needs to have an affordable and suitable method of storing items that keeps them safe, organised and easily accessible when needed.

Racking systems are designed to do just that. They let you store stock in a way that looks neat, organised and professional without compromising on safety or durability. Racking systems are designed to withstand high levels of stress so not matter how heavy your products are, whether you are storing lightweight clothes or large items of furniture, a professional racking system is the perfect choice to suit your individual business needs.

However, when it comes to racking systems, many people instantly think of shelving. Whilst shelving is of course a typical and useful form of storage, the term racking system refers to a wide variety of storage systems that also include items such as pallet racking, garment rails, vertical sheet racks and more.

Pallet racking is perfect for businesses that need to store medium weight goods. It consists of a heavy duty metal frame that provides support, fitted with decks or pallets constructed using wood or mesh. A full racking system includes more than just a simple set of shelves, other fixtures such as floor fixings and corner protectors ensure that the pallet racking is safe to use and helps your company to comply with health and safety regulations.

Galvanised pallet racking is also available which is a great alternative to metal shelving for storing extra heavy goods. They are perfect for DIY stores or garden centres that may want to organise and store heavy items such as bags of concrete and peat, or stone paving slabs for example. Galvanised steel is perfect for use outdoors as the steel has undergone a zinc coating chemical process that prolongs the life of the metal outdoors and reduces corrosion.

Additional items are also available that are not typical of your everyday, basic shelving storage. For example plastic ticket holders and notice plates designed to fit in perfectly with your racking system can be used to quickly and easily identify goods, which is especially useful if your stock is stored in nondescript cardboard boxes. A rack sack is a durable and reusable waste storage system that can easily be added to the end of most racking systems and used to sort waste, for example general waste and recycling.

If you have many long, thin items such as ironing boards or wooden planks, storing them on a shelf can make it difficult to retrieve one when needed. A vertical storage solution may therefore be better, another example of how a racking system can incorporate more than just your typical, horizontal shelves. Vertical sheet racks and racks for thinner items are the perfect choice for DIY stores or metalwork shops that want to be able to get hold of the items that the customer wants quickly and easily.

Span bays are a typical and popular choice that are really just an advanced form of metal shelving. They include items such as deck supports and safety clips to help keep your warehouse or storefront a safe area, and are able to withstand extremely heavy weights thanks to their design.

Finally, when speaking of racking systems it would be a mistake to not mention garment racking which is a very popular item with companies. From construction companies needing to store jackets and other construction wear for their workers, to clothing retail companies who need an attractive way to present their wares to customers, a garment rack is the perfect solution. Items are hung separately rather than piled on top of each other on a shelf, making it quick and easy to look through them, take items down and replace them in the same place.

Overall, it seems that there are many different racking systems available to suit all kinds of companies, and those searching for a more personalised storage system will be happy to know that there are many alternatives to just shelving. Of course, metal shelving is an option that may be appropriate but storage ideas such as garment rails and pallet racking may be better suited to your needs. It is a good idea to research all of the different types of storage that are available before making a purchase so that you can get the type that is ideal for your company.

Sarah Shore writes for Rapid Racking, a leading online retailer of storage ideas whose wide range of racking systems including both wooden and metal shelving, wide span and pallet racking, and large and small workbenches for the warehouse or workshop.

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Metal Shelving


Pallet Racking


Racking Systems

In India, employment opportunities are set to grow by a good margin in the coming year, a phase which was started in the turn of the second decade of the 21st century. organisation, candidates with

By: Sarkariexam l Business > Careers Employment l April 01, 2013 lViews: 11709

Sometimes it is amazing to see that certain jobs can precipitate huge turnouts in the recruitment drives. It is as if thousands of people were waiting for the vacancy advertisements and the moment

By: Sarkariexam l Business > Careers Employment l December 30, 2012 lViews: 690

In recent times, jobs in healthcare segments have grown tremendously. It is anticipated that this growth curve will continue for the times to come. Various factors are responsible for this

By: Sarkariexam l Business > Career Advice l December 27, 2012 lViews: 449

Are you in a dilemma whether to choose web based CRM or not? If yes, don’t worry. You aren’t the sole person having this doubt.There are numerous firms trying to make out whether investing in a

By: Reneta Vasileva l Business > Customer Service l December 23, 2012 lViews: 409

If you think about it you will realize the fact that each business has its own set of risks that are involved in it.The trade secrets that you have and the information related to the business is what

By: brumbrum1 l Business > Risk Management l December 23, 2012 lViews: 263

As the time is changing, concierge management services are now growing despite the slowing economies of the world. The main reason of it is the need that is highly specific to the people who like to

By: willsmith10 l Business > Management l December 23, 2012 lViews: 334

In today's volatile economic climate, it's more important than ever for businesses to make smart choices when it comes to outfitting an office. Although there are some items a business may be able to

By: Ryan W Goodinl Business > Furnishings and Suppliesl July 09, 2012 lViews: 194

If you are looking for ways to make your office more enviro-friendly, consider the myriad sustainable options available in the marketplace today. 'Green' office furniture is available for almost all

By: Ryan W Goodinl Business > Furnishings and Suppliesl July 09, 2012 lViews: 202

Whether you are a new startup or are a large company that has been in business for years, purchasing office furnishings is something you will likely deal with at some point in your business'

By: Ryan W Goodinl Business > Furnishings and Suppliesl July 09, 2012 lViews: 210

This article explains how to choose the best envelopes for your business. THis includes materials colors, and size options.

By: Amy Silversl Business > Furnishings and Suppliesl July 06, 2012 lViews: 187

Modern office desks are one key to having a business that runs smoothly. Contributing to the success of your business is a clutter free and organized office. This will also lower stress and maximize

By: Robert J Fitchl Business > Furnishings and Suppliesl July 04, 2012 lViews: 182

The best night clubs and restaurants from London to New York attract an exclusive clientele that exudes style, glamour and sophistication. But though the concept of celebrity has come to define the

By: Zoe D Robinsonl Business > Furnishings and Suppliesl July 04, 2012 lViews: 259