All Selective Pallet Racking, no matter the style, will increase the storage density of your warehouse, retail centers, and any other storage facility.
There are many factors to consider when choosing which style of racking is right for you:
• Storage density required/desired
• Building space, both floor space and height
• Placement of obstructions like doors, support beams, columns, etc.
• Inventory size and weight
• Inventory accessibility
Selective Pallet Racking is the least dense and also the least expensive, and allows for direct access to each product at each shelf height. They come in two main styles, roll formed and structural. Roll formed racking is typically lighter and has horizontal load beams that are held in to place by clips, and are typically adjustable in 2 inch increments. This makes adjusting the rack heights very easy, but roll formed pallet racks cannot hold as much weight as other styles, and tend to be less resistant to impact by forklifts.
Structural selective racking is much more durable because the horizontal beams are attached to the upright beams with bolts. Both types of selective racks are adjustable and allow for customization, but roll formed is less durable and more prone to damage.
Selective Pallet Racking can also be a part of the building's structure, replacing the building's I-beams, creating a rack supported building.
Other types of pallet rack include drive-in/drive-through, push-back, and pallet flow rack. These types allow for more dense storage, but you cannot access any given inventory item at any moment. It takes a little more planning and organization to properly utilize this style of racking, but when done properly is extremely efficient.