May 1, 2019
How to Select an Industrial Racking Solution

5 Things to Know Before You Select an Industrial Racking Solution

Are you in the market for an industrial racking solution? Here are some of the things you will want to keep in mind when you start evaluating racking systems on the market.

Custom Designed Options
When you browse through racking solutions, be sure to consider custom designed options that afford scalability; as your warehousing application grows, it is important your racking solution be able to grow with it. This could be as simple as a solution that the system designed has advised allows for multiple configurations or a system that is installed one phase at a time.
Frazier’s Engineering Team (including Professional Engineers in 48 states) work tirelessly to provide our clients with custom designed solutions that accommodate their current and future needs.

Rack Safety
Be sure to look for industrial racks that are sturdily manufactured to ensure rack safety, the Business Journals says. Racking manufactured from structural steel offers advantages in strength and durability over roll-formed steel systems. Structural storage racks are made of 100% hot-rolled structural steel, the strongest building material known, whereas roll-form racks rely on their easily damaged shapes for strength.
Frazier manufactures all of our racking solutions with 100% structural steel. We stand behind the quality of our products, offering the industry’s only standard Two Year Warranty again fork truck damage.

Budget Concerns
Set a budget in mind. Be prepared though, excellent racking solutions can cost a lot. You’re going to need to make sure you have enough to cover the cost. That doesn’t mean you should go for the cheapest option you can find. Structural steel options may appear to have a greater upfront cost, however, their greater durability means longer life for a product in a market of value conscious buyers.

Accessibility
How accessible are your products? You will want to ensure your racking offers the appropriate degree of selectivity in order to allow for the most efficient day-to-day warehouse operations. Carefully analyze what products you are storing, what type of material handling equipment you are using and the available area for the racking. Frazier’s comprehensive Rack 101® guide will walk you step-by-step through designing your pallet racking system Request your copy today!

Setup and Design
While you can design your own system, consider manufacturers that assist in the design and layout of your racking systems. That can lead to reduced costs and improved warehouse space utilization. From standard pallet rack systems, to complex pick-to belt towers, AS/RS installations or Rack Supported Buildings, Frazier’s expert team of engineers can help each customer design the most efficient storage solutions.

Start your search for industrial shelving solutions that fit the bill for your team and organization. Check out these issues and advice to help you pick the right system and solutions provider. For more information, get in touch with Frazier today at (800) 859-1342 or frazier@frazier.com or Contact Us.