Double-Deep Pallet Rack – Design Tips from the Apex Experts

Double-Deep Selective Pallet Rack is a two-deep version of the standard selective pallet rack commonly used to boost pallet density for higher volume products. Double-deep maximizes warehousing space by reducing the number of aisles while increasing pallet storage space, however it should also be noted that these systems require the use of a double-deep reach…read more

The Apex PROs Have Your Back… & Sides, Bays, Rails, Guards & More!

Implement Your Warehouse Safety Program with the PROs Warehouse safety will always be a concern, but with the Apex PROs Rack Repair & Safety Program, we can supply some much needed peace of mind. The Apex PROs are certified pallet rack auditors. Each PRO is thoroughly trained through a proprietary Apex training program. Our program…read more

Apex Warehouse Systems– At Your Service…

Find All Your Warehouse Support Services at ApexWarehouseSystems.com Apex Warehouse Systems is your full-service material handling and storage solutions partner – from warehouse services, systems or components sourcing to integration, installation and beyond. New builds, add-ons, redesigns or safety audits, the Apex team will evaluate, design, install, refurbish and repair your pallet racking systems and…read more

Pinning Down a Secure Beam Connection | Apex Pallet Rack Safety Spotlight

Broken, loose, and missing rack clips are “small” but still a significant warehouse safety concern. In roll-formed pallet rack, a safety (or locking) pin secures beams to uprights, preventing the beam from dislodging if accidentally struck by a forklift or pallet load. The pallet rack pin acts as a positive pressure device that must be…read more

When Does a Hit Become a Serious Blow – Apex Pallet Rack Safety Spotlight

  Pallet rack is designed to withstand some impact from material handling equipment, but when does regular use and some minor damage become a potential system or safety hazard?  A thorough and regular review of your pallet rack is the best preventative to rack failure, but what exactly is a thorough rack inspection? Your rack…read more

Pallet Rack Design – Is Your Aisle Width Working FOR or Against You?

Ok, so we’re poking a little fun here, but in all seriousness, it’s critically important to properly define aisle width in your pallet rack design layout. Basically, it’s a financial boon if you do it right and a bust if you do it wrong. Depending on the forklift type or types you are using, there will…read more

Going Up? Mezzanines – Looking at Freestanding vs Rack Supported

Mezzanines or work platforms are an excellent way to take advantage of often underutilized warehouse “cube” space.  By cube we mean the 3rd dimension… not just square footage but vertical space too.  You’re paying for the whole inside of your facility, so why not maximize every bit of it, right? Mezzanines can support office space,…read more

Drive-In/Drive-Thru Gets a Double Take… with Twinlode®

Drive-in pallet rack is already a leading economical warehousing solution for high-density, low SKU, non-perishable inventory, but what if you could “super-size” it?  If you could build it to load double the pallets and do it faster and easier… that would that be called Twinlode®. The concept of the Twinlode drive-in pallet rack system consists…read more

A Few Well-Chosen Accessories Can Reinvent a Whole Lot of Pallet Rack

Shelving options and more open up a world of storage possibilities… While basic pallet racking consists simply of columns and beams there are a lot of affordable, easy to install, standard accessories for both structural and roll-formed selective pallet racking as well as cantilever racking that can help you easily customize and tailor your system…read more