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Welded Rack Repairs vs Rack Repair Kit – Why It’s a No Contest Battle Pallet rack damage that is determined significant enough to compromise the integrity of the system requires repair… that is something we can all agree upon. We should also agree that when it comes to the actual pallet rack repair there is…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

Need More Capacity? “Push-Back” on the Idea of Expansion

Push-back storage rack is a go-to solution for medium to high-density storage needs. Typically designed to store pallets from 2 to 6 deep, push-back more than doubles storage capacity over standard selective rack… all within a condensed footprint which may just save the need for a major warehouse expansion. Three major pluses to push-back are: Increased…read more

Weighing the Options for Selective Pallet Rack Depth

The Pros & Cons of Using 42” vs. 48” Deep Uprights… with Standard 48”x 40” Pallets Industry experts agree that selective racking is the most common type of pallet racking.  It’s relatively simple in form and versatile enough to be used across a variety of storage applications.  The main components of selective pallet rack are…read more

Pallet Rack Frame Bracing: To Weld or To Bolt… That is the Question

At Apex Warehouse Systems we design and integrate both bolted and welded pallet rack frames in our storage rack systems. Sometimes we are asked if we prefer one design type over the other and the answer is (as is common in warehousing system design)… “Well, that depends.”  And most often, the answer comes down to…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

Sloped & Cant-Leg, Offset or Set-Back… Are these Pallet Rack Frames the Same?

…And Which Should I Choose? If you’re familiar with pallet rack storage solutions, you’ve likely heard of the sloped leg and cant leg frame, or maybe the offset or set-back frame design… confused yet? We hear you…. even the industry veterans use these terms interchangeably, and yet, these terms actually describe two unique pallet rack…read more

Increasing Order Picking Efficiencies… One Layer at a Time

How the right layer picking system can revolutionize your order fulfillment: Layer picking is a method of order selection used in high volume staging or mixing centers that allows for full layers of cases to be picked in one single pick from a pallet using a clamp or suction attachment device. Layer picking applications have…read more