How To Select The Right Teardrop Pallet Racks For Your Warehouse

There are several types of pallet racks to choose from, but teardrop pallet racks are typically considered the industry standard. The teardrop slot design is very simple and makes the pallet rack very secure. But even with this in mind, there are several ways in which you will need to customize your pallet rack so it can meet the needs of your warehouse.

Sizing Requirements

Measure how large the pallets will be. Then, you can order a pallet rack that will meet your needs. To determine the overall height, you must calculate the height of the load and pallet together. 

The size of the pallets you will need will be based on how large your product loads will be. How you should handle your products depends on whether a particular product moves quickly or slowly. Find out the width of your pallet load so you can determine the beam width as well. 


The dimensions of the pallets will also be based on the size of your warehouse. You will need to know what percentage of your warehouse you will be able to dedicate to pallet storage. Then, you will be able to determine the style of racking that will fit within the available space of your business.

Weight Capacity

The pallet rack must have the capacity to hold the weight of the pallets. Measure the typical weight of your pallets to make sure that the rack will be strong enough to support it. One of the advantages of the teardrop pallet rack is that the weight of the pallets will be placed on the bottom of the slot which is much smaller. This will keep the beams in place and keep the pallet rack upright.

Your Business Needs

You will need a pallet rack that is compatible with how your business retrieves items. For example, if items will usually be retrieved using a forklift, you will need a different type of pallet than if you will be retrieving items by hand. If you are still having a difficult time determining the type of rack you will need, look at the type of racks that are used in your industry.

Fortunately, when you are working with a teardrop pallet rack, you will be able to assemble it very quickly. Then, you won't have to wait very long before you can begin storing your merchandise. The rigidity of the pallet rack will reduce the risk of accidents as well.

For more information on a teardrop pallet rack, contact a company near you.