Pallet Racking Dimensions:How to Custom Your Pallet Rack

Before Starting a Warehouse Pallet Racking System,ensure pallet racking dimensions with our clients is essential. It is improtant to keep the workplace and product safety. When you manager a warehouse,maneuvering forklifts and trucks through your space in a aisle room is normal. So the pallet dimensions is the key of setting efficient warehouse equipment.

What is the pallet dimensions means

When planning a pallet racking system, understanding pallet racking dimensions is crucial for optimizing your storage capacity and streamlining operations. The standard pallet like the following sheet, but this can vary depending on your inventory. After determining your inventory weight and pallets capacity, you can calculate the pallet rack upright height and thickness and the depth of your system. Always remeber to consider the height your forklift can manoeuvre before selecting your racking heights.

Product Capacity
Light Duty Rack less than 300 KG
Medium Duty Rack 300-800KG
Heavy Duty Rack More than 800KG(1-6t)

Different Type of Pallet Racking Sizes

Selective Pallet Racking:

Selective pallet racking is the most common and versatile storage solution in warehouses worldwide. Let’s break down its key dimensions:

Upright frame heights Typically range from 10 to 40 feet
Beam lengths Usually between 8 to 12 feet
Bay widths Commonly 8 to 12 feet
Aisle widths Generally 10 to 12 feet for standard forklifts

Drive-In Racking

Drive-in racking offers high-density storage for large quantities of similar products. Key dimensional considerations include:

Lane depth Can extend up to 30-40 feet
Entry clearance Typically 6 inches wider than the widest load
Vertical clearance Usually 6 inches above the highest load
Rail spacing Determined by pallet width plus 4-6 inches

Cantilever Racking

Ideal for long or irregularly shaped items, cantilever racking has unique dimensional aspects:

Elaborate on how cantilever racking dimensions can be tailored for specific products like lumber, pipes, or furniture.

Column heights Range from 10 to 20 feet or more
Arm lengths Typically 24 to 72 inches
Arm spacing Customizable, often 24 to 48 inches apart vertically
Base depth Usually 24 to 48 inches

Carton Flow Rack:

Carton flow racks enhance pick efficiency for smaller items. Key dimensions include:

Explain how carton flow rack dimensions contribute to FIFO (First-In-First-Out) inventory management and improved picking speeds.

Lane widths Typically 9 to 36 inches
Depth Can range from 4 to 16 feet
Slope Usually 3/8 inch to 5/8 inch per foot

How to Custom Heavy Duty Racking

Upright:The Heavy duty racks are made of cold roller steel through flattening, automatic rolling mill, punching, and then cut off according to the program design height. Strip steel commonly used thickness of 1.5mm and 1.8mm, sometimes also use 2.0mm, according to each layer of the load and the overall load to determine the selection of materials, the thicker, the larger the specifications, the unit price will be correspondingly increased.

Standard Upright Size Thickness Horizontal and diagonal braces Hole type Gasket,stable support column
108*85*1.2 CM
Customize Available Extra Accessories (disassembled) Diamond, Trapezoidal, Teardrop Depend on Upright Height

Box Beam

Type Standard Size Support Bar Height Standard Length
Box Beam(general thickness 1.2mm,1.5mm) 80*40mm(1t),
Set Per 500mm Standard Size:12m less than 3m


Safety Pin, placed between the two tabs, so that the beam is more stable, there are round and square type.

Base Protector, generally 300mm high, often made of 3mm thickness, there are 6mm, the conventional size of 100 * 100 * 300 * 3mm, used to protect the column, there are L-shaped L Type and U-shaped U Type,

L-shaped generally used in the shelves against the wall at the corner

U-shaped shelves used for the two ends and the channel.

Crush Barrier, generally 300/500mm high, 800-1000mm long, placed on the side of the column piece.

Row Spacer, generally 300mm long, when two shelves back to back, connecting the two columns, play a role in separating and connecting, so that the shelves are more stable.

Contact Our Team

For more information on any of Pallet Racking System, including our Selective Pallet Rack,Cantilever Rack,Drive-in Rack and Mezzanine floors, or to find out which of our products is ideal for your business space, contact our team today.

Abby Xu
Abby Xu

Welcome to my blog! I'm Abby Xu, with over 20 years of experience in warehouse and supermarket shelving sales. I've dedicated my career to optimizing storage and enhancing retail displays. Join me for insights and tips to streamline your operations and boost sales.

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