Conventional pallet racking is the most popular and convenient type among all types of pallet storage racks. No matter warehouses or supermarkets, normal temperature or frozen storage, indoor or outdoor, conventional pallet racking/shelving always provide easy accessibility to all products at all times.

Some Advantages:

  • Supports First In First Out (FIFO)
  • Clear aisles of 3 to 4.5 meters according to different reach trucks or forklifts
  • Storage utilization nearly 100%

Main components of a conventional pallet racking system

A complete conventional pallet racking usually includes upright frames, beams, wire decks/pallet supports, row spacers, footplates, and safety guards.

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Upright Frame

One upright frame includes two columns (also called upright or post), two base plates (also called footplate), two horizontal bracings, and one set of diagonal bracings. The quantity of diagonal bracing depends on the height of the upright frame. The higher the frame is, more diagonal bracings it needs. The most common upright is produced by Q235B flat coil stock steel through roll forming into an Omega shape. Two rows of holes are punched on the column at standard intervals so that the beam could be adjusted at a fixed distance.

There are holes usually at the distance of 50mm, 75mm, or 76.2mm (3 inches) on the upright column of the pallet rack. So the beam on the rack could be easily adjusted to different heights to accommodate various sizes of goods. This is convenient for a space that needs to store a wide variety of product sizes.


The beam is produced by Q235B flat coil stock steel through enclasping two pieces of ‘C’ shape roll formed steel together. Section of a completed beam looks like a ‘box’. So the beam is also called Box Beam. A pair of hooks are welded at the two ends of the beam. The beam is mounted onto the upright with hooks.

Wire Decking

Wire decking is commonly used as a safety measure on industrial pallet racking to prevent pallets or goods stored on them from falling through the racking. Wire decking is made by welding wire steel in a certain size of the mesh, and U-shaped channel supports (stiffeners) to support the load. Comparing with solid metal decking, wire mesh decking has its advantage of the waterfall. Although solid metal decking provides greater load capacity, wire mesh decking is more encouraged by fire inspectors because the sprinkler system can spray through the decking to levels below.

Row Spacer

Row spacer is used for two bays of racking units back to back. It is installed on two uprights back-to-back with bolts fixing, which gives the pallet racking more strength and steadiness. When the row of racking is against the wall, we use wall tie for the same function.

When should you choose it?

  • When you want totally free access to any pallet at any time
  • When you want to order picking at lower levels

When not to choose it?

  • When you want to make more use of the space of the warehouse
  • When you want to pick from more pallets besides lower levels

Why should you choose our iRacking conventional pallet racking system?

  • The pallet racking system complies with Australian AS4084-2012 and European FEM 10.2.02 regulations.
  • We provide one-stop service from system design to installation.
  • Purchasing from the manufacturer, you will get not only the quality-assured product, but also the cost-effective benefit.

Technical Specifications of Our Pallet Racking for Sale

Upright/Column Hole Pitch

Upright/Column Sections

Beam Sections

How much weight could a beam bear? Check our Beam Loading Capacity Chart.

Other Specifications:

Material: Robust Q235B hot-rolled steel

Production Process: Punching –> Rolling –> Welding –> Polishing –> Acid Washing –> Phosphating –> Powder Coating

Standard Color: Column RAL5010/RAL5015 Beam RAL2004

Other standard RAL colors are available.

Necessary Information for a Budget Price

  • Size of racking (L*W*H)
  • Levels of racking
  • Load capacity required for each level
  • Layout drawing of the warehouse (if you have it)

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