Basic Warehouse Storage Solutions Questions

Your business has taken off and you now feel to expand your warehouse or go for a new warehouse. Do you have any questions? Naturally you do.

How large should the warehouse be? What kind of storage solutions do I need? How do I get it delivered and installed on time? Is there a pre-check? What kind of warehouse processes and procedures must I follow?

We’ve put together a set of frequently-asked questions and have provided answers to those. Should you need any more help, our storage experts are standing by to assist you in every possible way.

How high can pallet racking go?

The height of the racking system depends on the material handling equipment reach capacity.

What is the bay in a racking system?

A single rack with multiple loading levels is considered as one bay in a racking system.

How can I choose the appropriate SILVER LINING racking?

Selection of racking systems is determined by various parameters, such as warehouse KPIs, space availability, SKUs specification, operations suitability, selectivity and stock rotation targets. SILVER LINING Storage experts are fully-equipped do the free consultation and detailed analysis to answer all your queries.

What is UDL (Uniformed Distributed Load) and Point Load?

In UDL system, the total material load is spread evenly across the entire area. (Totes, Bins)
In Point Load, the total weight is concentrated on specific points in the area. (Pallet legs)

How much weight can a pallet rack hold?

Every pallet rack is customized as per customer requirements. At one loading level, it can take up to 4 tons. Check the feasibility for your operations with SILVER LINING Storage experts.

What types of decking options are available in racking and shelving?

SILVER LINING Storage offers a wide range of decking options, like MS solid panels, perforated panels, punched panels, GI mesh decking, MDF decks, etc.

Is it possible to store cartons, bins and pallets in the same racking system?

Yes, it is possible. As explained earlier, hybrid storage system can be designed and installed.

Do seismic zones require specially designed racking?

Yes, seismic zones play a crucial role in warehousing. Different zones require different tolerances and racking design. If your warehouse lies within a high seismic zone, check with SILVER LINING Storage experts for more details specific to your project location.

How can I know the permitted weight in a racking system?

Every SILVER LINING Storage racking system is designed to take a specific load. You can check the same in the initial blueprint provided by us or in the load capacity signage boards. In case of non-availability or any mislaying of these, please confirm the weight with SILVER LINING Storage.

What is the aisle requirement for a standard SILVER LINING pallet racking system?

Aisle requirement is determined by material handling equipment and SKU size. (Assumption: Standard Euro pallet)
Stacker: 2.8 to 3.0 mt.
Reach Truck: 3.0 to 3.4 Mt.
Double Deep Reach Truck: 3.2 to 3.6 mt.
Fork Lift Truck: 3.2 mt. to 4.5 mt.
Articulated Truck: 2.0 mt to 2.4 mt.
VNA: 1.8 mt. to 2.4 mt.

What is the importance of concrete floor slab with respect to storage racks?

Racking base plates exert tremendous pressure on the floor below. A concrete floor can absorb this pressure. Care should be taken that the constructed floor can bear racking and material weight, and is also strong enough to anchor the storage racks.

What storage system is recommended for greater storage capacity?

For palletised loads, you can use SILVER LINING Storage’s Drive In Racking or Shuttle Racking System. For smaller size SKUs/ items, you can select SILVER LINING’s multi-tier system. You can also have hybrid system of pallet racking and shelving for optimum storage and operations. For the best solution, get in touch with SILVER LINING Storage experts.

How long does pallet racking installation take? Will it disrupt my on-going operations?

SILVER LINING offers one of the fastest installation services in the industry. The exact time can be calculated upon understanding the actual size of the project and your on-going operations.
Before commencing installation, SILVER LINING project management experts will provide a project execution chart that has been created in collaboration with the customer’s needs. We try and ensure minimum disruption in on-going warehouse or manufacturing operations.

How can I make the best use of vertical space in my warehouse with different racking options?

SILVER LINING Storage’s customized solutions in pallet racking and shelving such as multi-tier system enables you to use most of the height available in your warehouse and the Maximum Fork Height (MFH) of your material handling equipment.

How much do pallet racking/storage solutions cost?

The prices vary depending upon the exact solution offered to our customers. Every project is customized to best suit the customer storage and operational requirements, hence, it is difficulty to arrive at the standard price. Contact SILVER LINING Storage experts for an accurate estimate.

How does racking inspection help my warehouse operations?

Regular racking inspection helps identify components which need to be repaired or replaced. It gives a detailed report of rack or shelf damage and fitment issues. It is an excellent way to identify any safety breach and prevent accidents.

How frequently should I get my storage racks inspected?

Your warehouse should conduct rack inspection every 4 to 6 months. In case you notice any physical damage, the rack material should be unloaded and discarded immediately. Report the incident to racking system suppler.

Is racking inspection a legal requirement?

No, it is not. However, it is advised to get your racks inspected regularly for safe and better warehouse operations.

Warehouse Racking System Design and Layout

At SILVER LINING Storage, we have spent years perfecting the business of warehouse racking design and operational layout. Our experts will help you with any concerns or questions that you may have with your warehouse racking design or warehouse operational layout.

Right from coming up with a customised warehouse racking plan, to brainstorming with you on the optimum warehouse layout for your operations, we have the in-house expertise to be your partner in all major activities.

We’ve put together a few frequently asked questions to get you started. Read through them and feel free to contact us for any further clarifications that you may have.

How can I choose the appropriate racking system for my specific requirements?

Selection of racking systems is determined by various parameters, such as your warehouse KPIs, space availability, SKUs specifications, operational aspects, selectivity and stock rotation targets. SILVER LINING Storage experts have answers to all your queries with customized racking design solutions.

How high can pallet racking go?

Theoretically there is no limit to pallet racking height. It depends mainly upon the lift truck’s capability.

How much weight can a pallet rack hold?

Every pallet rack is customized as per customer requirements. At one loading level, it can take up to 4 tons. Check the feasibility for your operations with SILVER LINING Storage sales consultants.

What types of decking options are available in racking and shelving?

SILVER LINING Storage offers a wide range of decking options, like MS solid panels, perforated panels, punched panels, GI mesh decking, MDF decks, etc.

How can I make the best use of vertical space in my warehouse with racking options?

SILVER LINING Storage’s customized solutions in pallet racking and shelving such as multi-tier racking system enables you to use most of the height available in your warehouse and the Maximum Fork Height (MFH) of your material handling equipment. For your specific requirements, pls get in touch with our sales consultants.

What storage system is recommended for greater storage capacity?

For palletised loads, you can use SILVER LINING Storage’s Drive In or Shuttle System. For smaller size SKUs/ items, you can select SILVER LINING’s multi-tier system. You can also have hybrid system of pallet racking and shelving for optimum storage and operations. For the best solution, get in touch with our sales consultants.

Is it possible to have less aisle space in my warehouse?

Yes, certainly. You can choose MHE with operates in less aisle space. Allow a SILVER LINING Storage sales consultant to guide you on this. Aisle requirement for different MHEs is given below for your ready reference. (Assumption: Standard Euro pallet)
Stacker: 2.8 to 3.0 mt.
Reach Truck: 3.0 to 3.4 Mt.
Double Deep Reach Truck: 3.2 to 3.6 mt.
Fork Lift Truck: 3.2 mt. to 4.5 mt.
Articulated Truck: 2.0 mt to 2.4 mt.
VNA: 1.8 mt. to 2.4 mt.

Choosing SILVER LINING Industrial racking systems

Now that you have decided to install an industrial racking or shelving system in your warehouse, the question is which. SILVER LINING Storage offers India’s best industrial shelving units, customised to your needs.

Don’t rely only on our word. Check out our website and see for yourself. And if you have any queries, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions and their answers right here for you to check. Right from the procurement, to the cost, to installation and options available, all the details are here.

If you have any more concerns, our storage solution experts are standing by to assist your every need.

Why should I choose a SILVER LINING racking system?

Customized racking solutions from SILVER LINING will offer you maximum utilisation of your warehouse storage area while meeting your operational requirements. Our direct sales team and project associates guide customers through the consultative sales process to arrive at the best warehouse storage solution for their operational needs and budget. Our racking solutions will increase visibility and accuracy of your stock, help in excellent stock rotation, perfect order fulfilments and overall, ensure high efficiency and productivity in your warehouse management.

Are SILVER LINING racks modular in structure and can they be dismantled and reinstalled?

Yes, SILVER LINING racks are fully adaptable. You have the flexibility of changing the configuration and shifting racks at any time depending on your requirement.

How can I choose the appropriate SILVER LINING racking?

Selection of racking systems is determined by various parameters, such as space availability, SKUs specification, operation suitability, selectivity and stock rotation requirements. SILVER LINING Storage experts are ready to answers to all your queries.

What types of decking options are available in racking and shelving?

SILVER LINING Storage offers a wide range of decking options, like MS solid panels, perforated panels, punched panels, GI mesh decking, MDF decks, etc.

How long will it take for pallet racking supply and installation?

Supply and installation of a pallet racking system comprising 5000 pallet positions in a non-seismic zone usually takes 4 to 6 weeks. The exact plan can be shared after we receive actual on-site data.

How much do pallet racking/storage solutions cost?

The prices vary depending upon the exact storage solution offered to our customers. The final cost will take into account factors, such as pallet dimension and weight, bay load, number of levels per bay, clear height, aisle space, accessories etc. Contact SILVER LINING Storage experts for an accurate estimate for your customized project.

Warehouse Pallet Racking Installation

Warehouse racking installation is the job for an expert. And we have spent years perfecting this business by helping our customers with all their pallet racking installation needs.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding pallet racking installation, we are the right people to talk to. Our experts are standing by always ready to help you with any issue that you might face during your warehouse pallet racking installation. We’ve put together a few frequently asked questions to get you started. Read through them and feel free to contact us for any need that you may have.

Are SILVER LINING racks modular and can they be dismantled and reinstalled?

Yes, with SILVER LINING racks, you have the flexibility of shifting racks and changing the configuration at any time depending on your requirement.

How long will it take for pallet racking supply and installation?

SILVER LINING storage offers one of the fastest installations services. Before commencing installation, SILVER LINING experts will provide a project execution chart that has been created in collaboration with the customer’s needs. We try and ensure minimum disruption in on-going warehouse operations.
Supply and installation of a pallet racking system comprising 5000 pallet locations in a non-seismic zone usually takes 5 to 6 weeks. The exact time plan can be calculated upon understanding your on-going operations and the size of the actual project.

Do pallet racking/ storage racks need to be bolted to the floor?

Yes, it needs to be fastened to the ground.

Do all holes in base plate require anchors?

Anchoring two holes suffices normally, but, some load designs require four anchors or more.

What task do beam locking pins fulfil?

Beam locking pins are necessary to any storage rack installation. They prevent the beam from accidental dislodging of its slots during the loading / unloading process. While it is not a load carrying member, it fastens the beam to the storage rack and prevents separation or collapse in case of an accidental strike by the pallet or MHE.

Why is it necessary to have load signage/ plaques?

Load signage is required to convey about load-bearing capacity of each racking system. It is critical from an operator’s and safety point of view and helps identify load capacity and the right loading conditions.

Can I change/ reconfigure beam levels in a bay?

Yes, you can, but only after it has been checked by the system supplier. Before reconfiguring beams, you need to ensure that the loads are under permissible units. To make changes to the 1st level, please contact racking supplier for feasibility.

What is the importance of concrete floor slab with respect to storage racks?

Racking base plates exert tremendous pressure on the floor below. A concrete floor can absorb this pressure. Care should be taken that the constructed floor can bear racking and material weight, and is also strong enough to fasten the racks.

How can I know the permitted weight in a racking system?

Every SILVER LINING is designed to take a specific load. You can check the same in the initial blueprint provided by us or in the load capacity signage boards. In case of non-availability or any mislaying of these, please confirm the weight with SILVER LINING Storage.

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