We Sell New and Used Pallet Rack Mezzanines
Space issues such as expensive leased space, land cost at an all-time high, and construction may be scary factors to face when it comes time to look for a bigger space for your business. Call Pallet Rack Systems to see how you can maximize your current space with pallet rack mezzanine systems before taking on a big purchase of a new warehouse.
A pallet rack mezzanine system may be a great option for you because it uses height instead of valuable floor space. You can maintain movement through utilization of both the floor-level of your warehouse and the platform-level of the mezzanine maximizing available space. The three types of pallet rack mezzanines we offer are:
High Density Catwalk Mezzanine
A High-Density Shelving Mezzanine has many advantages including doubling your shelving size in the same area and effectively using space you already have. In this application (once filled), fast moving parts will be stored on the bottom with slower moving items stored up top. Steel shelving is an extremely effective means of storing medium sized parts or tools (generally up to 400# UDL). It allows quick visibility and a way to sort items.
A custom-built staircase and handrail system has been added for accessing the top space and ensuring safety. In a higher volume setting (optional), a larger landing with a “pallet drop” can be added so that employee can stage pallets upstairs and reduce walking up and down stairs. Russell Industries always takes in account when designing to determine dead loads (anything permanent) or live loads (pallet jacks, people). This particular design did not require a landing because the top only housed very slow-moving parts (but, still critical for the plant’s maintenance) and is rated at 250 # per SF to meet OSHA requirements.
Full Mat Mezzanines
Full mat mezzanine storage systems provide the features of both freestanding and catwalk mezzanine storage systems. They can be installed over existing workplace areas or shelving and come with an open second level.
Other benefits of multi-level storage platforms include:
This type of mezzanine storage system consists of walkways or aisles that are suspended from the first level of shelving, and in between, or adjacent to a second level of shelving rows, to allow access to the product stored on the second level. Both levels of shelving are configured the same. Catwalk mezzanines are less expensive to construct compared to alternative mezzanine solutions. Some popular applications for industrial catwalk mezzanines include: storage for small automotive parts, sheet metal, pipes and exhausts, tools, samples, archives, or any common-sized items.
Generally considered a fixture within the facility, freestanding mezzanine storage systems are supported by structural columns that are bolted to the floor, taking up minimal space. Free standing mezzanines are designed to maximize space under and above the mezzanine. Typically, they are designed to store more material “up” instead of “out”. They are quite durable and can be used for a wide variety of applications, including the addition of in-plant offices, the creation of additional work platforms, and additional storage options.
In situations where loading requirements or usual configurations are not considered important factors, this type of mezzanine proves the ideal solution. Free standing mezzanines offer great flexibility in setup, plus the ability to quickly restructure if ever needed.
Some of the benefits of using a pallet rack mezzanine system to maximize valuable floor space include:
A mezzanine rack may be the right solution for your business if you are looking to avoid moving your entire business to a new location. Your exclusive mezzanine design and quality controlled fabrication ensure a quick and easy installation with a minimal amount of labor.