Frequently Asked Questions about Rack
Roll form drive in pallet rack is the preferred storage rack for light duty and medium duty storage due to its boltless shelving design and lighter overall weight.
Structural drive in pallet rack is preferred for heavier loads when the storage density weighs 1,500 lbs. or more. Structural drive in rack is made from hot rolled c-channel structural steel. It uses additional hardware (nuts and bolts) for assembly. It is inherently heavier, stronger and can hold heavier loads than roll form rack. It is more impact resistant than roll form rack.
While roll form storage rack is the rack of choice for light duty and medium duty storage, structural rack is often the preferred solution for higher density applications. Structural racks are thicker and the heavier construction offers improved resistance to impact from forklifts entering and exiting the racks.
You should consider using structural drive in pallet racks:
- When heavier capacities (1,500 lbs or more per shelf) are being stored.
- When storing traditionally heavy and bulky items such as plywood, lumber, pipe, bar stock, steel sheets and coils, sheetrock, etc.
Due to its heavier weight, structural drive in rack costs more to ship than roll-form. Roll-form rack is less costly to ship because it's lighter than structural racks with the same dimensions.
Due to its heavier weight and nut and bolt connections, structural racking may take longer to install, which could effect cost. Roll-form drive in rack traditionally installs faster due to its bolt-less connection design, which allows for a fast and easy connection of the arms to the uprights.