Welch Equipment provides material handling products and services to all types of customers across the Mountain West, including warehouse storage design, delivery, installation, parts and service. As one of the largest material handling companies in the Rocky Mountain region, we have the expertise and resources that others do not.
Pallet Racking & Industrial Shelving
Welch offers a full range of quality shelving, pallet racking and mezzanine options-including both new and pre-owned equipment. We offer top quality products at competitive rates. We also offer services like engineering, installation, customer safety inspection and project management. If you need a hand with racking or shelving, we are here to offer assistance!
Selective racking is the most broadly used type of warehouse storage today, and it’s what most people think of when they hear the term “pallet rack”. These racks consist of load beams mounted on uprights via bolts or teardrop connectors. Selective rack is made of either structural or roll formed steel, with the latter typically being less expensive and more versatile.
Standard selective rack options are usually designed as “single deep”, which means they have only one length of bays per row. Double deep racking options have rows the same height, but doubly wide, so they can receive two pallets per bay. Double deep setups are loaded from the front, making them a “first in/last out” configuration.
Depending on your load capacity and application, you may also wish to select different styles of pallet rack decking and accessories. Select from standard wire decking, solid steel or slotted/perforated steel depending on your specific use.
In addition to pallet racking, we offer a complete range of boltless shelving in light, medium and heavy duty options. This style of shelves is suitable for light industrial/shop use, shipping facilities, paper records, parts and dozens of other uses that need lighter weight support.
You can order decks as regular particle board, solid metal or wire decking. No bolts, nuts, screws or other small parts are necessary for setting up this product, so installation is simple. Add accessories like side panels, work tables, post caps, footplates or tie plates.
Pallet Flow Rack
Pallet flow racking is a high density alternative that applies a deep lane storage rack layout and a first in/first out pallet handling protocol. Pallet flow rack setups are quite often used for industries with an extensive stock of pallets of identical products.
Pallets are deposited from an aisle in the rear and unloaded from an aisle in the front. As pallets from the front are unloaded, the pallets behind move down an incline along skate wheels or roller belts. This type of configuration is oftentimes used in the beverage industry, or other operations that deal in heavy products with “first in/first out” requirements.
Carton Flow Rack
Carton flow rack consists of inclined shelving with a roller system, allowing for better product throughput and increased lane elasticity. Cases are loaded from the high side access and move down from the high end of the shelves toward the lower side as products are removed.
Push Back Rack
Push back storage racks are loaded from a front lane, and pallets move up sloped steel tracks on specially designed carts. As new pallets are loaded from the face of the racks, they push the pallets behind them up the incline.
Unlike flow racks, push back rack systems do not need a loading aisle behind them and can be designed for a higher capacity warehouse. However, since everything is loaded from the front, merchandise treatment is handled on a “last in/first out” principle which is not acceptable for industries with perishable merchandise. Similar to pallet flow racks, push back racks are a good fit for larger quantities of identical merchandise.
Cantilever racks offer perfect storage for longer or oversized products (pipe, PVC, lumber, sheet metal, etc). Cantilever racking consists of arms fastened to a beam on a single end. These structural arms can be configured to receive different products and lengths, and the aisle side provides free access to lift trucks.
Drive In Rack
Drive-in racking is used for high density industrial operations where large volumes of identical items are aggregated and stored together. Drive-in pallet racking is appropriate for operations where entire bays of pallets get transferred all at once.
Bays are normally a column of four pallets. Drive-in racks are constructed with beams at the top so that forklifts can be maneuvered in and out. Pallets are seated on twin tracks stationed on the uprights on each side of the column.
These racking designs enable the forklift driver to advance as many as four pallet lengths into the column, set the product in the right place and then back out.
Because drive-in racks are loaded from the front, management of inventory is in a “first-in/last-out” order.
Pallet Rack Near Me
If you have questions about storage products or system design in the Salt Lake City area, talk to a material handling expert at Welch Equipment today! Give us a call at (303) 394-6742 to get in touch with our Allied Products Division.
Welch Equipment Company
2181 South 3200 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Serving Alta, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Grantsville, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, Ophir, Riverton, Rush Valley, Salt Lake City, Sandy, South Jordan, South Salt Lake, Stockton, Taylorsville, Tooele, Vernon, Wendover, West Jordan, West Valley City