One of the biggest projects you’ll undertake in your warehouse is installing new pallet racks. Whether you are replacing old racks or installing a racking system for the first time, it’s a big job, but one that will be well worth it. We’ve installed thousands of pallet racks over the decades for businesses in the Chicago area and across the country, and all of that experience has taught us the easiest way to get the job done. Take some advice from our installation team and put these tips into action to make your pallet rack installation easier:
- Make a plan. It might seem easy enough to set up pallet racks, but going into the process without a plan will result in a lot more work for you in the long run. Our CAD team can create a floorplan of your warehouse with your new and existing equipment in place to create the most efficient space possible. This shows you exactly where everything should go, where it all fits, and prevents you from having to backtrack on setting up your new pallet racks.
- Buy quality pallet racking. There are tons of options for pallet racks out there, but they aren’t all made the same. Trying to save a few pennies on a cheaper pallet racking system can end up in disaster. Not only will you be facing repairs on your equipment more often, it will be much more difficult to set up. Quality pallet racking will make the setup process so much easier and well worth the investment in the long run.
- Prepare your space. Your pallet racking system should be one of the last things to go into your warehouse before your inventory. If you are setting up in a new build, make sure everything else is done to the space, including your fire safety system installed, heating and air conditioning set up, etc. That way your pallet racks won’t be in the way of other system and need to be moved. If you are setting up in an existing space, take the opportunity to clean your floor and the area around where the pallet racking will be setup.
- Hire a professional team. We’re not just saying this because we have an incredible installation team! This really can take so much of the stress off of your plate and allow you and your team to focus on other priorities. Hiring a professional installation team also ensures that your pallet racking system is set up securely and is ready for your product.
If you are ready to buy a new pallet rack system, get help with a layout, or have our installation experts come do the job for you, DAK Equipment & Engineering is here to help. We’re available in the Chicago area as well as nationwide to give you the service that you need in order to make your warehouse the most efficient system possible. Give us a call or contact us through our website for more information on pallet racking installation for your space!