Whether you're storing inventory or your company's own tools and equipment, a variety of solutions are available to meet your needs. Read on to learn about the latest introductions as well as a few oldies-but-goodies.
Building on the company's existing storage solutions, the Auto-Stak automated storage system can now be designed for storage of flexible materials, such as PVC trim, MDF, and composite decking. To support these materials and prevent deflection during storage and retrieval, Auto-Stak adds more rollers to the system. The Auto-Stak System is available in three configurations: double-sided; enclosed drive-through, rack-supported building; and single-sided. 800.313.6562. www.autostak.com.ydusvvzf
For back-office storage or for storing or displaying tools and other products, Rapid Rack Industries' Z-Beam storage rack with Gorilla Wrap laminate shelves is constructed with large adjustable shelves for bulky items. Concealed mounting keyholes and a powder-coat paint finish maintain a clean, rust-free look, the manufacturer says. No nuts and bolts are needed, so assembly is easy. 800.736.7225. www.rapidrack.com.
Designed to automatically load, store, and unload lumber, plywood, vinyl siding, MDF moldings, composite decking, metal roofing, and more, the Power Bin rack system eliminates the need to hand-load bins as well as unnecessary labor and handling of materials, and it keeps products organized while conserving warehouse space, says Sunbelt. The system incorporates pigeonhole bins equipped with heavy-duty rollers. A battery-operated loader deck accepts materials from a forklift or other material mover and automatically loads them into the bin in approximately one minute, the manufacturer says. All bins are hand-pickable and a catwalk provides accessibility to the top two rows. 800.353.0892. www.sunbeltracks.com.
Ideal for storage and retrieval of heavy tools or machinery, Extendo-Max100V Roll-Out shelves from Ridg-U-Rak have been enhanced for ease-of-operation with a “V” roller shelf-guide mechanism. The mechanism is rated for 3,000-pound capacity per shelf at full 100 percent extension. The Extendo-Max100V is available in six standard heights with up to four adjustable shelves. Shelves come in both 2,000- and 3,000-pound capacities and four standard sizes from 36 to 48 inches wide and 36 to 48 inches deep. 866.479.7225. www.ridgurak.com.
Hannibal Material Handling's Drive-In Racking System is available in both roll-formed and structural upright supports with a variety of structural rail options to meet the heaviest loading requirements, the manufacturer says. The company says the system requires fewer aisles and allows for increased pallet-storage density for applications with limited SKUs. A space saver arm design provides maximum storage levels available for the height of the system. 800.967.7009. www.hannibalindustries.com.
Krauter Storage Systems' steel-framed Composite Decking Pallet is designed for storage of flexible and difficult-to-store wood/plastic composite materials such as decking and trim. The pallet enables placement of composite products into a standard cantilever racking system in a dense vertical storage pattern while protecting the product, the manufacturer says. The Composite Decking Pallet comes in sizes to accommodate 8-, 10-, 12-, 14-, 16-, and 20-foot decking lengths. 317.542.0822. www.krauter-storage.com.
Cant-I-Beam rack systems from SpaceRak are designed for medium- to heavy-duty storage applications. Both columns and arms are constructed of I-beam sections. Arms are available in several angles of incline and are secured to columns with four bolts; arms can be adjusted vertically on 4-inch centers. Base members fasten to columns with six or eight bolts and are also constructed of I-beam. Columns offer load capacities up to 40,000 pounds per side and arms provide capacities up to 14,000 pounds. 810.364.7421. www.spacerak.net.