For any warehouse of any industry, pallet racks are integral to the success and efficiency of a business. Used to keep products and materials organized, a proper pallet rack will allow you to optimally store items safely and securely. Meanwhile, a damaged pallet rack reduces the amount of storage space with the added danger of putting your employees and products at risk of injury or damage.
At Indoff, we help businesses in the US, Mexico, and Canada maximize their production and increase efficiency by providing high-quality pallet rack services. Contact us online or call (828) 483-6402 to learn more.
When to Repair vs. When to Replace
While pallet racks are built to withstand heavy loads and normal wear and tear, a common damage repair is forklift impact to the front columns of a rack. Whenever this happens, it’s important to assess the damage to determine whether a repair or a replacement is needed. If a minor dent occurs, causing the column to bend slightly, a repair is a simple solution. However, if the bowing or bending of a column is extreme or you’ve experienced a recent rack collapse, you may want to consider a replacement.
What Does the Installation Process Look Like?
A pallet rack repair is a cost and time-efficient solution to keeping your warehouse safe. You can limit business disruptions and inventory unloading by using a pallet rack repair kit, which includes using a lifting jack to stabilize the rack while the damage is removed. Other steps include:
Measuring the Damaged Site
The first step of the repair process is assessing the damage. By measuring the damaged site, the repairman can gather the necessary information to obtain the right-sized materials for the repair.
Removing the Anchors
Once the measurements are determined, the repairmen will remove the anchors or bolts from the pallet rack.
Supporting the Pallet Rack
Now that the damaged column’s anchors have been removed, your pallet rack needs additional support. This is where a lifting jack comes into play as it takes on the weight of the damaged column to keep all the inventory on the upper shelves from falling. This keeps you, your employees, your product, and the repairman safe as the damage is being repaired.
Removing the Damage
From here, the measured damage will be cut out using a reciprocating saw.
Install New Columns or Frames
We use the WorldRev Column and Frame Repair Kits for high-quality repairs that meet the highest engineering standards in the industry. With the right measurements, they slide right into place, remeasured and leveled, before being bolted down. In the end, your pallet rack is as good as new!
Keep Your Warehouses Safe with Quality Pallet Rack Repairs
If you’re looking to get your business’ pallet racks repaired, look no further than Indoff. Our team can come to your warehouse to assess the damage and provide the necessary pallet rack services that meet your business’ needs. Contact us online or call (828) 483-6402 to get a quote today!