Ridg-U-Rak leads the industry with a wide range of pallet rack and specialized storage rack systems for use in many applications. Our pallet rack storage is found in distribution centers, big-box retail outlets, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, order fulfillment locations, food processing plants and in many other capacities.
The diversity of storage rack solutions that Ridg-U-Rak can provide makes this possible. From three different column configurations of 100% selective pallet rack to high density storage rack and specialized systems like cantilever and wide span shelving, Ridg-U-Rak can provide an answer to your storage rack needs.
Pallet racks, high density and specialized storage, including cantilever racks, gravity racks, reel racks, drive-in racks and other rack types are used every day in industrial settings. Selecting the proper storage rack configuration for industrial locations and manufacturing facilities requires a detailed analysis of materials that need to be stored, including size specifications, special situations and storage cube space. Specifications include volume capacity, depth or length, width or diameter, and height.
Storage can be needed for raw materials, partially assembled components, completed pieces and manufacturing equipment.
Warehouse storage facilities are essential for most businesses, and the tasks they are utilized for include receiving, storage, order preparation/picking, shipping, inventory control and records storage. Selective pallet rack storage is the most common general storage rack system in use. High-density storage rack is used in warehouse settings for large volume SKU storage, limited storage cube space, order fulfillment and where the storage space is costly to maintain, such as a freezer/cooler set-up.
Large warehouse-like consumer retail locations often store product inventory directly on the sales floor in a variety of pallet and storage rack systems. Tear-Drop or slotted selective rack can be found for most items, while cantilever rack can be used for lumber and furniture applications and reel storage can be used on types of cable, wire and chain products.
A distribution center is a warehouse or other specialized building, often with high-density refrigeration storage, that is stocked with products that will be re-distributed to retailers, to wholesalers or directly to consumers. A distribution center can also be called a warehouse, a DC, a fulfillment center, a cross-dock facility or a package-handling center and can utilize many different configurations of pallet rack and storage rack, including pick module, wide-span and push-back storage.
Distribution centers are the foundation of retail supply networks. A single location will stock a large number of products for numerous retail facilities. Some organizations operate both retail distribution and direct-to-consumer order fulfillment out of a single facility, sharing space, equipment, labor resources and inventory.
A typical retail distribution network operates by having distribution centers set up throughout a commercial market region. Each center will then serve a number of stores. Suppliers will ship truckloads of products to the distribution center, which will then store the product until the retail location orders additional inventory.
Many retailers own and run their own distribution networks, while some smaller retailers outsource this function to logistics operations that coordinate the distribution of products for a number of companies.
Food Processing Facilities
Warehouses that keep food for wholesale distribution to retail outlets, restaurants, and any facility selling or distributing to consumers can use selective pallet rack and a combination of high-density storage rack options. The high cost of refrigerated storage and the high-volume turnover of product means that space needs to be used efficiently. Push-back, drive-in and gravity flow storage rack are very popular in this application, as are double deep pallet rack systems.
Tool & Die Storage
Ridg-U-Rak’s Stacker System with Integral Crane provides space efficiency and quick retrieval for die storage. Sub-assembly and work-in-progress storage
A variety of sizes of reel storage systems are available for this specialized type of storage in retail facilities, manufacturing and warehousing.
Specialized Storage Applications
Cantilever rack would be needed for pipe, tubing, bar stock, lumber, appliances, furniture and automotive recycling storage situations. Roll out shelving units can be used for office supplies and records, and in household or garage setting.