Roll Out Pallet Shelves Speed Up Production

Roll Out Racks, or roll out pallet shelves, respond to your requirements by increasing execution speed all the while optimizing space and safety. Your inventory is a crucial element in the production process, and its importance is paramount.

Roll Out Pallet Shelves are designed to store raw material and small parts. They are made of thick gauge steel and heavy-duty rollers. As a result, Roll Out Pallet Shelves are extremely durable, withstand the harshest environments, and deliver easy access to materials, greatly facilitating material gathering and inventory management.

There are two models of Roll Out Pallet Racks:

  • Roll Out Pallets Rack Mounted
  • Roll Out Pallets Floor Mounted


Roll Out Pallets Rack Mounted

Capacity: 1000 LBS UDL

The following illustration shows how to retrofit an existing pallet storage bay with rack mounted roll out pallet storage:

Installation of roll out pallets shelves is easy and does not require any expert knowledge or tools. It is a modular design with many sizes and surface options. The bearings are all enclosed for smooth operation. The shelves are lightweight for ease of installation and reduced impact on the pallet racking structure. Installing the shelves reduces strain on manual picking and speeds up the production process.

Roll Out Pallets Floor Mounted

Capacity: 3000 LBS UDL

Hand picking is now made easier with the Roll Out Pallet installed directly on the floor and sliding the material out of the rack. Safe and efficient, they roll on tracks installed on the floor so no one can take them out of the place. Made out of thick steel and heavy duty rollers, they withstand the harshest environments.

The standard brake system securely holds the Roll Out Pallet in place when the lift truck is loading it. No more dangerous handling. Additionally, since you no longer need to crawl under to access your material, you can gain the extra space by lowering first level of beams.


In summary, Roll Out Pallet Shelves keep your employees safe and speeds up your production process. For more information, please contact us.


5 Advantages of Bolted Upright Pallet Racking over Welded

bolted-pallet-racking-frameThe North American material handling and pallet racking industry has dubiously accepted that welded pallet racking uprights or frames are superior to bolted upright frames. So then why have European material handling professionals been building upright frames with nuts and bolts for years.

After all, we are in constant contact with bolted structures; buildings, bridges and so on. Even some of the material handling storage products we build are nut and bolt structures, including mezzanines and cantilever systems.

I believe they are both good products that will store what you need. But, I do think that bolted upright frames do have an edge on the welded frames. Let’s take a closer look at the 5 benefits of bolted pallet racking frames:

Lower Manufacturing Costs

Bolted uprights tend to have lower manufacturing costs over roll-formed pallet racking uprights. This is due to the absence of welding costs. While the manufacture of the major components of the upright is much the same between bolted and welded uprights, welding adds more labor costs that are passed on to the customer. 

Economical Repairs

Repairing bolted frame racking is simple and economical. The damaged piece can be singled out, removed and replaced with ease. Repairs of welded frame racking require cutting, grinding, welding and painting which can be timely and come at a higher cost. Additionally, welded frame repairs are more difficult to determine the effectiveness of the repair, specifically the welded joint. Engineers have a very difficult time approving this type of repair and subsequent effectiveness. This could become a liability issue.

Better Seismic Responses

Like the buildings and bridges, bolted frames can flex and give during a seismic event. Welded frame uprights tend to be more rigid and can even break under the pressure. I suppose that high levels of seismic proportion is detrimental to all racking, however, bolted racking frames definitely provide less rigidity and provide forgiveness during seismic occurrences. Welded racking frames are not as forgiving and more susceptible to breaking and shearing during seismic events.

Another common myth associated with bolted pallet racking frame is the bolts will become loose. Not true, lock nuts hold tight.

Pallet Racking Customization

Bolted upright frames are much easier for customization. It is both easy and cost-effective. The adjustable bolted bracing can be moved to several locations along the uprights to permit the cutting of the columns to accommodate various heights. Customization of welded racking involves a process similar to racking repairs. Braces are cut and removed, the column is cut down and then re-welded together again. You could imagine the difficulty engineers would have to approve such a method of customizing your re-configuration. There are certainly limitations on the level of customization of welded frame uprights.

Lower Shipping Costs

Lastly,  welded frame uprights are shipped from the manufacturer final assembled form meaning shipping of the uprights requires much more space than a disassembled bolted frame upright. Bolted upright frames are much more compact and therefore transport at a far cheaper cost. This more efficient use of transportation can add up to considerable shipping costs.


Take advantage of Cantilever Racking

cantilever-racking-05Cantilever racks are the perfect storage system for storing materials and product that are unusual in size, dimension and difficult to store in conventional storage products such as pallet racking and industrial shelving. Cantilever racking is ideal for for longer, unusual sized products. In some cases, industrial shelving and even pallet racking is not a suitable storage medium for such unusually sized product such as:

  • long bars and rounds
  • angle iron and channels
  • lumber
  • pvc and metal piping
  • sheet metal

and even appliances and flooring. Following are a few ways Cantilever racking can help improve your storage of irregular sized products.

When Industrial Shelving Does Not Work

The adaptable and flexible engineering design of cantilever racking allows for the storage of longer and irregular sized products such as long bars, angle iron, lumber, pvc and metal piping, and even packaged appliances and furniture. These types of product have been extremely cumbersome to store using more traditional methods of industrial shelving cantilever-racking-03and pallet rack systems. Cantilever racking offers an open design that allows fork lift trucks to easily access the product. The considerable length of cantilever racks is ideal for any long and thin shaped product. It also accommodates those larger packaged product that need to be kept off the warehouse floor.

Easy Access and Reconfiguration flexibility

Cantilever racking design is comprised of two basic components; uprights and arms. The combination and configurations of these two components provides an “open” storage design which allows for much easier access to products with forklifts. Cantilever arms can be adjusted to provide a custom fit for product storage. It can be arranged in either single or double-sided cantilever racking, either back to back forming aisles or placed against a wall. These utilize a common center column with arms providing the actual shelf levels for storing product.

Save Money and Time

cantilever-rackingCantilever racking is easy to install and reconfigure to meet your storage requirements. This design allows for easier product storage and material handling, enabling workers to move product quickly and load on the rack far more easily than with other types of product storage racking  or shelving. Cantilever racking reduces product handling times,  improving productivity as stock is far more accessible than traditional storage methods.

Rack System Inc., will make a free on-site visit, assessment and quotation for your Cantilever Racking system requirements. Rack Systems Inc. designs, supplies and installs Cantilever Racking systems in the GTA and Southern Ontario.

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Why a Cogan Mezzanine?

Save Money and Help the Environment

Increase your warehouse capacity, better the environment, and put money back in your pocket. Not only is a Cogan structural mezzanine much less expensive than new construction or relocation, it is also a much more sustainable expansion alternative. Cogan structural mezzanines fit within your existing building structure, meaning;

  • no additional heating
  • no ventilation or electrical costs
  • double the usable work space in your facility
  • eliminate waste and reduce your carbon footprint

Floor Space Maximized

A general misconception from warehouse managers is that they don’t have enough floor space; you have way more than you realize. Installing awarehouse mezzanine mezzanine will transform vacant overhead space into a profitable work and storage area. Think vertically; harness a wealth of underutilized space by adding a second and perhaps a third floor within your existing warehouse facility. Install a Cogan structural mezzanine and make your space work for you.

Lifetime Structural Warranty

When you purchase a Cogan structural mezzanine, you are purchasing a lifetime of support. Over 100 years of experience goes into every structural mezzanine made. Cogan engineers and designers understand what it takes to engineer, design and manufacture for the long-term investment. This passion for longevity fuels the process and drives their commitment toward continual quality and improvement. Customer satisfaction is more than just Cogan’s goal, it’s their very tradition – a tradition they have maintained for over 100 years. So when they guarantee the structural integrity of mezzanines for life, they mean it.

Best in Class Engineering

mezzanines-03Cogan’s team of expert engineers is the class of the structural mezzanine industry. They have no peers when it comes to building structural mezzanines. Their superior training and attention to every detail translate into a stress-free experience for every project. No matter the application, Cogan will build your mezzanine to meet the exact code requirements and safety regulations in your region. Whether you need basic plans or a city permit, Cogan engineering service packages will support every phase of the structural mezzanine project.

Think it, Cogan can build it

With over 100 years of experience, there is no mezzanine project Cogan haven’t seen. If you can think it, they can build it. Use a mezzanine to boost efficiency in your parts department, stock room, locker room, office, retail store, sports facility, or on your production floor. Faster than you ever imagine possible, Cogan will build an industrial strength mezzanine around the existing layout of your facility, matching its exact height, area and load requirements. Where you see ceiling space, Cogan sees storage and work flow possibilities.

Rack Systems Inc. is an exclusive dealer of Cogan Mezzanines in Southern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga and Hamilton regions