Optimize Your Warehouse Storage Space
Johnston Equipment offers a complete range of storage racking solutions designed to optimize your use of your warehouse space, improve storage and retrieval efficiencies. Our materials handling experts can help you determine the best pallet racking solution for your business; with single source responsibility for the design, manufacture and installation of your warehouse racking solution and even repair existing pallet rack in your facility.
Pallet Rack and Modular Storage Systems
From standard pallet rack to selective racking, push-back racking, cantilever rack and other specialty pallet racking systems, we offer a variety of industrial racking and storage solutions to maximize your space.
Mezzanines / Storage Platforms
Our high-quality mezzanines can transform your unused overhead warehouse space to improve workflow and productivity and provide your employees with the room they need to work efficiently.
Industrial Shelving and Pallet Shelf Units
Our materials handling experts can help you with the selection and installation of warehouse shelving, modular storage and mobile storage to help you store more in tight spaces.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pallet Racking?
Pallet Racking is a storage system designed to store materials that are supported on pallets. A Pallet Racking system allows you to maximize storage by utilizing the vertical space in your warehouse, rather than simply bulk-stacking pallets on the floor. There are multiple types of Pallet Racking systems, tailored to the specific needs of your industry and your available space.
How does Push-Back Racking work?
In Push-Back Rack design, pallets are loaded onto wheeled carts which ride on sloped rails. When loading, a forklift operator simply pushes the front pallet deeper into the lane, making room for the next pallet. When retrieving a pallet, a forklift operator removes the front pallet slowly, while the sloped rails ensure that the remaining carts move forward, for easy access when needed.
What is Push-Back Rack?
Push-Back Racking is an efficient, high-density storage solution that allows you to get the very most out of your available space. Each storage level in a push-back system holds a series of nested rolling carts, operating in a lane which slopes upward away from the pick face. Push-Back Racking can run anywhere between 2 to 6 pallets deep, making it the ideal racking system for FILO and/or high velocity applications.
What is Selective Rack?
The most traditional, cost-effective racking system, Selective Racking allows every pallet to have its own pick face, for easy selection and organization. By making every pallet immediately identifiable, Selective Racking works for both LIFO and FIFO applications with multiple SKUs. While Selective Racking is the fastest option when it comes to pick velocity, there are other racking options that utilize square footage more efficiently.
What is Narrow Aisle racking?
Narrow Aisle racking is a storage system designed specifically for aisles ranging between 8 - 10 feet in width. We also offer a Very Narrow Aisle racking system, designed for aisles approximately 6 feet wide. One advantage to Narrow Aisle racking is the reduction of forklift aisle space, freeing up space for additional storage. As traditional sit-down counterbalance requires a 12-14 foot aisle to right angle stack, Narrow Aisle racking makes use of stand-up reach trucks, leaving more space for efficient storage solutions.
What is Drive-In racking?
Drive-In Racking is a series of storage tunnels with angle rails on either side at multiple levels, to support the pallets. Lift trucks can drive into any given tunnel, to retrieve or put away pallets. This allows for the racking system to be up to 10 pallets deep. This high-density storage system is best for LIFO application and is the least expensive high cubic utilization option. This type of storage system is also available in Drive-thru racking with FIFO loading/unloading, however in this instance, additional bracing is required for stability.
What are the different types of racks available?
Pallet Racks may be constructed using roll formed steel components, structural steel components or a combination of the two. Roll-formed steel racking is the most cost-effective pallet rack system, where coils of sheet steel are punched and formed into unique frame post and beam profiles. Structural Component racking is priced higher than Roll Formed, however it is far more robust and less prone to damage, due to its sturdy channel construction. Finally, where a rack system consists of Roll Formed and Structural Steel Components, structural end-frames and roll-formed beams are used in combination. Whatever your needs, we have the solution for you.
What are the different kinds of racking systems?
There are various types of racking systems which can each be tailored to your specific needs and applications. These systems range from low to high density, from FIFO to LIFO, and everything in between. We regularly design storage systems from single selective racking, double-deep, drive-in, push-back, pallet flow, carton flow… whatever your space and your needs are, we’ll properly design the racking system to optimize every cubic foot of your warehouse.