In the distribution center, Tier-Rack portable stacking DC racks save space, time and money. Since our distribution center racks are portable, they can be easily moved to allow you to reconfigure your storage space anytime your needs change. A number of warehouse distribution center managers have said that they were skeptical about portable DC racking at first, but that once they tried our stack racks they became sold on the concept and would never use anything else.
How does our DC rack benefit our customers? One advantage mentioned is the ability of Tier-Rack® stacking racks to bulk store items. For seasonal merchandise that needs to be stored for a few months, the ability to fill an area with racks stacked up to five racks high and with few (or no) aisles means that a tremendous amount of product can be stored in a small amount of space. Another advantage of using Tier-Rack® portable racks is the ability to load incoming product directly on the stack racks. Once loaded, the distribution center racks can be moved by forklift trucks to the storage area and stacked for storage. This saves manpower and handling time, and often reduces the need for wooden pallets in the operation.
Tier-Rack stacking racks are designed to meet the specifications of your distribution facilities. Whether you are storing items that weigh 1,000 pounds per pallet position or 6,000 pounds per pallet position, we will engineer a rack that will safely hold your load. Your handling needs are also considered during the design phase. Do you need to pick up the racks from all four sides, or just from the front and back? Do you need decking on the rack, or will you be loading only full pallet loads into the rack? Will you need more than one post height, or are all of your loads of a uniform height? Your answers to these and other questions will help us provide a rack that will meet your operational needs for years to come in your logistics center.
In some instances, additional labor savings can be realized by moving two loaded distribution center racks at the same time. Please be sure to let us know if you wish to carry two loaded stack racks at the same time so we can engineer the racks to safely handle the additional live load.