1 November 2019

Selective Pallet Racking Components Glossary

Industrial Racking is an ideal storage solution for almost any warehouse. In order to understand if it is the best fit for your warehouse, below is a coverage the basic parts of a pallet racking system. Refer to the below diagrams for the explanation of Selective Pallet Racking Components.

Pallet Racking Components


A pallet racking upright frame consists of horizontal and diagonal bracing that is bolted between two posts. Racking beams are then connected to the posts to hold the load on the beam in place. The columns come in a variety of heights and depths to suit any warehouse, find our standard range of frame heights and depths here. Frames are generally either in a Standard Brace or X-Brace pattern. Varying the brace pattern affects the load bearing capacity of the frame.
Standard Brace Selective Pallet Racking Frame
X-Brace Selective Pallet Racking Frame


The beam of a racking structure is a horizontal part which has a role of holding the load placed in the racking. The securing of the beams to the frames are with the use of a beam clip. Pallet Rack Beams are available in a variety of lengths and profiles, view our standard range here.
Pallet Racking Beam


Shelving can be installed with the Pallet Racking, shelves are available in either timber, mesh decking or pallet support bars.

Load Signs

At the conclusion of a pallet racking installation it is a requirement that the racking supplier fits the racking structure with Safe Working Load Limit Signs. The Safe Working Load Limit signs should include:

Safe working load limit for each beam level,
Total safe working load limit for each pallet racking bay,
Racking supplier's name, logo, and installation date, and
The maximum distance from base plate level to the first beam level, as well as the maximum distance between subsequent beam levels.
Safe Working Load (SWL) Limit Signs

Leave a Reply

Contact Us

Case Studies Contact Form

Abbott Storage Systems

At Abbott Storage Systems we have a long history in the warehousing and storage industry. A strong focus is on ‘Delivering Trusted Solutions’ according to our tagline. We have become a trusted brand in the storage industry as a result. So to this end, we ensure that each storage solution is tailored to every individual clients’ specific needs. As well as, focusing on the need for increased safety, productivity and efficiency. Our achievements are built on our experience in the industry. We design and manage entire storage fit outs.
Payment Types Accepted
Mastercard, Visa, Direct Debit, PayPal, Amex
Abbott Storage Systems
17 reviews
what our clients say
rating 4.65 / 5
Smarrt Supporter RRT Logo
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram