Which Pallet Rack Wire Decking is Right for You? When buying pallet rack wire decking, there are many options to choose from. Not only are there many wire decking manufacturers, but there are also several different configurations that each manufacturer offers. Depending on the use and storage need, you may end up with something that is not exactly what you are looking for if you don’t have a good understanding of some key terms. Next Level Pallet Rack Wire Decking comes in several standard configurations, as well as custom options for any need. Below is a guide of basic terms of pallet rack wire decking you will need to understand before buying. [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none” last=”no” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all”][fusion_title size=”2″]Pallet Rack Wire Decking Terms[/fusion_title][fusion_text] [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none” last=”no” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all”][fusion_text][accordian] [/fusion_text][fusion_toggle title=”Wire Gauge” open=”yes”] Wire gauge is simply a measure of how thick the wire is that makes up your pallet rack wire decking. As you would expect, thicker gauge wire is going to have a higher load capacity than thinner wire, but not all wire is created equal. Wire made from steel will likely be stronger & longer lasting, as well as require less maintenance than wire from made from many other metals, like aluminum, or even plastics.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_text][/fusion_accordion][accordian] [/fusion_text][fusion_toggle title=”Support Channels” open=”no”] Support channels are welded to the bottom of the pallet rack wire decking to provide additional strength. Common support channel options include Step/Standard, Flanged, and Inverted. Step/Standard support channels are a popular choice because they provide load bearing capacity in the most efficient way. These support channels fit into the steps in your pallet rack beams. Flanged support channels are very popular and commonly stocked due to their universal application. If your pallet rack has different beam styles – structural, selective, or box – then flanged support channels are great because they often fit any multiple style beams. Inverted support channels are a great option when there is a likelihood of debris getting into the support channels and appearance is important. Because the “valley” of an inverted support channel is face down, there is very little clean up or maintenance – even after long-term use. [/fusion_toggle][fusion_text][/fusion_accordion] [accordian] [/fusion_text][fusion_toggle title=”Edge Configuration” open=”no”] Waterfalls hang off of the ends of the wire decking to limit lateral movement and help secure the wire decking to the pallet rack beams. Standard waterfalls fall over the outer edge of the pallet rack beam, and this is a great solution for many applications. Where shelf appearance is a concern or labels are used, inside/flush waterfalls are often a good fit, providing added support and a clean look. Upturned waterfalls act as a backstop for items stored on the wire deck. Flush edges have no waterfall, meeting directly against the beam. This edge configuration is useful in environments where employees will be stacking, arranging, and grabbing items from the wire decking on a regular basis.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_text][/fusion_accordion][accordian] [/fusion_text][fusion_toggle title=”Grid pattern” open=”no”] The grid pattern is simply the distance between intersecting wire mesh. Typical grid patterns range from 2″ x 4″ to 2.5″ x 4.5″. Small grid patterns are used for storage small, individually packaged items. Those smaller patterns are commonly used in light duty applications. [/fusion_toggle][fusion_text][/fusion_accordion][accordian] [/fusion_text][fusion_toggle title=”Finish” open=”no”] Finish refers to the exterior of the wire, including the color. However, it also affects more than just appearance. Hot-dip galvanized coatings tend to provide better corrosion protection when compared to zinc plated coatings where the atmosphere is salty. Adding a powder coating is a great way to get exactly the color you want. [/fusion_toggle][fusion_text][/fusion_accordion] [accordian] [/fusion_text][fusion_toggle title=”Capacity” open=”no”] Capacity is how much weight a wire deck can support. Capacity is measured when the load is static and uniformly distributed. Decking designed in accordance with ANSI 26.2 is rated as though the deck were bearing 100% of the uniformly distributed load, independent of the support system. The ANSI definition of UDL essentially means the load needs to rest over all the decking support channels and the majority of the deck surface and come within 2 inches of the front and rear load beams. For non-uniformly distributed loads, such as line, concentrated, and point loads, the original deck capacity will no longer apply. Next Level manufactures all deck sizes which have differing capacities. We can design our decks to meet any capacity required. *Capacity is for static and uniformly distributed loads. For non-uniformly distributed loads, such as line, concentrated, and point loads, this capcity does not apply. For more information, please contact our engineering department at (800) 230-8846 x-7017, or email here. [/fusion_toggle][fusion_text][/fusion_accordion] Hopefully this guide of pallet rack wire decking terms will help you through the decision making process next time you buy wire decking for your pallet rack. If you have additional questions or just want more information about Next Level Wire Decking or FlexRack Pallet Rack, contact one of our engineers today.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]]]>

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