At some point, most industrial equipment suppliers in Toronto will need to disassemble a pallet rack. There are two methods by which pallet racks are assembled, and the best method for disassembling will depend on the type of rack you have. In this blog post, we’ll provide simple steps for disassembling both roll formed and structural pallet racks.
There are two production and assembly methods for pallet racking systems: roll formed and structural.
Roll Formed Pallet Racks
Roll formed racking is an affordable and configurable storage solution that is easy to install. Beams attach to uprights with brackets on the beams that are inserted to slots in the uprights and secured with safety clips / pins or in some cases a nut and bolt. However, the roll-formed racks may not be as durable as other types of racks.
Structural Pallet Racks
Structural racks are made of steel components that have been hot-rolled and bolted together. These types of racks are more challenging to put together than roll-formed racks but can hold more weight and tend not to be damaged as easily if something hits them, like a forklift.
First, determine the primary assembly method of your pallet rack. If it is a roll formed rack, remove the beams by removing the safety clips from the uprights. If it is a structural rack, remove the beams by unscrewing the bolts from the uprights.
The following are some common steps to disassemble a pallet rack:
Before you disassemble your pallet racks, there are some important considerations to keep in mind:
Warehouse racking can be dangerous to dismantle if you are not trained on how to do it properly. In most cases, it might be a good idea to have a professional company take down and move the racking for you.
If you’re taking down a pallet rack, it’s important to do it safely and efficiently. When in doubt, it is always best to hire a professional to disassemble your pallet racks. Canadian Rack Technologies Inc. has years of experience dismantling warehouse equipment and can do it safely and efficiently for you. We understand the complexity of taking apart pallet racking for resale, storage, or moving them elsewhere. Call us at (416) 491-7225 if you need assistance dismantling your racking systems.