Racking System Maintenance– The Complete FAQ Guide
The racking system is the best helper for storing products in the industry to save a lot of space.
Using the racking system to arrange products can also improve factory efficiency and even save labor costs.
So for the racking system, we must maintain it regularly so that it can have a longer service life.
The space required by the racking system is relatively large. And the space demand for the channel is also relatively large.
So you have to position the racking system properly and make sure there is enough space between the aisle for the forklifts to work.
This can facilitate the work and avoid the occurrence of accidents and damage to the racking system.
In the process of using a racking system, it is common to load and unload goods with forklifts. But in the process of using forklifts, it is easy to collide with the racking.
A slight collision may cause damage to the racking system. Proper training is the best way to stop this. Also, don’t overload as this can cause a lot of damage to the racking.
There are many ways to reinforce pallets to avoid damage.
One is that you can fix the pallet to the ground so that it will not fall and break. The next is to use rack guards and bollards to protect the pallet.
In short, reinforcing the pallet is the best way to ensure the racking system safety.
Regular racking system cleaning is an important thing that you must do. Long-term dust accumulation can affect racking surfaces.
More importantly, for example, some chemical liquid products, if not regularly treated and placed on the racking system for a long time, may produce a corrosion effect on the racking.
Whatever products you put in, regular cleaning can benefit your racking system.
Everything would wear down during use, including the racking system.
So you need to check the racking system regularly. Replace them if the damage is found or consult the manufacturer for repair.
If the damage persists and gets worse without regular inspection, it could lead to an accident.
How to perform a racking system inspection
- Inspection of racking system overloading damage:
○ Maximum sag L/200
○ For L=2700 mm -> d=13.5 mm
○ For L=3600 mm -> d=18 mm
- Inspection of safety pins
○ If they are missing they must be put back immediately.
- Inspection of damage on racking system uprights and bracing (basic level of inspection)
○ 3 mm at upright depth
○ 5 mm upright side
○ 10 mm diagonal
According to the above parameters and the results of the industrial racking system inspection, the risk levels and measures taken are as follows:
GREEN RISK: The degree of deformation is less than the parameter provided. The industrial racking system only needs regular inspection.
ORANGE RISK: The deformation degree is larger than the parameter, but less than twice the parameter. You need to maintain and repair the racking system as soon as possible. It will become severe in about a month.
RED RISK: The deformation is more than twice the parameter. The racking system needs to be unloaded immediately and replaced with the damaged parts.