Archive for July, 2014

July 25, 2014

Carton Flow Now Available

Mallard Carton Flow from DAK

We’re happy to announce that DAK Equipment is now stocking Carton Flow from Mallard Manufacturing.

Cart-Trak Carton Flow is a heavy duty full width roller system that is abuse-resistant, energy efficient, and maintenance free.  The simple bracket attachments make it easy to drop into existing roll formed step beam or structural C3/C4 pallet rack.

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July 21, 2014

8 Facts About Pallet Supports

Flanged Pallet Racking Systems Support from DAK
flanged crossbar

Flanged Crossbar

1.  While manufacturers may publish capacities for their pallet supports, they don’t actually add capacity to the beam level.**

2.  Like wire decking, pallet supports are not designed for point or impact loading. Uniform distributed loading is the rule.

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July 17, 2014

Do Uprights Have a Front?

upright materials handling solutions from DAK

Which Upright Column Should Face the Aisle?

Believe it or not, under most circumstances it’s more of a philosophical question than an engineering one.

Unless you’re using  “X” braced or strapped frames, they’ll have the usual “K” bracing like the illustration to the right.  With this normal bracing, you can have the bottom diagonal brace go from bottom-to-top or top-to-bottom facing the aisle.  Deciding between the two involves making a decision about column damage to the upright.

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