Archive for December, 2014

December 23, 2014

We Do Know Most Everything There is to Know about Pallet Racking and Supplies

In our last post, we discussed some of the terms seasoned warehouse personal are all too familiar with. But there are so many terms, we couldn’t possibly put them in one post. So we decided to go ahead and give you a few more terms and their definitions. After all, we do know most everything there is to know about pallet racking and supplies. Let’s make you experts in the industry as well.

  • Drive-in rack refers to a rack pallet system in which the racks are loaded by forklift and placed at the furthest back position. The rails in this type of system are mounted to the upright frames, instead of utilizing a cross beam. This ensures rails are able to hold pallets without interfering with the path of the lift truck.
  • A racking system in which a pallet is loaded onto the rack from the front and subsequent racks push it towards the back in referred to as push-back rack. This type of rack system typically runs five racks deep.
  • Nominal strength is the strength of a pallet rack structure before anything else is factored in, such as resistance factors or safety factors.
  • A surface supported by the pallet rack beams and upon which a load sits is referred to as rack-support platforms.

We hope you walk away from reading this post with a better understanding of some of the terms used in the racking industry. We are Chicago based and here to answer any and all of your questions concerning racking and rack systems. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call or even shoot us an email.

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December 17, 2014

Selective Pallet Racks: More Commonly Asked Questions

Here at DAK Equipment & Engineering in Chicago, we’re proud of our team and the effort we put into materials handling system. Since 1995, we’ve been totally focusing on a commitment to our customers and their satisfaction. Our passion for educating our customers and prospective customers by helping them choose the right solution for their needs has helped us to realize our own success. If you’ve been looking for a way to efficiently use your warehouse space, it’s possible that a selective pallet rack is the option for you. Today we’re answering more of your commonly asked questions about this solution to better help you decide if it’s right for you.

1. Are selective pallet racks versatile? 
Selective pallet racks are actually the building blocks of material handling systems and they provide an efficient use of space while also providing immediate access to every load or pallet that you have stored in your warehouse. You can add decking and other accessories to selective pallet racks to make them even more versatile, allowing for the storage of everything from the smallest cartons to drums and wire reels.

2. What is RMI? 
RMI stands for the Rack Manufacturers Institute which promotes the safe design and use of storage racks and related structural systems through its research, testing, preparation of specifications, educational programs, and meetings. AllDAK Equipment & Engineering selective rack solutions exceed RMI standards, including automatic engagement that automatically seat and lock beams into place. This alone reduced installation time and guards against any possible accidental beam displacement. 


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December 15, 2014

Year-End Discount on Selected Used Equipment


As part of our ongoing anniversary celebration and as a holiday gift to you, we’re offering you an additional 5% discount on your choice of the used equipment listed below.

We hope you find something you can take advantage of!  When ordering, please mention the Discount Code DAKDEALS.

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