Pallet Rack Supported Warehouses
Major works of engineering in which the racking itself forms part of the construction of the building together with side and roof cladding.
The maximum height of clad-rack buildings is limited by local standards and by the reach height of stacker cranes or fork-lift trucks. This said, warehouses of more than 30m high can be built.
The different profiles designed by Mecalux are used to build clad-rack warehouses whose most striking characteristic is that they do not require the existence of a building prior to construction, with all the reduction in costs that this implies. Here, the racks support their own weight, the product load and the asymmetrical loads applied from lifting devices as in a traditional warehouse. They can also withstand the weight of the cladding structure along with external forces (wind, snow, etc.). These warehouses are designed to work both at room temperatures and in cold conditions (freezer chambers).
The height of clad-rack buildings is limited to the maximum height permitted in local regulations or to the reach height of fork-lift trucks or stacker cranes. Warehouses of more than 30 m high can be built. These warehouses are built to work with either conventional or automated processes. Initially an analysis should be carried out to determine the characteristics of the warehouse and how it is to be linked to the other production areas.