Additional welding required for seismic conditions which welds top, front and bottom of beam.
Cable Beam Holder
Tool holder with a special hole for stringing a cable through to keep lumber and other tall items from falling forward into the aisle.
(beam camber) Inward curve in the middle of a beam.
Special upright used for light storage above overhead doors in receiving. Very light capacity. Only used for empty boxes or empty pallets.
Amount of carbon in chemical makeup of steel which provides hardness.
A round headed bolt with an enlarged square neck at the top.
Local and national system to insure safety of structures and installation of racks.
- BOCA: Building Officials and Code Administrators
- IBC: International Building Code
- UBC: Uniform Building Code
- SBC: Southern Building Code
Roll of steel threaded through production mills for a continuous run to produce rack parts. Each coil weighs 10,000 – 15,000 lbs. (5 – 7.5 tons)
(fan beam) A special beam that attaches on an angle in the fan area and houses a lighting track that is necessary to electrify the fans and light fixtures for display.
Roll formed post section with punched key holes used to make an upright.
Column Back Stop
(safety column, pallet back stop) Post used vertically to stop pallets from falling or being pushed into aisles behind. Attached to rack system with column back stop brackets.
Steel accessory attached to the upright to take abuse so the column is not damaged by forklifts or pallets being moved.
(point load) A load which bears on a small area of the beam rather than being distributed throughout the pair of beams. ex. A pallet loaded in the center of a bay can cause a decrease in the capacity of the beams.
List provided by customer of specific freight companies they prefer to use.
Bone-shaped piece of steel used for a tensile test to determine its properties.
A piece of a column that is cut in the cross direction to provide a sample for testing.
Lateral tie which supports pallet loads and keeps beams from spreading.