Retail Rack Dictionary W-Z

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  • Wall Tie

    Pallet Rack Wall TieA rigid metal strip with a plate on one end which attaches racking which is prone to over-turning to a concrete wall unit. Before adding wall ties to a system, an engineer should be consulted.

  • Wedge Anchor

    Wedge Anchor Bolt e1345074953852A special, removable bolt used to fasten uprights to the floor.

  • Weed Wacker Holder

    A square tube with a bracket on one end that attaches over the beam. The opposite end of the tube has a bent wire piece which can cradle a weed eater for display.

  • Weld

    The application of heat and gases to fuse two pieces of metal together.

  • Whiz Bolt

    Whiz Bolt e1345074942243(whiz nut) A bolt or nut with a serrated flat section that grips the surface it is being attached to.

  • Wind Load

    Added force on a rack system caused by wind.

  • Wire Decking

    Grids of wire welded together that rest on the steps of the beams to form a shelf.

  • Wood Decking

    (stickers) Wooden boards which rest on a pair of beams and form a shelf.

  • Wood Spacer Strips

    Wood Sticker Spacer for Fire Protection(sticker spacers) A metal band with relief areas for wood to nest into for separation of wooden decking. Spaces stickers so that water can flow through in the event of fire.

  • Yield

    The point at which a piece of steel is stretched and will not return to its original size. The point at which an overloaded component will take a permanent set.

  • Zinc

    Metallic coating applied to racking components to add weather resistance. (galvanizing)

  • Zones

    (seismic, earthquake zones) A reference to certain areas of the country with different seismic activity.

    ex. Zone 1 – Least amount of seismic activity Zone 4: Greatest amount of seismic activity

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