Pallet rack weight capacity calculator. Per pair of beams to support the load. Structural pallet rack beams that are longer than 108 may require lateral ties. For one pallet per shelf the values should be multiplied by 090. To determine your beam capacity we have provided you capacities for two gauges 16ga and 14ga.
Calculating the Capacity of Pallet Rack Beams. It calculates an estimated static capacity for a pair of beams loaded with product and evenly dispersed. Capacity of Western Pacific New Metal Shelving. Maximum Pallet Weight x Number of Pallets Per Level Beam Capacity. For example if you are planning to store three pallets with loads of 500 lbs each then the beam capacity must be a minimum. Finally the way you can know the weight capacity of any pair of beams is to ask the manufacturer. In theory figuring out how to determine rack capacity is fairly straightforward. The beams must be able to support the weight.
For one pallet per shelf the values should be multiplied by 090. UNARCO rack designs conform to the latest Rack Manufacturers Institute RMI specifications and American Iron and Steel Institute AISI Cold Formed Steel Design Manual using Load and Resistance Factor Design LRFD. Each your rack beam capacity will need to be at least 3000 lbs. Maximum Pallet Weight x Number of Pallets Per Level Beam Capacity. Be sure your floor can bear the weight of the rack plus the maximum load.
The calculator contains built in tolerances that will suit most pallet configeration tolerances ie allowing for slight bulge and distortion in cartons slight alignment erros in stacking etc if you prefer to calculate exalct pallet configerations with 100 pallet optimisation then we suggest using our Advanced Pallet Calculator Advanced.