Pallet Rack Beams
Beams connect to pallet rack uprights to create a pallet rack storage system. Capacities for pallet rack beams are given per pair. Pallet rack beams are available in many sizes and styles all depending on the material that you are storing on them. The length and the width of the beams are dependent on the capacity that you need from them.
Teardrop Compatibility- Dealing with New and Old Style Teardrop Beams can be confusing. All of our new Teardrop Beams are compatible with most new and used Teardrop Uprights, but if you move into our Used options make sure you remember these compatibility guidelines:
Old Style Teardrop Beams + New Style Teardrop Uprights = NO
Old Style Teardrop Beams + Old Style Teardrop Uprights = YES
New Style Teardrop Beams + New Style Teardrop Uprights = YES
New Style Teardrop Beams + Old Style Teardrop Uprights = YES
Pallet Rack Beams FAQs
Q. Is the capacity rating shown on a pallet rack beam product page the capacity for one beam?
A. No, the capacity rating is based on one pair of beams to create a shelf level.
Q. How does the face size of the beam effect the capacity?
A. In general, when comparing beams of the same steel gauge, the larger the face size of the beam, the greater the load capacity.
Q. What capacity beams should I buy?
A. Choosing the correct capacity depends on your application and maximum pallet or box weights. The most popular beam sold is a 96” L x 4” face with 5000 lb. capacity per shelf level. This beam spec would allow you to store two pallets of up to 2500 lbs. each on one shelf level. If you have lighter-weight pallets or you hand load material, we have lower capacity beams that can save you space and money. One of our in-house experts can help guide you in the proper beam selection.
Q. Can I install several different beam size faces in the same bay of pallet rack?
A. Yes, many clients choose to install a smaller face size, lower capacity beam for hand picking on the lower levels and a higher capacity beam above for pallet storage.