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Standards for Measuring Pallet Racking

Standards for Measuring Pallet Racking

Figuring out the exact details of a pallet racking configuration with a supplier via phone or email can be tricky, especially if you’re not familiar with the standard measurements and terminology. At the Shelving Depot, we’re experts when it comes to designing and delivering shelving systems custom-built for your needs, and our team will take the time to explain and guide you through the process. In this blog, we present a guide to the basic standards for pallet racking measurements.

Measuring Beam Length

There is a very large racking of racking sizes out there in the market. Take for example a ‘standard’ 2.7m pallet racking beam designed for holding two pallets. The length could be either 2700mm, 2740mm, or 2743mm.

Please refer to the image below for details on how to measure the beam length correctly. Make sure you measure in millimetres not centimetres.

Measuring Frame Pitch

Another critical, but often overlooked, measurement is the pallet racking pitch. In the market there are three pitches available 50mm, 75mm, and 76.2mm. This is a critical measurement as 75mm pitch beams are not compatible with 76.2mm pitch beams.

Please use the diagram below to measure the pitch.

  • As 75mm and 76.2mm are very similar you can measure the pitch over 10 holes. This will make it easier to identify as the measurement will either be 750mm (75mm pitch) or 762mm (76.2mm pitch)
  • If you are measuring just over 1 hole, it can be a good idea to use a ruler so that you can identify the 1.2mm difference

Contact the Shelving Depot

We are one of New Zealand’s leading suppliers of custom pallet-racking solutions for the warehousing and commercial industries. To speak to one of our team members about your racking requirements, contact us by phone or email today.