Stromberg Rack 101

Stromberg Rack products a variety of racking products:

The first is our I-Series or Teardrop roll formed pallet racking with an adjustability of 2″ centers. This is the most common of rack patterns throughout the United States.

The second is hot rolled structural rack which is bolted together.

Pallet Rack Common Terms

Upright Frame – also known as an upright or a frame. The vertical members are made up of two columns with diagonal and horizontal bracing welded between them.

Beam – the horizontal member which attaches to the upright frame columns. Adjustment is on a 2″ centers.

Footplates – steel plates welded to the bottom of the columns. Our roll formed rack generally has 5″ x 7″ x 3/8″ footplates with two 9/16 holes for use with 1/2″ lag bolts. Many times footplates are larger depending load conditions and the seismic zone.

Bracing Panels – this term is used to describe two horizontal braces and the diagonal between them within a frame. They are welded to the inside of the two frame columns.

Bay – this term is used to refer to 2 uprights with beams between them. A starter bay consists of 2 uprights and beams and an add-on bay in the same row consists of one upright plus beams.

Row – consists of a series of interconnected frames and beams.

Row Spacer – the steel member used to tie uprights together back to back. This forms a double row. There can be triple and quadruple rows when using double reach tracks. Common row spacer lengths are 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″.

Step – the ledge created in our beams when they are formed. The step is commonly used to hold front to back member such as flanged steel cross bars, 2″ x 6″ lumber or wire deck panels. The step helps strengthen the beam section.