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Storage, Shelving and Racking Systems

When it comes to industry beliefs around centres and the ways in which they think about rack design, there are two simple distribution categories used to distinguish the types of racks used within their warehouses.
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Both safety practices and risk mitigation are not nice-to-haves, they are must-haves and solution development.

Aside from enforcing standards to ensure the safety practices surrounding maintenance and reconfiguration of racks, the very need to increase efficiency is changing the way racks are designed.

The combined pressures erode commoditisation of rack systems, since the number of storage locations, aisle width and slab designs provide nowhere near enough information to properly specify a storage system.


According to Walter Scremin owner of OnTime Group, in order to boost safety, achieve compliance and cut costs, the design of racks and storage media must match the application as closely as possible.

“Successful rack users start with the rack system when designing any new facility. If a main part of your business is storage and handling, you should consider the rack before you even start with the building. But many people still try to fit the rack to the building. It’s like buying a sports car and then asking your wife and kids to get in. You should have bought a minivan.”

Between codes and the desire for optimum efficiency and productivity, rack systems benefit from a detailed exchange of information throughout a given project. Ferret has several different examples of racking and shelving systems used within the industry that can assist you pick the right rack for your warehouse, click here.

Cubicle SE System with frame, rear and side panels, baseplate, roof panel and door
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Side plates, top and bottom covers, front and rear panels
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Subrack and card frame solutions from ERNTEC are available in a wide variety of standardised and customised choices
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RBDGS02BB Bulkibox Dangerous Goods Store
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Stretch Wrapping Film from Pallet Control Australia
Pallet Control Australia
Versatile and Strong, Pallet Control Australia's Stretch Wrapping Films can be used for various applications offering optimum containment
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Steel shelving that can be easily configured to suit individual needs
Dexion
Durable shelving products allow for your office to have more space
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Raised Storage, Mezzanine Flooring and Staircases
Bowen Group
Raised storage and mezzanine floor systems can be customised and a wide range of accessories can be incorporated to any design
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Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS) by Schaefer Systems International (SSI)
Schaefer Systems International
Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems from Schaefer accurately assist in increasing productivity.
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Organise workshops areas with tool storage cabinets
Boscotek Industrial Storage
BOSCOTEK™ Tool Storage Cabinets include safety features for the user as well as flexibility to rearrange the cabinets if required
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Schaefer Orbiter has an independent, repositionable docking station
Schaefer Store
Schaefer Store's AS/RS Orbiter is a remote pallet storage and retrieval system that is highly efficient and incredibly safe with a highly visible independent docking station
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Colby's Longspan Shelving
Colby Storage Solutions
A complete range of shelving and storage products that are cost effective and reliable.
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Conical Base Vessels provide outstanding performance and durability
Polymaster Industrial
Process Vessels and Tanks for various industrial chemical and water storage applications.
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Bulka Bins, Maxi Bins, Silomaster Storage and Hoppers by PolyMaster Industrial
Polymaster Industrial
Polymaster's industrial range of Bulk Bins, Hoppers and Silos are ideal for plastic granules, syrup, fertiliser and pharmaceuticals.
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Commercial Office Storage
Schaefer Store
Choose from advanced commercial office storage and furniture that is available for Immediate Direct Delivery
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Low profile and developed from durable stainless steel for hard wearing applications
BAC Systems
Optimising essential work space with Modular Workstations and Workbenches to suit your application.
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Steel Sheds for mining and industrial requirements
Wheatbelt Steel
Durable steel sheds for storing mining, industrial and commercial equipment
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High performance Defence Racking Systems for fuel tanks and parts
BAC Systems
High performance Racking and Shelving Solutions suitable for a versatile range of items.
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Modular Pallet Racks
Schaefer Store
SSI Schaefer Interlock 600 Modular Selective Pallet Racking Systems have a space saving design, suitable for a large variety of goods
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RackID Upright Labels
RackID Pty Ltd
Upright labels, sometimes known as “tree” labels are primarily used in racking installations that use RF (radio frequency) scanning systems.
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Workbenches for construction workers
Spacepac Industries
Workbenches for use in manufacturing and construction
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Giant Inflatables Industrial
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Storage Ideas
Storage Ideas provide materials handling solutions in the design, supply and installation of new and used storage equipment including Racks, Pallet Racking, Shelving, Conveyors, and office and warehouse storage systems. Colby Storage Solutions Central ...
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T.E.A. Transmissions
T.E.A. Transmissions supplies mechanical engineering, power transmission and linear motion components. Proudly Australian owned and established in 1986, T.E.A. Transmissions strives to bring you the best solutions to your engineering problems. They have ...
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Metromatics
Metromatics manufacture and provide a range of Sunlight Readable and Industrial LCDs, Single Board Computers, Panel PC, Avionics Cards, Data Acquisition Systems, Telemetry Equipment, Automatic Test Equipment, Pressure Sensors, Force Transducers, Accelerometers, ...
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ERNTEC Pty Ltd
ERNTEC Pty Ltd is a leading player in the manufacture and supply of precision components to all sectors associated with electrical, electronic and medical engineering. Products include backshells, backplanes, cabinets and racks, subracks, connectors, ...
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SICK Pty Ltd
SICK Pty Ltd is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for Factory Automation, Logistic Automation and Process Automation applications. Whether automating factories or optimising distribution ...
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Richmond Wheels and Castors
Established in Victoria in 1958, Richmond Wheels and Castors have been designing materials handling equipment including wheels and castors, pallet trucks and pipe rollers. 
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Magnet Sales Australia
Magnet Sales Australia are distributors of high quality magnetic equipment for the welding, fabrication, woodworking and lifting industries. With a direct focus on improving the safety, efficiency and productivity of industrial operations, we provide ...
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CGB Precision Products
CGB Precision Products is a specialist supplier of super precision ball bearings and related components. They are the Australian representatives for top brands such as Barden, FAG, Kaydon & Gamet, Kamatics, Heim, FLURO, PIC Design and Greene Tweed - ...
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A Plus Plastics
Market leaders in the design, mould production and manufacture of plastic injection moulded and CNC engineered components. With over 34 years of plastic manufacturing and custom moulding experience, A Plus Plastics are certainly the experts of their ...
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Prolift Solutions Pty Ltd
Prolift Solutions Pty Ltd market a comprehensive range of materials handling and lifting equipment. Their range includes Jib Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Monorail Cranes, Hoists and Winches, Forklift Attachments. 
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PACKSPEC
PACKSPEC, a packaging supplier and importer of paperboard recyclable pallets with two tonne capacity.
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Complete Mining Vehicle Protection
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Sensors for Hazardous Point Protection & Machine Safety
SICK Product Market Manager Jason Mair discusses several unique sensors that can be used to provide hazardous point protection and protect workers from dangerous machines in industrial environments.
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The Changing Nature of Automation in the Workplace
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Ferret.com.au interviews SICK Australia & New Zealand National Sales Manager Jeff Walker about the future of automation and the impact that developments in this area will have on the manufacturing sector.
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