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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.

RackID Upright Labels
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Upright labels, sometimes known as “tree” labels are primarily used in racking installations that use RF (radio frequency) scanning systems.
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Improve critical safety in your warehouse with Storage Ideas Pallet Racking Safety Inspections and Colby Protectarac pallet protection.
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Order Picking Applications and Conveyors for use in bulk breaking, item selection and quantity selection.
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ERNTEC's custom cabinets and large enclosures can be used across a range of industries including electrical, telecommunications and Defence
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Spill Station Australia Safety Cabinets for Dangerous Goods Storage and Handling Solutions
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Spill Station have refined the range of safety cabinets, ensuring the manufacture and supply of only the most efficient, cost effective solutions available
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Boltless Modular Shelving and Storage Systems
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Shelving Storage System for all applications from warehouse to retail, and from simple storage solutions to multi-tiered structures.
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Colby Longspan Shelving from Warehouse by Design provides you with best advice and quality products tailored to your individual needs
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Longspan Shelving is a strong and versatile storage system with a multitude of uses.
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Colby flooring for overhead work areas
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Cost effective Raised Storage Areas that provide more usable space in factories, warehouses and distribution centres and facilities.
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Warehouse Shelves and Industrial Shelving including Longspan Shelving Systems and Steel Shelving Systems from Warehoue by Design
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Warehouse shelving designed for warehouse requirements
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WheelieSafe
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Increases productivity and reduces OH&S risks
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Maximise Storage and Space with Warehouse Storage Systems and Equipment
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The racks and shelving from Storage Ideas range from the latest automated systems to simple industrial shelves.
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Dematic​ AMCAP
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Dematic offers safe, cost-effective, high performance solutions for both manual and automated mixed case palletising.
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Pallet Racking Systems and Drive In Pallet Racking Systems from Warehouse by Design
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Pallet racking systems designed for warehouse and storage applications
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Drive-In Pallet Racking
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Drive in pallet racking are affordable pallet storage solutions and are designed to decrease the amount of damage to goods during transit.
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Warehouse Selective Pallet Racking
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Selective pallet racking is adaptable to your requirements, has easy access to all pallets all the time and is an economical choice.
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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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Colby's Longspan Shelving
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A complete range of shelving and storage products that are cost effective and reliable.
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Signet has the right shipping carton for all of your needs
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The full range of cartons for storage and/or shipping of any shape
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Dangerous goods storage from Optimum Handling Solutions
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RackID provides a turnkey solution for the implementation of warehouse identification systems, location labels, signage and related services. Whether you just need the supply of high-quality labelling or the installation of a variety of identification ...
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Refrigerated Warehouse Association of Australia
The Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association of Australia Ltd (RWTA) represents both the warehousing and transport sectors involved in the storage, distribution and transportation of temperature controlled products in what is ...
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Adaptalift Hyster
Adaptalift Hyster was founded in 1982 and they offer a range of Hyster forklifts that include multi-directional forklifts, narrow aisle forklifts and rough terrain forklifts, forklift attachments, used forklifts, forklift fleet management systems and ...
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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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Integrated Packaging
Integrated Packaging are one of Australia's leading stretch wrap manufacturers and suppliers and have a large range of premium stretch film products and equipment to suit your needs.
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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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Moxa Inc.
Founded in 1987, Moxa is now one of the leading manufacturers and a trusted solution provider in automation. Moxa’s converged networking solutions integrate industrial automation with information technology to establish a reliable network platform. ...
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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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Phoenix Lifting
With their expertise and extensive range of quality products, Phoenix Lifting offer customers the very best in lifting solutions. Products include cranes, hoists and winches, drum handling equipment, forklift attachments and crane attachments.  ...
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HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies
HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies established operations in 1981 to service the Plastics and Packaging Industries in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands with equipment and technology through their global network of leading technology alliances. ...
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Soanar Australia
For over 50 years, Soanar has earned an enviable reputation by working with our customers to provide the most suitable electronic products for your project needs. Our logistical expertise will also ensure that your orders are delivered to your preferred ...
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Signet
Signet is a leading distributor of Packaging, Safety, and Cleaning supplies. Distributing nationally with despatch centres located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Townsville and Mt Isa. How Signet is helping Australia Compete It’s our ...
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