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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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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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Improving Safety in Your Warehouse
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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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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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WheelieSafe
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Increases productivity and reduces OH&S risks
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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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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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Complete Range of Versatile Colby Racks and Shelving from Storage Ideas and Colby Storage Solutions Central
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Colby racks and shelving are suitable for businesses of all sizes. They meet all relevant Australian Standards.
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Conveyor Systems and Order Picking Applications Designed to Streamline Order Picking Processes
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Order Picking Applications and Conveyors for use in bulk breaking, item selection and quantity selection.
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Dangerous goods storage from Optimum Handling Solutions
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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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Enclosures, Cabinets, Cases & Accessories
Soanar Australia
Intelligent in design, fully and semi-customised enclosures and racks from Soanar delivers hard wearing protection and storage.
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Signet has the right shipping carton for all of your needs
Signet
The full range of cartons for storage and/or shipping of any shape
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Colby Longspan Shelving from Warehouse by Design provides you with best advice and quality products tailored to your individual needs
Warehouse By Design
Longspan Shelving is a strong and versatile storage system with a multitude of uses.
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Cubicle SE System with frame, rear and side panels, baseplate, roof panel and door
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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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Side plates, top and bottom covers, front and rear panels
ERNTEC Pty Ltd
Subrack and card frame solutions from ERNTEC are available in a wide variety of standardised and customised choices
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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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RackID Pty Ltd
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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Kennards Hire
Kennards Hire specialise in the following: Access, Air compressors, Air Tools, Automotive, Brick and Paving, Cleaning, Compaction, Concrete, Coolers, Fans and Heaters, Earthmoving, Electric Tools, Entertaining, Fastening, Floor Care, Generators, Hammers, ...
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Spill Station Australia
Spill Station Australia are manufacturers of Spill Response Kits as well as absorbents for oil, fuel, acids, caustics, solvents and agricultural chemicals. Spill Station is the exclusive distributor of the Romold Ltd range of secondary containment equipment ...
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Ferret.com.au is Australia's largest and leading online directory for the manufacturing, mining, and industrial sectors. Ferret.com.au comprises the most current information on products and services across a broad range of industries, and provides qualified ...
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Gamma Solutions
Gamma Solutions offers advanced mobile data collection solutions. They provide printers, barcode systems, portable terminals, scanners, wireless networks, RFID systems and implementation services.
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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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Compressed Air Australia
Compressed Air Australia offers high quality, energy-conserving solutions that solve problems in industrial plants. Compressed Air is a leading distributor of: EXAIR compressed air products that blow off, vacuum, cool, vent, dry, convey and neutralise ...
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1300 INFLATE
1300 Inflate supplies inflatable blast booths, workshops and temporary portable shelters for industry, as well as a huge range of pipe plugs and duct and vent stoppers. Their custom designed solutions will find a cost effective solution wherever an ...
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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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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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Dematic
Dematic develops tailored solutions for the retail and wholesale distribution, consumer direct, grocery, food and beverage and manufacturing industries as well as the transport sector and 3PL's. As a systems integrator and product specialist, Dematic ...
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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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Detecting 1D and 2D Bar Codes & Data Matrix Codes
SICK Pty Ltd Product Manager Sean Carter provides hands-on demonstrations of a variety of code reading devices designed to provide reliable, efficient identification of 1D and 2D bar codes and data matrix codes.
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Complete Mining Vehicle Protection
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The Changing Nature of Automation in the Workplace
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Sensors for Hazardous Point Protection & Machine Safety
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