Pallet Rack Upright Frames – Medium Duty

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This medium-duty pallet rack upright for sale has a standard teardrop design with capacities up to 18,000 lbs. (Need stronger? We also carry heavy-duty frames up to 24,000 lbs). Easy bolt-less assembly means you can have your system standing fast. Made from high-strength 55,000 psi steel.

Teardrop columns are compatible with most standard teardrop systems, including both “old style” and “new style” (shaved rivet) beams.

  • Teardrop holes allow beams to be adjustable every 2″
  • Bolted bracing allows for easy replacement of damaged components
  • Want welded frame bracing? We have that too!
  • If you need more capacity, we can make super heavy duty frames to meet any capacity requirement. Contact us for details.

These frames are R-mark certified and are manufactured to standards set by the Rack Manufacturers Institute. They are suitable for applications that require seismic calculations and permits.

Don’t see the size you need? We make custom pallet rack to your specifications. Just contact us.

*Capacities are listed in lbs per bay and are based on 48″ beam spacing with a uniformly distributed static load. Capacities for your configuration should be verified by seismic calculations.


Pallet racks are a great way to quickly and easily increase the storage capacity of your warehouse. They are the ideal way to store pallets, heavy or bulky items. Warehouse space is expensive, and pallet racking helps utilize the vertical space of your warehouse.

The upright frame is an essential part of a pallet rack system, and you’ll want to make sure that you consider the height and depth that you’ll need for the items you plan to store in your new storage system.

Selecting the Best Height and Depth

The most common depth for upright frames is 42 inches since this size fits standard 48″D x 40″W pallets and provides the proper support. The next most common size is 48 inches deep. Frame depth can be manufactured to any specification to fit your project.

The frame height will be limited by several important factors: ceiling height, sprinklers, and forklift reach. There needs to be adequate clearance above the items on the top shelf for both sprinklers and ceiling clearance. And don’t forget to consider how high your forklift can reach when planning the height of your highest beam level.

Frame Capacity

Most frame capacities are calculated per bay and are based on beams spaced every 48 inches. The capacity of a frame depends greatly on the height of the first beam level as well as the distance between each beam level. Adding beam levels reduces the space between each beam level and provides more connection points to support the frame. This increases the capacity of the frame. Also, the thickness of your concrete flooring can be a limiting factor when calculating the frame’s capacity.

To determine the capacity of your specific pallet rack configuration (ie, for safety or permitting purposes), contact us and one of our industrial shelving experts can help.

Other Frame Considerations

The seismic zone you’re in can change anchoring requirements as well as capacity ratings. People in areas that are more prone to earthquakes should consider this when planning their pallet rack purchase. We can help with seismic calculations which will give you a capacity rating based on your specific location, pallet rack configuration and slab thickness.

Make sure that you consider how these factors can possibly affect your load capacity prior to purchasing the materials needed to build your storage system. And when in doubt, call us to talk to a pallet rack expert.

Our Warehouse Racking Professionals Can Help

If you have questions, we highly recommend that you consult us prior to making any big decisions concerning your pallet racking. We are always here to answer any questions that you may have, and we are always happy to address any concerns.

Our staff members are friendly and will always treat you with the respect that you deserve. We are professionals who not only want to supply you with the products that you need, but we also want to help you in any way that we can.

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21 July 2016
Jenny Lock
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Perfect! Just what i was looking for!

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