Considering Link 51 pallet racking beams new or used? Looking at link 51 pallet racking beams the first question to answer is what type of pallet racking beam is it this is before you look at the size and span of the pallet racking beam. Link 51 changed the design and loading capabilities of their pallet racking beams. The old style Link 51 pallet racking beams can be clearly determined as they have a slight pressed channel running the full length of the front face of the beam. The new style pallet racking beams have a flat front face so the two types can be easily recognised.
Once you have determined the type of Link 51 pallet racking beam there are four further questions to answer.
The first is the length this is not the overall length but the clear entry so either measure the distance between the uprights with the pallet racking beam in position. Or measure the distance from the inside of the two connectors on either end this should be around 6mm shorter than the clear entry. This will give you the clear entry length of the pallet racking beam once the 6mm has been added.
The second is what the beam section is made from it will either be an open beam essentially a C shaped channel with the open section of the beam on the underside of the pallet racking beam when it is fitted into the pallet racking. Or more commonly a box beam this is where the beam forms a total box with a seem visible on the beam box section.
The third is the depth of the pallet racking beam in the box or open section so with the beams in the pallet racking measure from the top face of the beam where the pallets sit to the underside of the front face of the pallet racking beam.
The fourth is the beam section width this is the measurement from the front face of the pallet racking beam across the top of the beam section into the depth of the pallet racking storage area. This is essential the top face of the beam section that the pallets sit on.
Once you have this information you can work out the beams safe working loads or UDL in pairs this is not to be confused with the bay loads.
If you have any questions or are looking to find additional Link 51 pallet racking beams new or used contact our pallet racking design team on 01765 640 160.