Pallet Racking | Des Moines, IA

Pallet Racking

Associated is a Des Moines based material handling equipment supplier offering many types of pallet racks.

We are backed by one of the largest parts divisions in the Midwest.

Call us today at (515) 964-0162

Associated offers material handling products and services to customers throughout the region, including industrial shelving system and warehouse storage design, installation, delivery, parts and service. As one of the chief warehouse equipment suppliers in the Midwest, we have the expertise and resources that others don't have.

Pallet Racking & Industrial Shelving

Associated offers a full suite of quality racking, shelving and mezzanine alternatives, including both new and pre-owned equipment. We offer favorable terms, in addition to services like installation, engineering, project management and customer safety inspection. If you need assistance with pallet racking or storage, we can offer expertise and support.

Cantilever Rack

Cantilever racks offer optimal storage for very large or long products (pipe, plywood, lumber, metal products, etc). Cantilever racking is made up of of arms fixed to a beam on a single end. These structural arms can be configured to accommodate different products and lengths, and the aisle side provides free access to lift trucks.

Carton Flow

Flow racks are gravity-driven skate-wheel rack equipment perfect for organizations with a large catalog of SKUs. This variety of racking uses slanted shelving with a loading lane on the uphill side access and a retrieval aisle on the downhill side, allowing a first-in/first-out product inventory rotation. Slanted shelves also increase visibility, allowing greater fulfillment precision. Carton flow equipment is well suited for piece or split case picking.

Drive In Rack

Drive-in racking is a high density industrial racking design with overhead cross beams that drives efficiencies in productivity and space. Pallets are upheld by tracks affixed to the uprights. Forklifts are allowed to easily drive in and out of each column of pallets. Many different types of businesses employ drive-in racking, particularly those with large volumes of identical items.

Examples of uses for drive-in pallet racking are food service, grocery, food manufacturing, import/export, bulk product handling, and paint.

Because drive-in pallet racks are filled from the front, management of stock is in a “first-in/last-out” order.

Pallet Flow Rack

Pallet flow racks are structures with canted shelves, faced with skate-wheels or roller conveyors. Pallets are filled from an aisle in the back of the racking structure and they advance down the slope as previously loaded pallets are retrieved from the face.

This category of storage rack is a “first in / first out” approach and is ideal for a large stock of heavy inventory and dissimilar sizes of pallets. They are often utilized in the beverage industry.

Push Back Rack

Push back storage equipment is filled from a front aisle, and pallets travel up inclined steel tracks on specialized carts. As new pallets are filled from the front, they drive the pallets in the rear of them up the incline.

Unlike flow racks, push back rack systems do not necessitate a loading aisle behind them and can be designed for a higher density warehouse. However, since all products are loaded from the front, merchandise treatment is handled on a “last in/first out” principle which is not suitable for industries with perishable products. Similar to pallet flow racks, push back racks are suitable for high volumes of the same products.

Selective Rack

Selective racks are by far the most common racking systems available today, and they come in a wide range of gauges, sizes and styles. All selective racks are constructed with either roll-formed or structural steel uprights and beams that are fastened with teardrop connectors or bolts. We offer both single and double deep selective pallet racks.

You can also select different types of pallet rack decking and accessories based on your load capacity and application. Pick from common wire decking, solid steel or perforated steel based on your individual application.

Boltless Shelving

Along with pallet racking, we offer a full range of boltless shelving in heavy, medium and light duty formats. This style of steel shelving is perfect for shop or light industrial use, shipping operations, paper records, parts and many other applications that need lighter weight support.

You can order decks as regular particle board, wire or solid metal decking. No nuts, bolts or additional small parts are necessary for setting up this product, making installation an easy project. Add accessories like side panels, work tables, post caps, footplates or tie plates.

Pallet Racking Near Me

With offices across the region, Associated’s team of engineering experts has the proper means to deliver the highest quality storage equipment and warehouse layout assistance in the industry. In terms of quality, service, selection, and safety, Associated is the best option in the Midwest. Contact us today for a price quote!

The Associated Des Moines service area includes Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Iowa City, Waterloo, Ames, West Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Ankeny, Dubuque, Urbandale, Cedar Falls, Marion, Bettendorf, Mason City and all surrounding areas.

Associated | Des Moines Material Handling Equipment Supplier

4421 NW Urbandale Dr
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 964-0162