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Proper packing and loading of shelf racks

We have a few useful tips on how to save on packing and loading shelf racks:

  • the optimal use of load volumes in the trucks,
  • the right load securing and
  • avoidance of damage of the shelf racks to be transported.

The following suggestions are only information, any liability is excluded on our part.

1. Shelves

  • Make packages of at least 1150 mm to 1200 mm depth (all packages must be the same).
  • Package sizes 1200mm, even with underlays or pallets (is 1/2 truck width).
  • Please choose the package height so that the loading height of the truck is well utilized.
  • 2 x crosswise tie in with steel strap (Photo 1)
  • Stack packages side by side

  Photo 1: correct

  Photo 2: shelves correct

2. Shelving frames

  • Pack the packages a minimum of 1150 mm and a maximum of 1200 mm (all packages must be the same size).
  • Frames up to a height of 2.5m 2x should be embed.
  • Longer frames must be additionally integrated, while also ensuring a uniform, stable underlay against sagging.
  • Fill any cavities with shelves (Fig. 2).
  • Accurate stacking of the frames is important, while also pay attention to stability and skid resistance of the packages in itself.

   Photo 1: correct

  Photo 2: wrong

  Photo 3: wrong

The frame packages have to be underlaid several times, whether by skids or pallets. Here a negative example (pallet racks) for too little support.

Error right: The frames bend through.

3. Load truck properly – examples loading error

   Photo 1: correct

  Photo 2 – negative case with damages

  Photo 3 – negative case with plastic tapes

Here is a negative example of packages that were bound with plastic tapes.

Bind the packages exclusively with metal straps!

Truck load correctly –
examples loading error

A standard semitrailer – tarpaulin truck has the following loading dimensions:

Width: 2.44 – 2.48m
Length: 13,60m
Height: 2.65 – 2.70m
Loading capacity: 24.5 t
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The ready-packed packages should make the best possible use of these dimensions.

A condition for the optimal use of the truck load space is that the packages are packed as described in point 1 and 2.

Use the loading height optimally.