Wire mesh deck

  • Choosing Wire Mesh Deck For Your Pallet Rack

    Sizing your wire mesh deckUnless you've enlisted the help of a material handling professional when putting together pallet rack, you risk finding yourself a proud owner of wire mesh deck that doesn't fit. It's not a good feeling when you have your rack installed only to realize you can't put anything on it because your wire mesh deck is falling through the load beams.

    With a little instruction, you can save yourself a whole lot of trouble when coordinating an install. Use these tips to choose the right wire mesh deck for your pallet rack, and please, ask as many questions as you need of the person helping you out. It's not every day you put pallet rack together, but a material handling professional should know this instantly.

  • Wire Mesh Deck

    Wire Mesh Deck

    Wire mesh deck is a popular form of pallet support that consists of a welded wire grid with channel supports that sits across the load beams in pallet rack.

    Advantages to using wire mesh deck

    • Fire safety: water falls directly through wire mesh deck to extinguish flames. It’s also easier to spot fire.
    • Visibility: you can see through wire mesh deck, which also makes it easier to spot fires or other pressing issues. The extra light also means you can reduce your energy bill.
    • Load control: wire mesh deck distributes the full weight of its load to the load beams, meaning that you’re taking full advantage of your system’s weight ratings and keeping your product on a sturdy platform, too.

    Types of wire mesh deck

    • Standard (outside waterfall): fit inside step beams and transfer weight to the inside step.
    • Inside waterfall: keeps wire obscured from view, distributes weight the same as standard.
    • Flared channel: better for box channel or structural beams, also distributes weight to the top of the load beam.
    • Flush: obscures wire from view like the inside waterfall, but without any curve in the wire
    • Inverted channel: has upside down support channels to prevent buildup of debris, so is ideal for food storage or other sensitive product.
    • Upturned waterfall: the wire can be bent upward to prevent product from falling off the rack.

    Shop new and used wire mesh deck

    You can choose the gauge of your wire and number of channel supports based on your capacity. Wire mesh deck also comes in different finishes to suit particular conditions.