In a warehouse or industrial context, a rack sack – or racksack ®, the official brandname – is a large reinforced canvas and waterproof bag typically hung on the end of a racking system in a warehouse. The hardy hanging waste sack is designed to provide workers easy access to through away waste that can be a hazard in an industrial setting.
Although the bag is most often used as a collection point for garbage or trash that accumulates in the day-to-day operations of a warehouse, it can also be used as a container for other materials that need to be nearby or handy to a workforce.
Rack sack is an industrial garbage collection bag
Because discarded plastic or pallet straps or other industrial or warehouse garbage can be a tripping hazard to humans or a rolling hazard for forklift equipment, rack sacks are necessary so that aisles and walkways can be kept clear of debris.
The rack sacks are hardy and reinforced. They are designed this way as they can be battered around, impacted by workers, or contain broken or sharp debris.
Who makes and sells the racksack®
Racksack ® is made by Beaverswood, a UK company and sold by master dealer Lean Inc and its distributor network in the U.S. and Canada. It is sold directly to business consumers at the WarehouseIQ store: Click here.
What are they used for?
Although a rack sack is primarily used to contain garbage in a warehouse, it also has utility in factories, workshops, offices, and stock rooms. In fact, it can be used anywhere that garbage is collected in large volumes in a business or industrial setting. While rack sacks have a generous volume of 9500+ cubic inches, they do need to be emptied as they become full, but only every few days or so in high use scenarios.
What are the rack sack dimensions and specifications?
Here are the dimensions and specifications of the rack sack sold in our e-commerce store:
- Volume / Capacity: 160 litres or 9763.8 cubic inches
- Height: 1,000 mm high / 39.3 inches
- Width: 920 mm wide / 36.6 inches
- Material: Double stitched and tough woven polyester
How do rack sacks attach to racking?
Racksacks come with metal S hooks that can be used to loop into built-in reinforced eye holes in the bag and in turn attached to the end structures of pallet racking. The hooks can slot into the teardrop slots that are spaced along a beam or any other suitable rigid structure.
Where to buy Racksacks?
You can order a racksack for your warehouse or industrial operation at this online material handling store.
Related: Warehouse terms definitions