Designed to withstand mass-induced forces.
Maintaining the true art of producing a distilled spirit.
The K-RAX Rickhouse is our response to distilleries’ concerns with structural integrity and safety, modern bourbon barrel storage building codes, safety regulations, and understanding of construction materials.
Assembled indoors and erected in modules.
Reduces time required for loading & unloading.
Safer conditions for warehouse employees.
Feel confident that you’re up to code
Some states, such as Kentucky, have adopted requirements that are specifically geared toward rickhouse construction. Implied in these provisions are literally hundreds of pages of codes and standards covering loads, combinations of loads, materials, connections, egress, fire protection, etc.
K-RAX meets these requirements through intentional design and thoughtful construction.
The K-RAX™ System Advantage
Our full width walk aisles provide toe kicks on both sides for preventing and protecting against injuries and lost time.
More Stable Lumber
We utilize structural Glue Laminated timbers made out of all Southern Yellow Pine. They are kiln dried & heat treated as well as digitally control graded.
K-RAX dunnage is one continuous laminated section. It has a tapered top for better tracking and resists bowing and twisting. Faster and safer loading and unloading.
All components are CNC machined to a tolerance within 1,000th of an inch. All machining and assembly is performed indoors in a controlled environment.
We utilize both wood and steel for bracing with bolted connections. Bracing is designed to counteract movement to allow for unbalanced loading and unloading.
We use tongue and groove laminated floor planks so all the boards work together to carry the load. There is no shrinkage and provides consistent load capacity.
We have certified wire mat panels at both ends of all barrel aisles to provide fall protection at all times to employees and visitors.
A Uniquely Engineered Solution
Why engineered wood?
Southern Yellow Pine
Layers of lumber stabilize imperfections on individual lams providing reliable strength over solid timbers.
- Structural glue laminated timbers (Glulam)
- Less prone to checking and warping
- More insect resistant than timbers
- Certified independently tested with known predictable consistent strength
- Digitally controlled grading
- Kiln dried down to 10-12% & heat treated to kill all insects/fungi living inside the wood and control shrinkage
- Made from younger trees allowing sustainability & fast replenishment over harvesting older trees
- Meet ANSI A190.1-2017 & ANSI 117-2015