Selecting The Right Pallet Racking System: Which One Is For You? (Part One)

With so many racking systems to choose from, it can be hard deciding which one is right for your business. Depending on your storage needs, choosing the correct pallet racking system for your specific warehouse is vital in keeping your operations running smoothly. They are all designed to meet the individual needs of each business, and designed to make the most of space in your premises

So how do you select the right pallet racking system? This is where we can help you out.

A company who specialises in providing high quality racking systems, such as warehouse pallet racking and mobile pallet racking, we are confident that we have solution to match your exact needs.

Below we have put together a guide to some of the most popular pallet racking systems available.

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Mobile Pallet Racking

Mobile pallet racking is an ideal solution for those planning a new build warehouse and are looking to maximise utilisation of their available storage space. It utilises around 80% of the available cubic storage capacity and requires only one working aisle to access 100% of pallets available.

It mounts rows of pallet racks onto heavy-duty rolling carriages and places them on floor tracks. Rows of pallet racks then move sideways along the floor tracks – creating a moveable access aisle. Using mobile pallet racking reduces the number of access aisles to match the velocity requirements of your storage area.

Mobile pallet racks help many organisations reduce or eliminate new building construction costs, auxiliary warehouses, building expansions, and decrease ongoing operational costs – all which is done by maximising the use of their storage floor space.

Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking

Narrow aisle pallet racking enables you to set up high density storage, by making use of your floor storage area and roof height. It involves maximising room by reducing the aisle space between the racking and utilising the available height.

By using specialist lift trucks, narrow aisle pallet racking is designed for safe and efficient load handling within tight confined aisles.

There are a number of advantages to this type of pallet racking. These are:

  • Accessibility – You’ll have easy individual access to all pallets, no matter where they are stored.
  • Security – They can also be reached by specialist equipments, which means they are extremely safe and secure.
  • Damage reduced – The risk of rack damage due to collision is reduced because they are guided by rail or wire systems.

Drive In Pallet Racking

Drive In pallet racking is designed to maximise your floor capacity working on the principle of bulk staking. Pallets are stored on drive in rails, instead of the usual stacking on top of each other. Doing it this way achieves up to 85% saving of cubic space compared to conventional pallet racking systems. It’s a high density storage system that is suited to bulk stock storage – for loads that arrive and leave in big batches.

It works on the principle of first in- last out! The pallets are lifted by a forklift to the required level and then the forklift enters the storage lane and deposits the pallet at the furthest point. This is repeated until the storage lane is completely full.

Due to the systems design and structural stability it can securely store heavy palletised loads or block stacking of loads that are too fragile or unbalanced to be stacked one on top of each other. Drive in storage is used mainly in Cold Store and Chill storage because more space is utilised for pallet storage which makes the cold store a lot more energy efficient.

Keep checking back for part two in which we will uncover and discuss even more of the pallet racking systems that are available!

We believe there are many advantages to using one of the pallet racking systems available, and we stock only those of high quality.

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