Types of pallet racking

    Companies need to have proper storage solutions in place to handle their specific product mixes. The key to maximizing productivity and warehouse space efficiency is a well design pallet racks.

    A pallet racking system makes use a warehouse’s vertical space in addition to its floor space. Due to many different types of needs, the pallet racking market has grown over the years, resulting in an increase of the different types of racks that are available. Here are some of the more frequently used types of pallet racking systems;

    1. Selective pallet rack
    This type of racking system is the most universal. With it, you will have efficient use of space and yet have access to each of your many SKU’s. Another advantage of selective racking is its flexibility for changing needs. It can be easily adjusted so you do not have to waste any time if and when product mix changes occur. Additionally, you can use most kinds of forklifts with selective pallet rack.

    2. Drive-in Racking
    Drive-in rack is named as such, because it is a free standing rack system that allow a fork truck drive-in access to products being stored. Drive-in is a high density solution that makes better use of cubic space than any other conventional style of racking. It’s suitable for applications with a large volume of a low amount of different SKU’s.

    3. Push back pallet racking
    Push-back pallet racking allows users to achieve the higher storage density of Drive-In, albeit, with greater selectivity. Push back uses a series of carts on pitched tracks to move pallets forward by gravity. Unlike Drive-In, each level can store a different SKU. Pallets always accessible for picking at aisle face leads to greater productivity too.

    4. Pallet flow
    Like push-back racks, these systems use gravity to move pallets to the face position. However, the pallet flow uses gravity and rollers as opposed to carts on tracks. instead of loading these racks from the front just like other systems, pallet flow loads from the rear.

    These are just a few of the many types of rack systems available to fit your needs. Learn more about all the options available to you from Frazier at www.frazier.com.

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