Pallet Flow Racking
Drive In Racking
Conventional Racking System
The conventional type of Racking is used to support high stacking of single items or palletized load up to a height of 13m. It is the simplest, most commonly used and most economical option storage system. Pallet racking can both store multi-variety goods with small quantity and also unified goods with big quantity. It offers the best solutions for warehouses with palletized products. Forklift trucks are usually an integral part of any pallet rack system as they are usually required to place and retrieve loaded pallets from the racking system.
Main Features are,
· Getting pallets organized and up and off of the floor
· Maximizing your existing warehouse space
· Simplifying the loading and picking of pallets or cartons
· Improving worker efficiency and automating some of the labor required to store and retrieve pallets.
VNA Pallet Racking System
Very narrow aisle otherwise known as VNA, is the use of selective pallet racking in a tighter configuration to provide maximum space utilization within a storage facility. A distinct advantage of a narrow aisle pallet racking is fast picking without large aisles which results in improved use of space. When there is limited space, a compact storage method is ideal. Fully adjustable system flexibility and space saving aisles can be manipulated as one to give the greatest amount of pallet storage locations.
The amount of product stored and warehouse footprint is maximized. VNA aisles are typically 2m wide, providing 44% more floor space than a selective pallet rack system.
Advantages of Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking
- Maximizes storage by reducing aisle space
- Reduces wasted space by using the vertical height of a building
- All pallets are accessible to lift trucks
- Less product damage
- Fewer picking errors occur
- 100% accessibility
- Good stock rotation
- Storage height of up to17m can be achieved.
Drive-In Drive-Through Racking
Drive-in and drive-through racks allow the warehouse truck to drive into the rack to stack or destack pallets. The pallets are placed behind each other and they can be stacked in several levels up to 13m. Normally the pallets will be stored for a long period in the channels of the rack. To drive the truck safely inside the rack, guide rails are mounted to the floor.
The design of the support rails allows proper functioning of the rack system as the pallets are stored on them. The distance between the rail supports are wide enough to allow the industrial truck to move inside the rack and place the pallet securely on the rail support. In the standard version, the rail supports are bolted to hooked consoles, which connect the support rails to the frames .
Double Deep Racking
Double Deep is similar to conventional; but pallets are now stored two rows deep instead of one. This type of racking therefore requires specialised pallet handling equipment using either a specialised forklift or a standard unit with a double deep handling attachment.
The most common forklift used for double-deep handing is a Reach truck
capable of carrying loads up to 13.5 m high
- Lowers capital investment compared to scissor & pantograph masts.
- Reduces required aisle width when compared to manual fork extensions.
- Increases handling of pallets and reduces stock damage compared to manual fork extensions.
- Clear visibility, no extra obstructions because of all extra moving parts of the scissor reach system.
Mobile Racking System
Mobile Racking Systems comprise of racking attached on rails. They come equipped with motors and can be controlled with a re
troller to move the racks on the rail. This operation will help to eradicate 90% of aisle space, thereby creating new storage space.
· Obtain new storage space from aisles
· Up to 90% saving on racking aisles
· Better utilisation of space
· First-in-first-out possible
· Can be mechanised
· Shorter travel distances
· For pallet, modular and cantilever racking systems
Cantilever Racking System
Cantilever Racking System is used to primarily store long products and bulky goods, e.g. pipes, plates, boards and rods. Thanks to its design, this type of rack offers the possibility of neatly storing goods with a variety of dimensions.
Bulky Racking System
Pallet Flow Racks
The Pallet Flow Racks is used to store single types of goods and materials to achieve a high turnover rate . Pallet flow racks are dynamic rack systems following the FiFo principle (First in - First out). They ensure high storage capacity and excellent utilisation of space. This is made possible by the goods automatically moving towards the rack face.
Pallet Shuttle Racking
Time and storage space are valuable. Optimize the utilization of existing space with a shuttle storage system, even if you need to store a variety of products.
Truck and shuttle work together hand in hand. The principle is as easy as it is efficient. The truck drops the load at the entry of the channel. The load is then picked up by the shuttle and is automatically moved to the end of the channel or the next available storage space. The pallets are carefully placed on the support rails and the shuttle returns to the entrance of the channel to pick up the next pallet. Convenient: The shuttle automatically detects the end of a channel.
· Maximum use of storage volume
· Time-saving due to simultaneous use of shuttles and industrial trucks and semi-automatic storage and retrieval
· Higher flexibility compared to conventional compact storage systems such as drive-in racks: Several rack levels can be loaded.
· Higher turnover performance: Semi-automatic storage and retrieval: LiFo (Last-in-First-out) and FiFo (First-in-First-out) possible
· Careful transport of loads