Pallet Racking Explained

  1. Pallet Racking Explained

Pallet racking has become a must for most warehousing operations allowing customers to store pallets using the most effiecient use of space within their building.

The basic principle of pallet racking is that it allows pallets to be stored in rows or on multiple levels.

If you’re considering installing a new pallet racking system then your first step should be to get in touch with us for a free consultation. This will allow us to offer design layouts and maximise your pallet locations whilst offering the best operational layouts for your business.

Here are just a few examples:

Wide Aisle Racking

Wide aisle racking is the most popular type of pallet racking. It is highly versatile and easy to modify and relocate, with beam levels fully adjustable in 50mm increments. It is the most cost effective, quick and easy racking system to install, and allows for the storage of a wide range of different products at the same time. This pallet racking system allows you to use standard forklift trucks and without specialist handling equipment. All pallets are 100% accessible and quickly retreived.

Very Narrow Aisle Racking

Very narow aisle racking is ideal for warehouses with limited storage space. The narrow aisles between the racking means that floor space is better utilised, giving you a much more efficient storage solution. Narrow aisle forklifts must be used but all pallets are 100% accessible.

Drive In Racking

Drive In racking is designed for storing large amounts of the same product and pallet size. Pallets are stored behind and on top of each other, maximising storage space. Forklift trucks drive directly into the bays to collect pallets . This system offers last in first out (LIFO) and may not be the best solution if you need to access pallets on an individual basis, but is perfect for high density, bulk storage.