is the most versatile and widely used of the five systems. Not only does it make use of vertical space, but it also provides rapid access to every pallet within the system. Modern brands utilize boltless, hardware-free design making selective racking easily assembled or rearranged. While selective racking only provides low-density storage, it is easily the most cost and time-effective; for forklift operators, loading and unloading pallets is essentially effortless.
while not as versatile as selective racking, maximizes storage capacity by utilizing warehouse space. Businesses implement these systems because they expand pallet count without increasing handling time. This is possible due to the use of nested carts that allow up to five pallets to be stored per pallet position.
is different from other systems because it operates more like a lane with rails on each side. Forklift operators rest the pallets on the side rails, which are then pushed to the rear of the rack. Drive-in racking provides the highest density storage capacity, and is best utilized when storing multiples of the same item; in order to reach pallets stored in the rear, every pallet in front must be moved first.
is reminiscent of the push-back system in that they both physically push products; it is different from other systems in that you load racks from the back as opposed to the front. Built at an angle, pallet flow utilizes gravity to push products that are on a
is the most simple system, usually reserved for oversized or particularly oblong products such as timber. Instead of relying on shelving or railing, cantilever racking (similar to the function of a forklift) only provides a base for objects that protrude out on either side. Another perk of this system is its ability to either stand-alone or be attached to a wall for support.
The vertical frames of the pallet racking system; these vary in height, depth, and design, depending on load requirements.
The horizontal bars that meet between the aforementioned uprights to create a section of pallet racking. Variations include step, box, and structural beams.
For large pallet storage racks, pallet supports and wire decking provide additional support to the pallets being stored in the rack system.
Row spacers are required in order to maintain a constant horizontal distance between two rows of pallet racking. An assorted selection of shapes and sizes are available.
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