What is warehouse racking?

There is a wide range of storage solutions available for your warehouse.
At Storage Ideas, we carry a huge variety of products so there’ll always be
something to meet your needs. Below we list a few of your racking options and
why they could be right for your business.

Selective Pallet Racking

This is the most basic and most common storage system used in
warehouses. With selective racking, every pallet you have is accessible at all
times. Giving you immediate access to all stored products, this system is very
fast to use and is great when you have a huge range of different products that
you need to access regularly.

Double Deep Pallet Racking

If you’re looking to maximise storage capacity in limited space, then double
deep racking could be the solution for you. In this system, pallets are stored
two deep at each access point, so front row pallets will need to be moved out
of the way in order to access the back row. By reducing your aisle-to-rack
ratio, you’ll gain space and stock rotation will still be possible. To use this
system, you’ll need a special reach forklift truck.

Drive-in Pallet Racks

Also known as drive-through racking, this system is very high density,
providing excellent storage capacity. A drive-in rack has no aisles, saving a
significant amount of space. Pallets are stored in a continuous block, using a
last in first out principle. This system is operated with standard forklifts
and is good for non-perishable items and fast-moving stock.

Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking

Narrow aisle racks provide you with high-density storage up to a height
of 13m, where pallets are manoeuvred using turret trucks and automatic stacker
cranes. The benefit of this system is that it gives you immediate access to all
items while maximising storage capacity with its very limited aisle space.

Cantilever Racks

This racking style is designed for use with items of varying lengths,
shapes and sizes. When your products can’t be stored on standard pallets, a cantilever
rack allows you to carry a wide range of stock without needing multiple racking
systems to accommodate them. Cantilever systems can reach great heights, giving
you high storage density per metre on the ground and making the best use of
available space.

Live Storage Racks

These racks use gravity to gently roll cartons or pallets to the pick
face of the system, working on a first-in-first-out basis. In live storage
areas, forklifts are physically separated from pedestrians to increase worker
safety and efficiency. Using this method means stock rotation is automatic, so
it’s great for perishable items.

For more information on the warehouse racking products that we offer, or
to make an enquiry, call Storage Ideas now on 02 9731 7999 or visit our website
contact page for more ways to get in touch.

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