RACKING SYSTEMS

PALLET RACKING:

  • Selective Pallet Racking
  • Narrow Aisle Racking
  • Double deep pallet Racking
  • Multi-Tier Pallet Racking
  • Drive in Racking
  • Pallet Shuttle System

SELECTIVE / CONVENTIONAL PALLET RACKING

THIS IS THE MOST COMMONLY USED SYSTEM FOR DIRECT AND SINGLE ACCESS TO EACH PALLET, IT IS A COST EFFECTIVE STORAGE SYSTEM WHICH PROVIDES DIRECT ACCESS TO ALL PALLETS.

This solution is ideal for warehouses who deal with palletized products and a wide variety of SKUs. This system ensures the need for equipment is minimal and low capital costs. The aisle measurement between each rack and the rack height depends upon the warehouse facility and the lifting devices being used. Pallet sizes and height of the warehouse are important factors to determine the details. Pallet racks can be adjustable and constructed single or back to back.

ADVANTAGES OF SELECTIVE PALLET RACKING SYSTEM:

Space saving, Stack ability, Safety, Durability, Stock control, Adaptability, Accessibility, Flexibility, Space maximization.

NARROW AISLE PALLET RACKING

NARROW AISLE PALLET RACKING SYSTEMS ARE DESIGNED TO MEET THE NEW GENERATION OF WAREHOUSES UP TO 15 METERS HIGH, DESIGNED AROUND THE OPERATING TOLERANCES OF VERY NARROW AISLE (VNA) EQUIPMENT WITH AISLES MARGINALLY WIDER THAN THE LOAD. Such structures must have a high level of rigidity and accurate manufacturing tolerance. Warehouse capacity can be increase substantially over normal pallet racking by increasing operational height and the reduction of operation aisle.

ADVANTAGES OF CARROW AISLE PALLET RACKING:

  • Good stock rotation
  • Good order picking: 100% selectivity
  • Fast picking rate
  • Good product protection
  • 50% net pallet area usage of overall warehouse area
  • Limited pallet redundancy as system can run at 95%+ capacity

MULTI TIER PALLET RACKING

MULTI-TIER PALLET RACKING PROVIDES WALKWAYS WHICH ARE BUILT INTO THE PALLET RACKING STRUCTURE, CREATING MANUAL PICK LANES AT VARIOUS LEVELS. This type of structure offers an improved utilization of space than a traditional mezzanine floor arrangement. This type of pallet racking structure creates a number of levels and walkways for storing and collecting goods. Combining wooden, mesh or steel shelves the solution offers an increased number of picking levels.

ADVANTAGES OF MULTI TIER PALLET RACKING

  • Such a system makes complete utilization of the building height.
  • It optimizes the available floor space of the warehouse.
  • With such a system order picking on multiple levels are possible.
  • It is ideal if a business wants to combine Pallet storage and small goods storage
  • With such a system the need for a mezzanine floor is eliminated.

DRIVE IN RACKING

THIS SYSTEM IS BASED ON THE STORAGE BY ACCUMULATION PRINCIPLE, WHICH ENABLES THE HIGHEST USE OF AVAILABLE SPACE IN TERMS OF BOTH AREA AND HEIGHT. DRIVE-IN PALLET RACKING PROVIDE MAXIMUM STORAGE CAPACITY USING THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF SPACE. It is particularly suited to store very large quantities of homogeneous products.  Loading and unloading is undertaken by means of counter balance or reach trucks that drive down each lane into the racks. Two management systems are available: the drive-in system, with only one access aisle, and the drive-through system, with access to the load from both sides of the rack.

First-In Last-Out Stock Rotation

Drive-In racking operates on the system of First-In Last-Out (FILO), therefore it only suits products that is stored in sufficient volume to require multiples lanes to ensure stock rotation.

ADVANTAGES OF DRIVE IN PALLET RACKING

  • Maximum usage of the available space Out (FILO)
  • Store very large quantities of homogeneous products.
  • Rigorous control of entries and exits.
  • Rigorous control of entries and exits.
  • It allows as many SKU as loading lanes.

PALLET SHUTTLE SYSTEM

THE PALLET SHUTTLE SYSTEM OFFERED BY US IS A SEMI-AUTOMATED STORAGE SOLUTION FOR THE HANDLING OF GOODS INSIDE CHANNELS SIMILAR TO A DRIVE-IN SETUP. THE PALLET SHUTTLE SYSTEM REMOVES THE NEED FOR FORKLIFT TRUCKS TO ENTER THE AISLES AND HENCE OFFERS A COST EFFECTIVE AND TIME SAVING STORAGE SOLUTION.  All handling of the goods within the channels is carried out using the Pallet Shuttle which is remotely controlled by the user. Handling of the pallets outside of the rack is conducted using standard forklift trucks. This therefore removes the need for a forklift truck to access the storage channel. The pallets are placed on a Pallet Shuttle (a battery powered pallet cart) which carries the pallets into the rack.

ADVANTAGES OF PALLET SHUTTLE RACK

  • Efficient system of compact storage for warehouses with low levels of SKU
  • Optimization of storage, loading and unloading stages.
  • Low level of risks or stress to the warehouse operating staff.
  • Low level of risks or damage to the equipment -loading machinery and racks, thanks to the movement front warehouse.
  • Removes the need for specialist forklift trucks.