Industrial Warehouse Storage Racking Options
- Dec 28, 2018 -
Industrial Warehouse Racking Options
Selective pallet rack is ideal for warehouses or distribution centers with continuous product circulation or that require access to all palletized items simultaneously. Pallets are loaded and unloaded from the front in selective pallet rack systems.
Drive-in and drive-through rack is ideal for storing large quantities of homogeneous products, products with long life spans, and products that require large, one-time moves. For drive-in racks, lift trucks load and unload by entering through the front of the system and then backing out, making it a last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventory management option. In drive-through racks, lift trucks are able to enter through both ends of the system for loading and unloading, allowing for a first-in, first-out (FIFO) storage option. Drive-through racks are a convenient option, but require an additional aisle.
Cantilever rack is ideal for easily storing and retrieving products with varying weights, lengths, and sizes, such as lumber, furniture, and plumbing. Cantilever systems do not require uprights, allowing for easy product accessibility and selectivity paired with high down-aisle density. Cantilever systems offer easy arm adjustability, providing a full range of loading capabilities that can be customized to your storage application.
Push back rack is ideal for warehouses and distribution centers that require access to multiple groups of SKUs simultaneously, as well as freezer and cooler environments. This industrial warehouse racking option is designed for last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventory management. The rack supports carts that move along inclined rails. Push back systems utilize the warehouse cube to reduce required aisle space and maximize product storage, making it a high-density pallet storage solution. A variety of layout configurations are available with variable bay widths to accommodate single-wide or double-wide pallet rows.
Carton flow rack is ideal for storing materials with expiration dates such as food and beverage, materials that vary in size, and freezer or cold storage applications. It is also a practical option for high volume case-pick and piece-pick applications, as the products are continuously available to the pickers working on the system. This industrial warehouse racking option designed for warehouses and distribution centers that require first-in, first-out (FIFO) inventory management and can be configured it many different ways, making it highly customizable. The rack supports inclined rollers or wheels that allow cartons to glide from the back (loading) aisle to the front (picking) aisle. Brakes can be included for speed control. These gravity systems provide excellent volume utilization.
Pallet flow rack is ideal for materials with expiration dates, freezer or cold storage, food and beverage storage, and materials that vary in size, similar to carton flow rack. It is designed for larger inventory movement on pallets and utilizes first-in, first-out (FIFO) product management. This industrial warehouse racking option supports inclined rollers or wheels that allow cartons to glide from the back (loading) aisle to the front (picking) aisle. These gravity systems provide excellent volume utilization and brakes can be included for speed control.