What is pallet racking?
Pallet rack is a material handling storage system designed to store materials on pallets. Pallet racking for warehouses comes in a variety of format, with different heights, depths and widths. Although there are many varieties of pallet racking, all types allow for the storage of palletized materials in horizontal rows with multiple levels.
Why choose pallet racking?
The advantages of pallet racking systems
- Adaptable – expanded or demounted quickly and efficiently
- 100% accessible
- Cost effective
- Utilises the height in your warehouse
There are many reasons why pallet racking is chosen as a storage supply especially in warehouses. One of these reasons is because pallet racking takes up less floor space. This is because pallet racking allows you to build upwards as well as outwards. This method allows pallet racking to be expanded or upgraded when needed both quickly and efficiently. If in some cases you do need to add more pallet racks, pallet racking is easy to assemble and can be bolted to the ground for added stability. This ensures the products stored on the pallet racking and safe and secure.
Pallet racking configurations
Pallet racking can be arranged in a number of different configurations, depending upon your storage, speed and stock accessibility requirements.
The different pallet racking systems include:
- Wide aisle pallet racking
- Narrow aisle pallet racking
- Very narrow pallet racking
- Double deep pallet racking
- Drive-in pallet racking
- Carpet racking
Along with all of the varieties of pallet racking stated above, there are more different systems. However they seem to be less popular but might be essential for your type of business.
Pallet racking is an essential tool for any business that carries large amounts of stock. You will need to decide what kind of pallet you will use, and work out how often you will need to access the pallets. This decision will probably depend on the shelf life of the stock your store on the pallets.