Aug 30 2019
Warehouse Pallet Racking Systems
Selective Racking Systems
The most common system of organized pallet storage is selective pallet racking. Selective racking systems provide immediate access to every pallet in the system while also making use of vertical space. The boltless, hardware-free design featured on modern brands makes selective racking easy to assemble and rearrange. To meet your needs, we carry one of the nation’s largest selections of in-stock teardrop pallet rack.
Cantilever Rack Systems
Some materials don’t fit neatly or effectively into pallet rack systems. Lumber and steel are often too long and awkward to fit on pallets, for example. Storing piping or long sheets of plywood in selective storage racks would make it clumsy to load and pick. It also could be dangerous. Materials like these are perfect for cantilever rack systems.
Cantilever warehouse storage rack systems are ideal for storing long items in continuous horizontal runs because there are no upright frames in the way. Cantilever racks are popular in a wide variety of settings and industries including lumber yards, hardware stores, and plumbing supply warehouses.
Push Back Racking
Push back pallet rack systems increase storage density and help you make the most of your warehouse space. These systems offer the unique advantage of increasing pallet count without sacrificing access to SKUs. Improved efficiency and storage density can yield long-term profits that make push back racking a smart investment for many organizations. This powerful combination of storage density, selectivity, and ease of use make push back racking a popular warehouse storage system.
Drive-In Racking Systems
Drive in pallet rack systems provide the greatest storage density of any engineered pallet storage system. By eliminating aisles, drive-in pallet racking systems maximize warehouse space efficiency. In fact, a drive-in rack system can increase pallet storage by as much as 60%. Drive in rack systems most often appear in warehouses with FILO (first in, last out) inventory rotations.
In warehouses with a large storage volume and a small number of SKUs, drive in rack systems produce peak storage. Because lift truck operators are driving in and out of the system, drive in pallet rack systems are almost always using structural racking.
Pallet Flow Racking Systems
Gravity flow pallet rack systems, also known as pallet flow racks, get your warehouse flowing. Pallet flow rack systems use metal rollers and the force of gravity to feed pallets to the front of the system, where they’re unloaded. Like drive-in rack systems, gravity flow racking maximizes storage space by minimizing aisles. Unlike drive-in systems, gravity flow systems operate using a first in, first-out (FIFO) inventory sequence. Gravity pallet flow systems are custom engineered to meet your individual needs and can store as many as 20 pallets per storage lane. Pallet flow rack systems are usually made using structural racking.
Carton Flow Racking Systems
Carton flow storage racks, also called “span track,” accommodate high-volume order picking and reduce the need for operator activity. Similar to gravity flow pallet systems, carton flow systems use gravity to “flow” cartons and boxes down rollers. These rollers are made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic. They’re usually found in “flowing” warehouses that have a high volume of products being moved and picked daily. Carton flow systems and conveyors provide maximum visibility and order accuracy when used in combination.