Pallet racking encompasses such a wide range of options these days, so it can be easy to get confused as to what’s what and which type of pallet racking would best suit your business requirements. Take a look at some of the key features of a few of the different kinds of pallet racking and their most common applications.
Selective Pallet Racking
This type of pallet racking is one of the most used forms of racking across a variety of industries. It is designed so that you can start with just one or two bays (hence the term ‘selective’) and then add bays over a period of time as your needs expand. Selective pallet racking is one of the most cost effective options as well, simply due to its nature that you can add to it over time. It offers excellent stock rotation and shelving beams can be added if you need items to be handpicked. It is often used in many industries including agriculture, automotive, food and beverage, mining and pharmaceutical.
Drive In Pallet Racking
Drive in pallet racking is exactly that – forklifts are required to drive into the racking to load and unload the pallets. It is well suited to high density environments where the main principle is first in last out (FILO). It is cost effective and offers excellent product protection as the stock is not manually handled. It is an ideal choice for cold room storage, high density storage and goods produced and stored in large quantities.
Push Back Pallet Racking
One of the highest density styles of pallet racking on the market, push back pallet racking allows you to store anything from two up to six pallets deep. This makes them ideal for a range of industries such as manufacturing, automotive and logistics. Accessing the pallets is quick and easy and the risk of stock damage is low as the pallets come to you instead of having to be picked individually.
Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking
Exactly as the name describes, narrow aisle pallet racking is constructed with narrow aisles and tall bays to maximise storage in the warehouse. It is essentially selective racking but configured into narrower aisles. Because it uses less floor space, it means you can really fit in as much storage space as possible, so it’s perfect for smaller warehouses. Retail and industrial applications are common with this type of racking.
Blue Diamond Storage are experts in pallet racking in Perth as well as being able to deliver across Australia. If you need new pallet racking or a warehouse redesign to optimise your efficiency, speak to one of their friendly designers who can conduct a free on-site, no obligation consultation to help you make the most of your current space.