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Drive-In Racking

Drive-in racking is the ideal solution for storing large quantities of similar pallets. The system provides safe block stacking, increasing your storage space utilisation considerably.

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Features


Aisle Width

3-4 metres

Space

85% Space Utilisation

Access

Pallet Accessibility Reduced

Throughput

Low Throughput Speeds

Forklift

Conventional Forklift Options

What is Drive-In Racking?

Drive-In racking is an ideal system for large quantities of the same type of product. It works on the principle of first in last out so is not particularly good for stock rotation. It is often possible to in practice double the racking capacity of a conventional pallet racking system.

It is a variation to block stacking. Sharing many of the same characteristics in that you have to move the last pallet to get to the next to last pallet etc. Drive-in racking can be used instead of block stacking where the pallets are likely to crush one another when stacked on top of each other.

Drive-In racking is often referred to as Deep storage which was a Dexion trade name. Drive-In racking is constructed from a collection of frames not joined together by beams hence there is a large unsupported strut especially in higher installation. Attached to these frames are rails on which the edge of the pallets sit on.

Drive-In racking needs to have good quality pallets and the installation needs to be designed well.

For a number of years, we have supplied and maintained drive-in racking at Cott Beverages at Nelson. The products stored are pallets of drinks so the weights are particularly high. As pallets are loaded onto the side of curtain sider lorries the customer wanted to store the pallets on the narrow side thus having only a narrow aisle between the drive-in racking uprights.

The installation can be relatively high with racking frames up to 10.3 meters. This required an exceptionally strong and robust upright and not many racking manufacturers can offer an upright substantial enough for such loads. We installed the Torri PN140 system which was adequate for the loads being imposed. In total in excess of 15000 pallet positions have been installed on the site.

Advantages of this system

  • Provides a very high storage density and maximises space
  • Each pallet is supported individually so damage from crushing is eliminated
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Pallet Racking Systems

Adjustable Pallet Racking

This is the most common form of pallet racking. APR is a system of beams clipped into frames.

In general the beams support the pallet but on occasions the pallet is also supported by timber decking, mesh decking or pallet support bars.

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Very Narrow Aisle Racking

Very Narrow Aisle Racking is generally used in warehouses which are a little tighter on space.

Using a narrow aisle Forklift truck allows you to access all pallets, lifting higher and working faster than standard counterbalance trucks.

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Drive-in Racking

Drive-in Racking is an ideal system for large quantities of the same type of product. It is a variation to block stacking.

It works on the principle of first in last out so is not particularly good for stock rotation.

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Push Back Racking

Push Back Racking systems are designed around the principle of organising space by depth rather than width.

This depth arrangement greatly reduces aisle space and increases storage density.

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Shuttle Racking

Shuttle Racking is an alternative to Drive In racking or Live Storage Racking.

The idea is that each lane is a single product but unlike drive in racking not all products within the bay need to be the same thus allowing greater density of storage.

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Live Storage Racking

Live Storage Racking is a system where pallets are put onto rollers at one end and they can then run down the rollers to be picked off at the other end.

It is a relatively expensive storage solution but can improve efficiency in many warehouses.

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Mobile Pallet Racking

The Mobile Pallet Racking consist of units of conventional pallet racking mounted on a steel framed base.

This system is installed over guided mobile bases that slide laterally, eliminating the need for aisles.

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Special Racking

Carpets, carpet pads and rolls of vinyl are inefficiently stored on pallets, which is why carpet racks are a much better storage alternative to maximize your valuable floor space. A system that is good for storing rolled up lengths of material such as carpet.

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