Posted on 16th September 2021
Do you own a warehouse or another large storage facility? Do you require a storage solution to ensure your stock is organised and storage space is maximised? At Advanced Handling & Storage, we offer a wide range of new and second-hand racking to help you get set up with a pallet racking system that works efficiently for you and your business.
Before deciding on the correct type of pallet racking for you, a few things are essential to consider in the decision-making process.
How big is the floor space at your facility? – Your floor size largely dictates the scale of your project and how much storage space you can have.
What is the ceiling height at your facility? – Height also contributes to the storage space you have available. Knowing the height of your facility allows you to plan how tall your pallet racking system can be built. Sufficient height also gives the option for mezzanine levels for additional storage.
How frequently do you need access to your pallets? – If your pallets are being stored for long periods, you may want to consider prioritising storage density.
How many pallets will you be storing? – The more pallets you need to store at one given time will determine how much racking you require.
What type of forklift truck or equipment will you be using? – If you require the use of specialist equipment, including a forklift truck in your warehouse, you will need to consider extra space for it. We can advise on this too.
What is your budget for pallet racking? – Generally, a larger pallet racking system will require a bigger budget. Other factors that can impact the budget are storage density, building requirements, and extra features.
Depending on your individual needs, there are 4 main types of pallet racking you could consider to enhance your storage system.
Cantilever racking is a pallet racking storage system specifically designed to store awkwardly long or bulky products. Made up of several components, cantilever racking offers no vertical obstructions to the storage area. It can be configured to virtually any length and has a very high maximum load capacity.
Push back racking allows pallets to be loaded onto wheeled crates or rollers and pushed back as new pallets are loaded from the front. Once the front pallet is removed the pallet behind it then moves forward to fill the space. This type of racking forms a highly efficient system that allows for high storage density.
Drive-in pallet racking is another relatively low-cost solution. This system conveniently allows forklift trucks to drive directly into a lane. To leave the face of each bay open, the pallets are supported by side rails. This type of system is ideal for storing large quantities of the same product.
Narrow aisle pallet racking makes efficient use of space and is a fantastic solution for fast order picking. Suppose you aren’t in a position to relocate to larger premises. In that case, this pallet racking system eliminates unnecessary aisle space and effectively utilises the floor space & ceiling height. Even better, less floor space means there is less room for empty pallets and unwanted debris.
If you would like more information on how we can provide you and your business with a cost-effective and efficient pallet racking system, please speak to one of our knowledgeable pallet racking specialists today.
Call us on 0800 345 7088 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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