Create functional and logical warehouse storage with the right pallet racking system.
Pallet racking can be configured in a variety of ways and systems, depending on the customer’s requirements and pallet load.
Whether its frozen food in a cold store utilising either Dexion Drive-in racking or Dexion mobile racking (MOVO), or bulk goods, such as products with a “best before date”, that are stored on a FIFO (first in first out) pallet flow system, all goods stored on pallets will be ideally stored by one of these methods as this provides optimal storage economics.
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Uprights (also called frames, or less commonly, legs) are the support columns that hold up individual shelves in a section of the rack. Pallet rack uprights form the ends of what is commonly known as ‘bays‘ of pallet racking.
Single-deep pallet rack is also the least expensive rack option. According to “Rules of Thumb,” a pricing guide published by Dexion, standard selective pallet rack costs about £25 to £60 per pallet position in 2019.
Standard pallet racks are generally manufactured to hold 1000kgs per pallet position.
Standard pallet rack depths are 900mm and 1100mm. Upright heights are generally standard as long as they are in even one-metre increments. The most common upright heights are 4m, 5m, 8m and 10m. In 2019 the market has seen also 12m
Pallet/Gravity Flow – Pallet flow rack uses metal rollers and the force of gravity to feed pallets into the rack’s pick position and is used for its ability to get warehouses flowing. Like drive-in racking and other engineered systems, pallet flow works by eliminating aisles in order to maximize the available space.
Common Types of Pallet Racking Systems are:
APR Pallet Racking
Push Back Racking
Pallet Flow Racking
Carton Flow Racking
Pallet Shuttle Racking
Perfect for handling Double–deep racking; this attachment allows any non-pantograph forklifts to be used to handle double deep pallet racking. Hydraulic pumps move the forks/tynes in or out; controlled by the forklift operator, allowing the stock to be placed into the second row of a double deep racking system
Definition pallet position
Indicates the amount of space required on the floor of a means of transport for a particular product, based on the size of the pallet, and the number of such spaces that are available in the means of transport.
To measure the pallet rack cross beams, first measure from the inside of one upright to the inside of the opposite upright. This inside dimension between the two uprights is the length of the beam. In many instances, the measurement will be in 100mm increment.
As the most common form of pallet storage: Pallets stored in wide aisle racking are not subject to restrictions in layout and are accessible at all times using standard forklift trucks.
Mobile Pallet Racking - MOVO utilises the space of a warehouse to its maximum, saving up to 40% of the space of conventional Pallet Racking.
Multi-tier pallet racking provides walkways which are built into the pallet racking structure, creating manual pick lanes at various levels.
Narrow Aisle pallet racking is the space-saving option if floor space is limited: maximum storage capacity, fast accessability to every pallet and quick order-picking straight from the racking.
Dexion carton flow is built either as stationary units or supplied with lockable wheels for fast and simple alterations when changes in layout are required.
The Pallet Pull-Out Units makes it possible to move pallets back- and forward similar to drawers, even with a full load up to 1000 kg.
Ideal for storing large quantities of the same types of goods: your existing space can be used up to 90% more effectively than with conventional pallet storage layout.
The Pallet Shuttle System is a semi-automated storage solution for the handling of goods inside channels similar to a drive-in setup.
Push back pallet racking for pallet storage. Pallets are stored on carts or trolleys in a first in last out (FILO) principle.
Push back pallet racking for pallet storage. Pallets are stored on wheel/rollers in a first in last out (FILO) principle.
The PalletFlow push-through racking system is mainly used for storing large quantities of the same type of palletized goods on the first-in, first-out (FIFO) principle.
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