Pallet Racking

Features of Pallet Racking

Pallet racking is a flexible industrial storage solution designed to be configured in various ways. We will help you choose the right type of pallet racking system for your needs depending on:

  • The type of goods, weight, height and pallet sizes to be stored
  • The amount of floor space and headroom available for the racking installation
  • The speed of throughput and picking rates
  • The type of materials handling equipment used

We recommend arranging an on-site meeting so we can assess your requirements.

The most common warehouse racking options include wide aisle, narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and double deep. You can learn more about each type below.

Wide Aisle Pallet Racking

This is a conventional racking layout which allows access to each pallet in conjunction with counter-balance and reach trucks.

Features & Benefits:

  • 100% selectivity – provides full access to pallets
  • Allows the use of standard counter-balance and reach trucks
  • Aisle dimensions are commonly 2.8m – 3.5m
  • Lift heights up to 9.0m with reach trucks or 6.0m with counter-balance trucks

Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking

Generally used in conjunction with articulating trucks such as Bendi, Flexi and Aislemaster.

Features & Benefits:

  • 100% selectivity – provides full access to pallets
  • Maximises pallet capacity
  • Aisle dimensions are commonly 1.8m – 2.2m with lift heights up to 11.0m
  • Used in conjunction with articulating trucks which can operate both within a warehouse and outside

Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking

Generally used in conjunction with either specialist wire guided ‘man-up’ or turret trucks . These are designed to access pallets in very narrow aisles.

Features & Benefits:

  • 100% selectivity – provides full access to pallets
  • Specialist manual handling equipment required
  • Lower risk of damage as trucks are guided by wire or rail
  • Aisle dimensions are commonly 1.6m – 1.8m with lift heights up to 13.0m
  • Requires a very good quality floor

Double Deep Pallet Racking

Pallets are stored two rows deep so you can double your storage capacity. Pallets are accessed with a specialist forklift truck with extending forks.

Features & Benefits:

  • 50% selectivity
  • Reduces the number of aisles
  • A bottom beam is often required
  • Ideal for multiple quantities of the same product

Based in Bournemouth or Poole in Dorset, Portsmouth, Hampshire or Wiltshire?  If you are looking for industrial racking and need advice, contact us today for a free no obligation quote. Get in touch using the form on this page or give us a call on 0800 917 1103.

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