Pallet Racking basics- Superior storage solutions
Pallet racking is a modern solution to a problem as old as the Industrial Revolution- Space management. Pallet racking is a best practice option for warehousing and stock management, incorporating the latest stock management options with high value handling.
Pallet racking basic principles
Pallet racks are special frames, able to take heavy loads. This is the new version of industrial storage, using special handling machines called Reach Trucks (similar to forklifts, but part of the pallet rack system) Turret Trucks (used in high volume storage) and Stacker Cranes (built- in indoor mobile cranes) to manage loads. The essential concept is efficient use of cubic space, customized to business needs.
There are multiple types of pallet racking and shelving systems, but these are the fundamentals:
1. Pallet racks are constructed in two basic forms: pallets and non-pallets. As the name suggests, pallet racks are frames for holding goods on pallets. Non-pallets are shelved, able to carry diversified loads on high quality steel shelving, including heavy duty forms of shelving.
2. Pallet racking is extremely efficient. It creates maximum storage space. Pallet racks have multiple design formats adapted to ensure best possible use of space available. Pallet rack systems can be designed for any type of stock or business needs.
Commercial benefits of pallet racking
The pallet rack systems are self contained. They and their Reach Trucks are optimized for best stock management. They’re low-cost storage solutions, ideal for a range of commercial and industrial uses including:
1. Industrial stores
3. On site storage management for manufacturing
8. Chemical storage
10. Heavy load storage
This type of versatility is based on a good fundamental design principle. The best shelving systems are ultra-efficient, providing excellent stock management options and most importantly exceptionally efficient storage capabilities. Pallet racks can handle any kind of materials, simply and in conjunction with computerized storage systems. This is “precision storage”, matching an extremely flexible storage methodology with
A warehouse has 1000 cubic meters. The need is to make optimum use of space available for pallet stock for cost and performance efficiency. Pallet racks enable the use of 75-80% of this space including provision for access, multiple types of stock and loads and personnel.
A wholesaler of consumer goods with high turnover requires shelved pallet racks to manage extremely diverse goods with very high turnover. This is a complex site, because the diverse goods require different types of space. In this case, the shelved space allows easy, systematic storage of multiple types of goods as well as optimum use of space.
Customization- The secret weapon of the pallet racks
Pallet racks are the direct descendants of other types of frame storage, but they’re far superior, thanks to technology. Pallet rack systems use CAD design techniques, which are literally accurate to the millimeter, to provide major efficiencies. Custom design can provide major efficiencies for the most complex sites and warehousing roles.
If you’re looking for best options for storage and warehousing, have a feasibility study done on pallet racks for your business. Best practice starts with better concepts.