SELECTING THE RIGHT RACKING
Different types of pallet rack offer different solutions - which is right for your operation? Here are some basics:
- Selective Racking - most flexible and popular racking system, usually single-deep, this type of racking makes any pallet in the rack system accessible without having to move another pallet.
- Pallet Flow Racking - ofen referred to as gravity racking, gravity allows the pallet to roll to the front of the system upon loading. When the pallet is removed from the front of the racking system, the pallets behind roll to the front.
- Push Back Racking - used for high-density storage, carts in the rack are stacked on top of each other. The first pallet is loaded from the front and sits on the top cart. When the second pallet is loaded, it pushes the top cart with the first pallet back, granting access to place the new pallet on the second cart.
- Drive-In Racking - used to store a high number of SKUs, forklifts drive into the racking system to move a pallet. This type of racking is cost-effective by maximizing storage space.
- Double Deep Racking - created by placing one row of selective racking backing and is less expensive than other high-density options.
- Cantilever Racking - used to store items that cannot be easiy stored on pallets. It is primarily used to store longer and heavier items that need to be stored horizontally across multiple arms (lumber or steel pipes).
- Mezzanies - maximize your overhead space with mezzanines. You can fully utilize existing overhead space and gain working, office, storage, or manufacturing areas.