When you work in a warehouse, factory or any building where products are stored, one of the most complex aspects of the job is ensuring that the pallets you use for storage are safely and effectively organised. When it comes to pallet racking, there are several different options to think about that will help increase the efficiency of your business and improve your working environment. Take a look below to find out everything you need to know about pallet racking solutions for your business.
Adjustable Pallet Racking
Adjustable pallet racking is a versatile option that’s quick and easy to install as well as being cost effective. This type of racking can be used in wide aisles where the use of specialist handling equipment is necessary. It can also be utilised with adjustable beams so the racking can be reconfigured as and when necessary. Each pallet can be accessed directly and modified to meet the needs of various products. Adjustable racking is the most common type used within factories and warehouses and can be purchased in a wide range of sizes and weight capacities.
Narrow Aisle pallet Racking
As the name suggests, this type of racking can be utilised in narrower spaces and can significantly increase the space within an area, often by as much as 50%. Narrow aisle pallet racking is tough, strong and durable and can be stacked to extreme heights, so when used in conjunction with a forklift, narrow racking can be the idea way to pack more storage into your warehouse. Narrow aisle racking is fitted with rails which guide fork lifts perfectly into position, making this type of racking an extremely safe option.
Drive in Pallet Racking
Drive in pallet racking works on a first in last out system, which means not as much aisle or gangway space is needed. This type of storage is easy to access and an ideal solution for business with only one or two different products because it’s only possible to access products being stored at the front. Drive in racking can increase space by more than half, so it could also help lower your storage costs and increase your revenue.
Double Deep Pallet Racking
Pallets can be stored two deep with this kind of racking, which means more space can be used but pallets can still be easily accessed. By using this type of racking you can reduce the number of access aisles necessary in favour of additional storage. However, this option can restrict the speed at which orders can be picked but effective management and organisation can easily overcome this problem.
When you sell a product that you need to stock, the storage you choose could end up making or breaking your business. So before you pick a pallet make sure you’ve carefully considered all your options and your needs.
With proper planning and professional consultation, you can find all the right solutions to your storage needs and ensure that the pallets you use are tough, strong, safe and effective.
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