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Pallet racking is the most common form of pallet storage solution in warehouses that store and distribute palletised products. Pallet racking systems come in all shapes and sizes, and are designed to suit virtually any pallet specification and building dimensions when used with the correct materials and handling equipment (such as pedestrian stackers or forklift trucks).

Different types of industrial pallet racking systems are available, from wide aisle pallet racking to pallet live storage or push back racking, which deliver a dense storage capacity by storing pallets on roller beds to offer a first in-first out or first in-last out scenario respectively.

Rack-Master are pallet racking designers and suppliers. We can help you find the right warehouse pallet racking system to suit your needs AND your budget. Please contact us to arrange your free site survey and feasibility study so that we can assess your requirements and provide you with some options.

Remember, although we're based in West Yorkshire we deal nationwide and can supply each of the racking types below as new or used pallet racking.

Wide Aisle Pallet Racking

Wide Aisle Pallet Racking

The most common solution for warehouses that require some form of pallet racking. Wide aisles (2.8m - 3.5m) allow for the use of a variety of standard forklift trucks (such as reach or counterbalance trucks) whilst maintaining single pallet selectivity - meaning that any pallet within the system can be accessed at any time.

Modern articulated forklift trucks (such as the Flexi / Bendi / Aisle Master) can work in aisles as narrow as 1.8m meaning standard wide aisle pallet racking and shelving is becoming ever more popular for many warehousing applications.

Wide aisle pallet racking systems are available to suit virtually any pallet specification and this system is an excellent starting point for any new facility using pallets.

Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking

Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking

Essentially the same as wide aisle pallet racking (see above) but as the name suggests, operates in a much narrower aisle using specialist forklifts such as narrow aisle (NA) or very narrow aisle (VNA) trucks. Typical aisle dimensions for these are in the region of 1.4m - 1.6m depending on the type of truck and the overall height of the pallet racking system used, allowing for a much denser storage capacity compared to wide aisle pallet racking.

We usually design and supply our narrow aisle warehouse pallet racking systems with either underground wire guidance systems or angled guiderails to ensure that the forklifts negotiate the tight aisles with minimal damage to the racking.

Drive-In Pallet Racking

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This is the way to get the highest density of pallet storage capacity without block-stacking your pallets. In drive-in racking, a standard forklift drives into the lanes with the pallet and locates it onto cantilevered rails.

This system is suited to operations where you require a lot of storage of a similar product or where space is at a premium, such is in a cold store. This is because drive-in racking works on a 'first in - last out' basis (FI-LO) and is not ideal for single pallet selectivity as you have to clear a full lane at a time to get pallets from the back.

Pallet Live Storage

Pallet Live Storage

A great way to get the highest density of storage capacity without block stacking your pallets, and whilst maintaining a good flow of products. This pallet racking installation works with two faces, a loading face and an off-loading face. Pallets are placed into roller lanes at the loading face and roll under the force of gravity to the off-loading face, so you get a 'first in - first out' (FI-FO) scenario ensuring good stock rotation. This can be accessed using most types of forklift truck.

This pallet racking system is suited to operations where space is at a premium but you are storing a product that needs to be rotated frequently (e.g. perishable products in the food industry). Pallet live storage also works well feeding into warehouse loading docks rather than block stacking pallets in lanes on the warehouse floor, enabling you to increase the capacity of your marshalling area.

Push-Back Pallet Racking

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A good way to get high density storage capacity without block stacking your pallets, as long as you don't need to go more than six pallets deep. This pallet racking system works with one access face which is used for loading and off-loading the system. Pallets are placed into roller or trolley lanes at the loading face which are then 'pushed back' each time a fresh pallet is loaded at the front. This is a 'first in - last out' (FI-LO) scenario similar to drive-in pallet racking. The difference between the two pallet racking solutions is that 'push back' enables you to off-load by level rather than by having to empty a full lane. This can be accessed using most types of forklift truck.

This form of pallet racking installation is suited to operations where space is at a premium, and you have storage of several different types of product that require relatively easy access (such as in a freezer store).

Carpet Pallet Racking

Carpet Racking

This system is good for storing rolled lengths of material such as carpet. Essentially, this works by having several bays of standard pallet racking with spacers in between, back to back (typically around 4M deep overall). A full length chipboard base is applied to each level to protect the stored materials from snagging or other damage.

This form of pallet racking is typically suited to counterbalance forklifts with a boom attachment instead of forks. Drivers 'joust' the booms down the length of the central hole, enabling them to be picked up safely.

Double-Deep Pallet Racking

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Pallets are stored in the same way as wide aisle pallet racking, except that they are stored two pallets deep and are accessed by specialist forklift trucks with telescopic forks. This allows them to reach further and access the pallet location behind.

This pallet racking shelving system offers good storage capacities although single pallet selectivity is affected as you need to remove the front pallet to gain access to the rear pallet, dramatically increasing picking times.

Coil Racking

Coil Racking

There are two ways of storing coils. Either 'eye to the sky' meaning that the coil lies on the pallet with its central hole facing up, or using a 'coil cradle', where side-on coils can be 'jousted' by forklifts with a boom attachment.

Coils stored 'eye to the sky' are usually stored in standard pallet racking. Coil cradles do away with pallets and enable single coil selectivity. This system is good for manufacturing plants that use steel coils during their manufacturing processes. It gets the coils in a position where they can be accessed easily and located straight in to an industrial machine without having to change the orientation of the coil or remove a pallet.

Heavy Duty Pallet Racking

Heavy Duty Pallet Racking

Similar to standard wide aisle pallet racking, but where the standard system has a limited weight capacity, heavy duty pallet racking steps up to the plate. This is for bay loadings of typically 20,000Kgs plus or loads per level in excess of 4,000kgs (depending on level overall dimensions).

We achieve this by moving away from standard manufactured racking parts, instead selecting structural universal beam (UB) sections of the sort more commonly found in buildings. As a pallet racking manufacturer, we can design and build your bespoke racking and tailor it to your specific loads and environment. Heavy duty pallet racking systems are usually accessed by high capacity counterbalance forklifts.

Radio Shuttle Racking

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A combination of drive-in racking, push-back racking and pallet live storage. Pallets are stored flat, without rollers / dynamic flow beds, but the forklift never enters the lane. Instead, the forklift positions a 'shuttle device' in a runner section that runs underneath each pallet lane. The shuttle device is programmed to either bring the pallets back to the front of the pick face (as with push-back) or to the rear of the system (as with pallet live) meaning you can have 'first in - first out' (FI-FO) stock rotation with multiple pick faces or 'first in - last out' (FI-LO) stock rotation with a single pick face. The higher the throughput of the system, the more shuttle devices you will have running at any one time.

To determine which pallet racking system is the right one for your organisation, talk to us now on 01422 300 644.