The Most Common Types of Racking

Warehouses use pallet racking to maximize the space they have available. A variety of systems are available when it comes to warehouse racking. What you require will influence your decision when choosing which type of racking you need.

Wide Aisle Pallet Racking

The most used pallet racking systems requiring no specialist handling equipment ensuring direct access to every pallet.

Narrow Aisle / Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking

Narrow Aisle and Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking optimises the maximum available space using specialist trucks which access product at much higher levels than traditional and pallet racking.

Drive-In Pallet Racking

This type of racking is designed to make use of the available floor space and uses a rotation system of last-in/first-out. Drive-In racking is a cost-effective option due to the space it can save in a warehouse environment.

Push Back Pallet Racking

High density product storage is push back racking’s speciality. Inventory items can be specifically selected, and the accessibility of products increases with the use of push back racking.

Pallet Flow Racking

This type of racking is also known as gravity flow racking and is ideal for high density storage. Loads are stored at the upper end of the racking and then removed at the lower end; the flow of the racks becomes automatic as more products are loaded.

Pallet Live Storage

Pallet Live Storage is a high-density storage solution ideal for warehouses with space constraints. The system offers a first-in-first-out solution which lends itself to the storage of perishable goods where stock rotation is critical. The concept is similar to push-back whereby pallets descend down dedicated lanes via gravity, the only difference being that the pallet is retrieved from the opposite end of the lane.

Cantilever Racking

If you’re storing long items such as timber or piping, then cantilever racking is the best racking solution for this requirement. Cantilever Racking is manufactured with steel columns of varying heights and steel arms fixed to the column specifically designed for storing longer products ensuring easy access.

These are some of the most common types of racking in use today and will provide an effective way of storing products in any warehouse environment.Warehouse