What are the different types of racking systems?
Pallet racking is an essential component of any warehouse or storage facility. It allows businesses to maximize their storage space and improve the efficiency of their operations. Our industrial partner Interlake Mecalux is a leading provider of pallet racking solutions, offering a wide range of options to meet the needs of different businesses. In this blog, we will explore the different types of pallet racking available.
Selective pallet racking
Selective pallet racking is the most common type of pallet racking and is ideal for businesses that require quick and easy access to their inventory. It allows for direct access to every pallet, making it an excellent choice for high-turnover storage. Interlake Mecalux’s selective pallet racking is designed to accommodate a wide range of pallet sizes and weights, making it versatile enough to meet the needs of almost any business.
Double deep pallet racking
Double deep pallet racking is a cost-effective option for businesses that need to store large quantities of the same product. It allows for two pallets to be stored back-to-back, doubling the storage capacity of a standard selective pallet racking system. Interlake Mecalux’s double deep pallet racking is designed with safety in mind, with special attention given to load distribution and stability.
Drive-in pallet racking
Drive-in pallet racking is an excellent choice for businesses that have a large volume of the same product to store. It allows forklifts to drive directly into the racking system, reducing the amount of space required for aisles. Interlake Mecalux’s drive-in pallet racking is designed to withstand the high demands of constant forklift traffic and is available in both roll-formed and structural steel options.
Push-back pallet racking
Push-back pallet racking is a high-density storage solution that allows for pallets to be stored up to six deep. It works on a last-in, first-out (LIFO) system, where pallets are pushed back as new ones are added, and removed from the front as needed. Interlake Mecalux’s push-back pallet racking is designed for heavy-duty use, with sturdy rails and a modular design that allows for easy customization.
Pallet flow racking
Pallet flow racking is a dynamic storage solution that allows for high-density storage of pallets while maintaining easy accessibility. It operates on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) system, where pallets are loaded from the back and move forward on gravity rollers. Interlake Mecalux’s pallet flow racking is designed for high volume, heavy-duty use, and can accommodate a wide range of pallet sizes and weights.
In conclusion, there is a wide range of pallet racking solutions to meet the needs of different businesses. Whether you require high-density storage or easy accessibility, Interlake Mecalux has a solution that will work for you. By understanding the different types of pallet racking available, businesses can choose the right solution to maximize their storage space and improve the efficiency of their operations.
By Cornell Sanner