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What types of pallet racking are there?

What types of pallet racking are there ?

Pallet Racking from Storage Concepts

There are many types of pallet racking systems including the standard bay type when normally 2 No. 1200mm wide pallets are fitted onto a 2700mm long beam with the 1m depth of the pallet sitting into the bay which is normally 900mm deep with a 50mm overhang each side.  Heights can vary from low level 2m up to 15m high.

There are also narrow aisle pallet racking systems where the aisles are normally set at say 1.5m which maximises the cube of a warehouse and specialist narrow aisle trucks are used.

The aisles can be wire guided so the fork truck will follow the wire guide so as not to damage the racking or guide rails can be used as an alternative method.

The narrow aisle can also be regarded as high bay pallet racking because normally the bays are fitted into high bay warehouses.

Further pallet racking types

Another system to maximise space is drive-in racking which is based on deep lanes so that a standard type pallet can be fitted, therefore saving the requirement for aisles and thereby saving space.  These systems can vary in depth and height and the pallets fit onto stub arms which allows the fork lift truck loading the pallets to drive into the bays to load the pallets.

Pallet racking can also be fitted onto mobile bases which are normally electric, again standard bay sizes and this system again allows the saving of aisle space.

Have a query regarding pallet Racking? If so, please call Storage Concepts on 01664 410414 or us this contact form and one of our team will be in contact shortly.

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A recent warehouse refit project

High bay pallet racking with mesh shelves

Storage Concepts based in Melton Mowbray recently completed a major warehouse refit project for a leading agricultural machinery manufacturer based in Nottinghamshire.  The full warehouse refit project consisted of dismantling all of their low level 4m high pallet racking and reinstalling higher 6m pallet racking with extra beam levels to create extra pallet spaces.

The work was completed in four different stages which allowed the customer to continue their day picking and distribution and created an extra 2000 pallet positions.  Each pair of beams was decked with mesh panels to save any spillage from the pallets, they also supplied widespan shelving systems in a variety of different  widths and depths 6m high to create archive storage shelving.

An existing mezzanine floor was extended and then a powered belt conveyor was installed to take tote boxes from the ground level to the mezzanine level  which in the past had been done manually which again saved the customer precious time and created better productivity for them to handle their increased product picking.

There was also an existing run of cantilever racking and the cantilever arms were decked with 18mm chipboard to store long items but this was proving unsatisfactory so Storage Concepts re-decked the levels with 38mm thick particle board and put strengthening braces in between the arms to offer safer and stronger shelving positions.

Please contact us here at Storage Concepts at any time to arrange a visit to your premises at which point we can arrange to have drawn up detailed drawings and specifications to utilise your space better.

 

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