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Pallet Rack - Pallet racks are available in a number of configurations and styles. Some factors affecting the type of rack chosen would include:

 • Cost
 • Available space
 • Weight of materials

A selective pallet rack, which consists of upright frames and cross beams, is the most common type. Selective pallet racks can be set up individually or combined with other uprights and beams to form rows or racking. Shelves can also be added by installing additional beams, which are normally covered with wood or wire decking.

Push-Back Rack - Push-back pallet racks fill the aisles of a storage area, allowing the storage of pallets two to six deep. Push-back racks work by placing pallet loads on a series of nesting carts fed forward by gravity on rigid structural steel rails. As a pallet is loaded from the front, it pushes the pallet behind it back one position. When unloading, the front pallet is removed and the rear pallets automatically come forward to the front picking position. Operators can store product from 2-6 pallets deep, with front-only loading from a single aisle. This rack configuration allows for deep storage a each rack level.

Drive-In Rack - Another variation, known as drive-in racks, slide back on a continuous rail; this allows a forklift truck to enter the rack from one side to pick up or pull out pallets allowing last-in, first-out storage

Drive-Thru shelving systems allow a forklift to enter the rack and pull out the pallets from both sides. Drive-through systems are open at both ends, allowing first-in, first-out storage.

Drive-In/Drive-Thru Rack requires fewer aisles, you can store more pallets than with conventional pallet racks. Forklifts can drive directly into the rack to allow storage of six or more pallets deep.

Pallet Flow Rack - Utilizes gravity to flow pallets into super-high-density racks. It is perfect for fast-moving product with first-in/first out (FIFO) stock rotation. Loaded at the higher end and unloaded at the lower end.

Warehouse floor space utilization can be maximized with fewer aisles by storing pallets back to back. Unlike in static systems such as Drive-In racking, product flows back to a picking position and is easily accessible to the operator.

Deep Reach Rack - Deep Reach Racking is the placement of a row of standard pallet rack behind another. A wise choice for increased density in situations where you may typically have 5 or more pallet loads of any particular identical product. Using a deep reach lift truck, an operator places one pallet into the system first, then another in front of it, enabling twice as many pallets to be stored for a given number of aisles.

Cantilever Rack - Similar to pallet racks, except the front upright beams and the front supporting beams are eliminated.

Cantilever shelves are particulary suitable for storing long loads such as bar stock, pipes and lumber. The light and heavy versions of this system offer the possibility of locating the levels (arms) on one or both sides of the fully independent structure.

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• Pallet rack
• Push-back rack
• Drive-in rack
• Pallet flow rack
• Deep reach rack
• Cantilever rack


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