Features of warehouse racking systems
Optimal use of warehouse storage space is impossible without a proper warehouse racking system. The storage rack should combine ease of use with adequate capacity to have a cost-effective application. In the following, we are going to deal with the characteristics of different types of storage shelves. Each type of shelf is suitable for a space and you should have the best choice according to your needs and space.
warehouse racking systems are categorized in terms of material, price, space and etc. pallet rack and its types are one of the most practical shelving systems in warehouses. In this system, the shelves are connected with bolts and no welding is needed to connect them. Using a pallet rack in your facility can increase storage capacity, which will increase the efficiency of the available space. Since there are many different types of shelving systems, we are going to explore the different options to help you identify the features of warehouse racking systems and which system is best for your warehouse.
- Push Back Racking
- Selective rock palette
- Carton Flow Rack
- Rock drive
- Pallet Flow Rack
- Rock console
Selective Pallet Rack
Selective Pallet Rack is the most common warehouse storage system. In this type of shelving, individual access to each pallet is possible. The basic components are columns and beams. The vertical sections are the toothed column sections and the beams are connected to the vertical columns on the other side and form the toothed structure. Depending on the type and size of these parts, you can store different types of pallets in this system.
Height adjustment, easy access to any pallet, cost-effectiveness, proper product protection and optimal use of space are some of the advantages of using this shelving system, which is widely used in supermarket shelves.
Drive-in Pallet Rack
Drive-in Pallet Rack is very suitable for a limited number of products. This system requires standard pallets. In this system, the first product you import is the last product you can export. This system requires experienced forklift drivers because they steer the forklift into the lane, and this requires sufficient skill.
Push Back Rack system
Push Back Rack system in the characteristics of different types of storage shelves is another shelving system that allows more choice of pallet drive shelves. Push Back Rack is a LIFO system, but several products can be stored in it because each line and level is accessible independently. In this case, different pallets can be placed next to each other, but these pallets are in a row.
Pallet Flow Rack
The Pallet Flow Rack is known as a good system for time sensitive products but in limited quantities, such as a variety of foods. The pallets are loaded from one side and the absorber rollers move them to the bottom of the shelf.
Carton Flow Rack
Carton Flow Rack also works as FIFO and is ideal for storing multiple SKUs (unique identifiers for a product. To introduce the Carton Flow Rack, it can be said that in this system, it is the force of gravity that causes the materials to be arranged downwards using different types of roller paths.
The difference between pallet flow and carton flow is that carton flow is used for light and bulk goods instead of full-size pallets for a variety of products. Inclined shelves in this system improve visibility and accuracy in picking. When transporting products, less floor space can be used and it increases the storage capacity in the warehouse.
Cantilever Rack is ideal for storing longer and bulkier products such as pipes, lumber and textiles. Units are available bilaterally and unilaterally, allowing you to store objects on one side or both sides. It also gives you more space due to its structure.
What are warehouse shelving systems made of?
In order to choose the right warehouse racking systems, in addition to recognizing the types of shelving, it is also important to pay attention to the type of shelves. In terms of material and type of construction, there are three main types of warehouse racking systems. Rack shelves, industrial steel shelves and wire shelves. These shelving systems have their own advantages and disadvantages and are used for hand-loaded items.
The riveted shelves are very strong and can be folded quickly. This is a great shelving option for storing high-density, bulky or heavy products. Typically, this system is made of a steel frame and a type of flooring, such as wooden or wire boards, to hold the load. The downside of rivet shelving is that it can be very heavy.
Industrial steel shelves can be used in various cases such as warehouses or hypermarket shelves and are available open or closed depending on the type of your product. These shelves are custom made, because the shelves can have a problem with shelving by increasing by 1 mm. The downside of steel shelves is that due to the large number of parts, it takes a little longer to install. Wired shelves are the lightest type of shelves and can be moved. The disadvantage of wire shelves is that they often cannot withstand heavy loads.
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