Points To Consider Before Investing In Pallets Racks

by Vinsky Sarah Marketing Manager
Warehouses across the globe have almost similar needs, but the way they handle these needs and tackle them is totally different. However, the products or solutions they use to tackle these necessities are also same across the world and the most influential of them all is pallets racks. The reasons why this solution is considered the most useful is that it can double the storage capacity by increasing the storage space considerably. This solution comes in several forms and therefore, some very important points are to be considered before buying them and some of them are discussed in this post.
Storage Density
  • While deciding to invest in pallet racks, the main purpose in the minds of the users is to increase the storage space. 
  • If you are also looking to fulfil the same prerequisite, it’s important that you consider deep lane storage solutions such as drive-in, drive-thru and push back racks.
  • However, if you are dealing with hard to store products, you’ll have to consider cantilever racks, as they are the best for items like wood or pipe, consider cantilever racks. 
  • These warehouse racks can increase space utilization within a warehouse.

  • The next point to consider in this regards is whether to pick LIFO, Last in First Out or FIFO, i.e., First in First Out. 
  • In case, you are more inclined towards FIFO, you should be more interested in buying pallet flow racks.
  • However, before buying don’t forget to evaluate your shelving units, as buried loads can increase material handling costs.
  • Based on this, you can think about buying selective pallet racks, as they allow for direct access to any pallet.

Picking Profiles
  • According to the pallet delivery experts, order picking depends on the type of product and how products are ordered and later, how they are packed. 
  • Therefore, it’s important to ask yourself this question as to whether you are primarily picking pallets, cases, or by the piece. 
  • According to the experts, these aspects can have a large effect on which warehouse rack system you choose.

Rack Decking
  • According to reputed pallet recyclers, the next thing to mull upon is rack decking because additional wire, wood or corrugated decking components may be needed for further stability.
  • According to the experts, wire decks are the most popular and they can be use for stabilizing products, as they rest on pallets.

Forklift Access
  • The most important thing to consider while buying pallet racks is the width of the aisles, as this will help you decide whether forklifts would able to access the area or not.
  • For this, the aisle in your warehouse should be at least 8 feet wide and 12 feet is required for counterbalance lift trucks.

Based on these factors, you can pick from an entire range of pallet racks present in the markets. The most popular ones are – 
  • Single deep selective pallet racks 
  • Cantilever racks that use metal arms to hold bulk
  • Double deep racks
  • Pallet flow racks
  • Drive-through racks and drive-in racks

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About Vinsky Sarah Innovator   Marketing Manager

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