Warehouse racking is also known as pallet racking is a modern way of warehousing that utilizes horizontal space to increase the storage capacity of a warehouse. The beauty of this model is that it ensures that your warehouse is neatly arranged with adequate lighting flowing through the open shelves.
Stocktaking and auditing is also made much easier and you can also implement various warehousing parameters such as FIFO and LIFO stock controls. Warehouse racking can be designed in different ways depending on the items being stored. Hence, herein are the different racking styles that you can adopt.
Pallet Racking Types
· Roll form selective pallet racking
This is the most common racking type. It involves having load beams set onto an upright framework thus forming shelves onto which items can be loaded. This racking type has a tear drop hole on the upright framework onto which the beams are screwed onto using a clip. This clip can be easily adjusted along the teardrop hole to adjust the beam either upwards or downwards.
· Bolt in selective pallet racking
In this type of warehouse racking, the beams are affixed onto the upright beams by use of permanent bolting. As a result, the beam structure is more permanent and is not easily adjustable for increasing the beam size. It is therefore suitable for storing a standard type of material or product.
· Drive through and drive in pallet racking arrangement
This design is made to allow forklifts to either drive in or drive through the warehouse with much ease. Drive through pallet racking has a single entry point to the warehouse and the exit point is located on the other side of the warehouse. Therefore the forklifts are able to drive through. On the other hand, drive in has only one door for entry and exit.
Encase you were wondering just how to get started with warehouse racking, now you have the information needed to just do so in order to adequately utilize the warehouse space available.