Finding the proper racking and shelving for your warehouse might be a daunting task. What do you look for? Which is the best option for your business?
To make this task a bit easier, we have put together a list of the different types of racking and shelving for warehouses.
Racking for Pallets
Racking for pallets plays a significant role in the organisation of any warehouse while protecting your valuable product. In addition, industrial racking can support heavy loads that require handling equipment like a forklift to lift.
Double Deep Pallet Racking
Double deep pallet racking is when pallets are placed at two depths, providing you with more space for extra storage. Once stored, accessing your pallets is still relatively simple; however, you will not have direct access to all of them.
If this is the storage system you are looking for, please note that you must purchase a particular forklift to reach the necessary depths.
Adjustable Pallet Storage
Adjustable pallet storage is when you store pallets in a routine and practical way. You will need a forklift for this system, and they access the inventory through parallel aisles. What’s great about this product is that it is adjustable, and you can set it up according to the dimensions of your goods and the type of forklift you have. In addition, they are easy to assemble and can hold any product, no matter their size or weight.
Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking
Narrow Aisle pallet racking is based on adjustable pallet storage but in a smaller space. By building your storage system higher rather than wider, you still get the same amount of storage space without taking up more floor space.
This means you will need to compromise on the width of your aisles, making them narrower. Due to this factor, you will need to buy a specialised forklift to fit in these tight spaces. A rotating forklift would be even better.
Types of Warehouse Shelving
Longspan shelving or picking solutions are ideal for light-weight and bulky goods like cartons, small products and other items.
When using this type of storage solution, typically, you will not need handling equipment. Many businesses combine this option with pallet racking systems, showing how versatile it is.
They are the perfect storage solution for:
· Preparation areas
· Maintenance areas
· Filing spaces
If you store medium-small sized products, longspan shelving is the best solution for your warehouse. This product offers clients flexibility as it is adaptable and can store a wide selection of unit loads which provides easy access to all of your stored products.
The assembly is straightforward, and you have the option to add multiple accessories to suit your business’s needs.
Multi-tier racking provides clients with the opportunity to optimise the space in their warehouse by stacking upwards. For example, you can create aisle levels at various heights, with no forklift necessary; you can access the products by stairs instead.
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