SELECTIVE PALLET RACKING
Selective racking (also known as pallet racking system) is the most commonly used, easily installed and most cost-effective system. Selective racking allows pallets to be accessed from the structure’s aisle – with beams providing a pallet support structure. Customers can choose to add wire mesh decking for safety.
Selective Racking takes up the least amount of space and can be configured to almost any size needed. This system allows immediate access to any stored pallet loads without having to move any other pallets. This is the least cost racking selection on a per pallet cost. It also has the least storage density per square foot compared to double deep, push back, drive-in or pallet flow.
For distributors and manufacturers with long, bulky items they need to store, Cantilever warehouse racking systems are an ideal solution for this challenge.
Cantilever racking systems consists of freestanding racks with front access. Made up of bases, upright columns, arms and decking, this racking is designed to store material of virtually any length. It is the perfect storage solution for awkward loads or odd size loads such as lumber, tubing, textiles, piping, carpet and furniture.
Offers no vertical obstruction in the storage area and is easily expandable by purchasing an extra upright, arms and brace to add on to your existing unit.
CARTON FLOW SYSTEM
This industrial racking system is most popular among warehouses with high volume order picking (carton flow racking or span track) offers great storage for inventories that operate by first-in first out (FIFO) management with case or broken case picking.
Carton flow rack uses a gravity feed rear-load design and is made up of slightly inclined wheel and roller platforms that gravitate stock toward the picking aisle. Works in tandem with pallet rack systems or push back that can store more stock above.
Often times, carton flow rack pick systems will feed a gravity or take away conveyor system.
Warehouse conveyor systems have been an essential component for maximizing product movement to the shipping doors for decades. These systems are a highly efficient way to move goods and facilitate material handling movement without the use of pallet jacks, carts or other transportation methods for product movement.
Warehouse material handling conveyors are the most common systems used for handling relatively small to medium size packages and are in the form of either gravity belt driven or live roller system. The complexity depends on the goal you have in the movement of product.
Drive-in racking systems provides a lower cost solution for companies who have high density storage needs. It involves the forklift entering the racking from one side to load or retrieve the pallets. Each drive lane should have the same SKU/pallet type and it is a first-in last out system. Dated products do not work well with drive-in unless the enter lane is unloaded at one time.
The Pallet Flow system is a FIFO method of replenishing and picking pallets. This storage method is used most often in cold storage, food & beverage, and grocery distribution. Pallet flow racking systems are also popular with storing products by the dock area for receiving or shipping into deep lanes.
Warehouse pick modules are high density storage racking systems that are composed of a combination of storage solutions like pallet rack, shelving, carton flow rack and pallet flow systems in order to store inventory for picking and order fulfillment.
The idea behind the warehouse pick module is to optimize flow efficiency. Boxes are moved by gravity conveyor through the system and sent to consolidation areas and then shipped to the consumer.
Typical applications are archive storage boxes, medical records, auto parts, apparel or any carton pick application.
Push back rackings are medium to high density warehouse storage racking systems with selectivity at each pallet facing of the system. Pallets can be stored from 2 to 6 deep along a wall or back to back eliminating aisles and adding more pallet positions to the facility compared to selective or double deep. A push back rack system is made up of a couple of rails and nesting carts that move forward and back on a 2 degree incline. The first pallet is loaded on the top cart by a forklift. When the second pallet is loaded it pushes the first pallet back and so on.
When pallets are unloaded, the driver should control the removal of the front pallet and allow the pallet behind it to index into the front position. The other pallets roll into place behind the front pallet.
This application is very popular in grocery and cold storage facilities or any situation when there are many pallets of the same SKUwith fast through pick requirements.