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What is Drive-In Pallet Racking?

Published 20th June 2016
What is Drive-In Pallet Racking?

How does Drive-In Pallet Racking work?

Drive-In Pallet Racking Systems provide maximum storage capacity using the minimum amount of space. It is particularly suited to store very large quantities of homogeneous products.

Drive-In or Double Access Systems consist of continuous lanes of racking with only a single load and retrieval aisle. Loading and unloading is undertaken by means of counter balance or reach trucks that drive down each lane into the racks.

Drive-In Pallet Racking operates on the system of First-In Last-Out (FILO), therefore it only suits products that are stored in sufficient volume which require multiples lanes to ensure stock rotation.

Drive-In Pallet Racking Advantages

  • Operates on the basis of First-In Last-Out (FILO)
  • Store very large quantities of homogeneous products.
  • Good product protection
  • 60% net pallet area usage of overall warehouse area
  • Pallet redundancy can run as high as 30% if a wide range of different products are stored

Drive-In Pallet Racking is most Suitable for:

For manufacturers of products produced in batch, or in warehouse operation where there are limited product types and pallets cannot be safely blocked and stacked.

When should I use Drive-In Pallet Racking?

  • If you have large amounts of similar/the same stock items?
  • If you operate on the FILO basis – First In, Last Out.
  • If you have fragile stock items that cannot be double-stacked.

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