Pallet Racks the stands where pallets can stored. Each rack can effectively hold hundreds of pallets, depending on the size. Pallet Racking System are excellent for managing space within the warehouse or a store. It can defined as multi-level structured units used to hold stacks of heavy Pallet Shelves, which are a popular means of storage for literally any industry. A lot of warehouses store their products on Pallet Rack Beams. Whether it be fresh fruit or microwave ovens on these trays, every supplier needs an efficient way to store them.
Features of Pallet Racks:
Types of Pallet Racks:
Drive-in and drive-through
Drive-in and drive-through(sometimes spelled Drive-thru) are storage rack configurations that allow the forklift to drive directly into the lane of stacked rows (called a bay). The difference between a drive-in and a drive-thru Pallet Racks system is simply whether the bays have an entry at only one end, or at both ends. Drive-in rack systems use a common entry and exit, while drive-thru systems have entry points at either end of the bay. Because a drive-in racking system has only one entrance, it uses what is called a LIFO (last in, first out) storage method.
With only one entrance, the last Pallet Shelves put into a row is necessarily the first one to be take out. A drive-thru storage system, with two different entry points, can also use a FIFO (first in, first out) storage method. With a FIFO system, Pallet Shelves are load in one end and are push back to the other end, where they are then at the front of the row on the opposite side. The first pallet put into such a row is the first one taken out at the other end. This system is advantageous for material with an expiration date or wherever shelf life is a major concern.