Warehouse Pallet Racking
Maximise your available space with Melbourne’s best pallet racking systems
When deciding upon which particular style of pallet racking is most suitable for your needs, you may need to consider:
• Pallet accessibility
• Required storage density
• Stock rotation
• Forklift style
• Australian Standards Compliancy
Maintain a safe environment in your facility with pallet racking from One Call Warehouse
New pallet racking installations in Australia are required to conform to the Australian Standards AS4084-2012. At One Call Warehouse, our warehouse pallet racking systems comply with these standards. This is an important step in creating a safe work environment for you and your employees. Don’t risk it – buy your pallet racking from One Call Warehouse, where you are assured compliancy.
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The most common types of racking systems are:
Selective pallet racks
Selective pallet racking is by far the most common pallet storage system, and is designed to be used in either single rows or as a back-to-back configuration. With a low set-up cost and 100% accessibility to all pallets at all times, it is ideal for a wide variety of applications. Standard selective racking can accommodate most styles of forklifts and pallet types.
Very Narrow Aisle (or VNA) is a style of selective pallet racking that is starting to become more common with increasing land costs. VNA racking allows for higher density storage by narrowing the aisle width and usually increasing height. These systems are typically used in conjunction with a wire or laser guided reach truck.
Selective racking can also be used in a double deep formation, increasing the storage density but lessening accessibility and requiring a special style of reach truck.
Drive In / Drive Through
Drive-in and drive-through are styles of racking that allow forklifts to drive directly into the lane of stacked pallets. These systems are ideal for the storage of high quantities of the same stock. The main difference between these pallet systems is that drive-in racks share an entry and exit, whilst drive-through racks have entry points located at either end of the bay.
Since a drive in rack has only one entrance, it operates on a “first in, last out” basis. With only one entrance, the first pallet to be placed in the racking system will always be the last out. Alternatively drive-through racks have two distinct entry points, which means a “first in, first out” basis can be used. With this system, pallets are loaded in one end and are pushed back to the other end, where they are then at the front of the row on the opposite side. This style of racking is advantageous for material with an expiry date or where shelf life is a factor.
Push Back Racking
Push back racking is a storage system that is designed to increase storage space by decreasing aisle space. In this system, pallets are placed on wheeled carts, which run on rails angled slightly toward the load/unload face of the rack. With each pallet that is added to the rack, the previous pallet is pushed backed, and vice versa when unloading. This style of racking operates on a “first in, last out” basis.
Pallet Flow Racking
Commonly known as gravity flow racking, pallet flow racking is fed onto rollers that allow pallets to easily move along the sloped plane. This system can also be used for non-palletised goods, such as cartons. Pallet flow racking can be operated on either a “first in, last out” or “first in, first out” basis, depending on the configuration.