HIGH DENSITY, FLOOR-TO-CEILING PALLETIZED STORAGE
Drive-In / Drive-Thru pallet rack systems are a cost-effective solution to high-density storage. This static system has rails running the depth of the rack for pallet placement. The only limitation to the depth of pallet storage is the capability to drive deep into the system. The rack depth reduces the need for aisles and drastically increases cubed space utilization.
With this unique system, one row of selective pallet rack is placed behind another providing twice as much storage in the same amount of floor space. To reach the second pallet position, you must use a special 2 deep reach truck. The reach truck operator places a pallet into the deepest part of the rack system first, then another pallet is placed in front of that. The greatest benefit to the double deep rack system is the reduction in the number of aisles.
Drive-In / Drive-Thru Systems
Drive-In systems load and retrieve from the same side, creating a last-in-first-out (LIFO) inventory retrieval organization that is great for dense bulk storage consolidation of like products.
The pallets are stored back-to-back without aisles for exceptionally dense storage. This style of system is an excellent solution for a product that is not time or date sensitive, or for fast moving pallets that are rotated frequently.
Drive-Thru systems, unlike drive-in, will always require an additional aisle, which eliminates some pallet locations and creates less dense storage. The pallets load from one side and unload from the other to create first-in-first-out (FIFO) inventory retrieval. Forklifts can enter from either aisle. The rigidity of drive-thru racking comes from its overhead bracing or from being tied to the overhead structure. It is an excellent option for freezers, providing low-cost bulk storage along with guaranteed stock rotation.
DRIVE-IN AND DRIVE-THRU
Drive-In/Drive-Thru should be used for large volumes of like-product. Because of the high-density storage, some product is not easily accessible as pallets are stored floor to ceiling. However, dense storage can create space for up to seven times more product than floor stacking or three times more than pallet rack because pallets are stored back-to-back, floor-to-ceiling.
- ROLL-FORMED or STRUCTURAL
- High-density pallet storage
- Affordable cost
- Specifically for uniform pallet loads
- Reduces the number of aisles
- Increases space utilization