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Drive In Pallet Racking

Drive-In Pallet Racking storage systems provide convenient, easy access to pallets with the space efficiency and high volume storage of block stacking. Businesses require fewer aisles for drive-in pallet racking and are able to store up to 75% more pallets in the same space, making drive-in pallet racking an extremely popular and space-efficient choice.

Erect-A-Rack’s drive-in pallet racking storage systems comprise pallets stacked on cantilevered rails to form blocks. Blocks may be stacked up to 12 meters high with two opposing blocks serviced by a single access aisle.

Erect-A-Rack’s drive-in pallet racking channels are served in one direction and support FILO inventory management. They can also be adapted to support FIFO inventory management and multi-direction channel access if necessary.

Erect-A-Rack tailors drive-in pallet racking storage systems to pallet, load size and handling equipment. Erect-A-Rack recommends drive-in pallet racking storage systems for clients seeking low cost inventory management for few SKUs, high pallet quantities at high throughput rates.

DRIVE-IN PALLET RACKING SUITS:

  • High Volumes of the same SKU.
  • Low range of Stock Keeping Units (SKU).
  • Inventory management in batches of pallets.
  • High through-put rates.
  • High land cost.

Drive-In Pallet Racking Benefits.

Drive-in pallet racking solutions are ideal for businesses looking for high density storage; last-in, first out pallet storage configurations; seasonal items that move quickly; and they are ideal racks for cooler or freezers where space is very limited.

If you’re wanting to determine whether drive-in pallet racking storage solutions are right for your business, take into account the advantages and disadvantages of a drive-in pallet racking system as described below.

DRIVE-IN PALLET RACKING ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES

Advantages Disadvantages

  • Low cost of storage.
  • Low cost trucks (Counterbalanced or Reach Type).
  • Floor level is not critical (front loaded).

  • High rack cost (however, high cost savings result).
  • Limited storage height (12m)
  • Medium to wide aisles required for handling
  • Direct access to every pallet.
  • Loss of storage locations as only same SKU can be stored in a lane and incoming goods cannot be stored in the same lane. Recommended storage loss allowance 20-30%.

Drive-In Pallet Racking Truck Specifications.

FOR REACH TRUCKS (MEDIUM AISLES FOR MEDIUM VOLUMES.)

Aisle widths Lift height (recommended)
2.8 to 3.2m up to 8.5m

FOR COUNTERBALANCED TRUCKS (MEDIUM AISLES FOR LOW VOLUMES)

Aisle widths Lift height (recommended)
3.8 to 5.5m up to 8.5m

(Cubic capacity is based on pallet height and available clear storage height).

Although rack costs are highest, truck costs are lowest and storage unit cost is low when building. Talk to one of the expert team at Erect-A-Rack to learn more about drive-in pallet racking storage solutions or click on the button below to get a fast quote.

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Contact the friendly Erect-A-Rack team for an obligation-free storage design and quotation today. Send us an email, fill out our convenient online enquiry form or give us a call on 1300 788 916.