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What Is A Drive-In Rack?

With storage solutions adapting to suit increased demand for space and convenience, drive-in pallet racking has become a very popular solution. Drive-in pallet racking (DPR) is a form of high-density pallet racking that uses ledges instead of beams. The racks are made up of cantilevered rails to form a series of blocks, meaning that forklifts are able to drive directly into the empty cavities in order to deposit and pick up items. Depending on each warehouse’s storage requirements, drive-in racks can be stacked up to 12m tall. Pallets can be stored in these blocks as high as the racking allows.

To increase the strength and load-bearing capacity, heavy-duty bracing is joined symmetrically to the drive-in rack. Backstops at the end of the pallet runners ensure that the pallets don’t get pushed too far to the back and cause damage to the spine bracing.

What are the benefits of drive-in racking?

There are many benefits to this style of racking, beginning with the price. Drive-in pallet racks are often a more affordable option long-term than alternate storage solutions, even though initial installation prices can be slightly higher than others. They are ideal for areas that are restricted in the space they have allocated for storage. The flexible depth and height density means that they can store up a staggering 75% more stock in the exact same spot. The rack uprights are available in a range of widths and thicknesses and come with guide rails to optimise the safety of storing and retrieving the pallets, as well as extra protection to minimise damage to the pallet and racks.

Erect-a-Rack knows storage solution

If your warehouse would benefit from the installation of a drive-in racking solution, there’s only one name you need to know. The team at Erect-A-Rack dedicated to offering superior storage solutions to businesses across Melbourne and Australia-wide. We help businesses and warehouses maximise their storage capacity so they can serve more customers, and ultimately increase their profits. Your safety is our priority, which is why we only use high quality supplies. With more than 75 years in the materials handling and warehouse industry, we’re a leading supplier of drive-in pallet racking.

We have all the equipment your business needs to increase your storage capabilities and be able to offer more to your customers. Contact us on 1300 788 916 to talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable racking staff, or make an online enquiry.

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