Adjustable Pallet Racking
Adjustable Pallet Racking is the most widely used system for storing palletised unit loads. The system comprises vertical end frames that support horizontal beams. The beams, connected to the frames, are adjustable in the height to accommodate varying height unit loads and to enable future changes. Within the standard aisle pallet racking system, each pallet is individually supported and independently accessible. Pallet racking configured with a minimum of 2.5 metres wide aisles requires no specialised handling equipment. A standard counter balance truck can be used in aisles 3.5 to 4.0 metres wide. Reach trucks can work in aisles only 2.5 metres wide. When using a standard lift truck the racking system’s height is restricted to the maximum lift height of the truck. Racking arranged in this way gives high quality storage but may only utilise 40% of the available floor space, the rest being access aisles. However, fast throughput and ease of loading and unloading make this type of storage extremely popular.
In any racking layout, there are four main considerations.
a. The space occupied by the unit load and the storage system.
b. The width of the aisles between the unit loads to facilitate access.
c. The width of the gangways running at right angles to the aisles.
d. Any other areas allocated to marshalling areas, vehicle loading and fire escape routes.
Key Features of Adjustable Pallet Racking
Floor Space Utilisation – Good (approximately 30%)
Speed of Throughput – Very good. More than one truck can access rack faces at the same time.
Stock Rotation – Easily achieved.
Selection and Order Picking – Very good. All individual loads are accessible.
Stock Variability – Standard pallets can hold different goods.
Safety of Goods – Very good. All pallets are individually supported in the rack.
Handling Equipment – Any conventional truck.
We can assure you of the highest standards of design, manufacture and installation. We take time to understand your storage needs and take great care to plan your working environment effectively and to deliver maximum efficiency. One of our experienced Project Engineers will personally manage each contract. Their role is to carry out a detailed site survey, produce layout drawings to help you visualise your new pallet racking system and to supervise the installation of your storage equipment.