Drive in pallet racking works similarly, but stores pallets on a first in/first out (FIFO) basis. Pallets are loaded on one side of the rack and retrieved from the opposite side.
Traditional pallet rack is a great storage solution for a wide variety of warehouses and distribution centers. However, if you have a lot of inventory that shifts on a regular basis, drive in or drive through rack is a high density space saving storage solution you may want to seriously consider. While traditional static rack storage allows for many rows of pallet racking with aisles between the individual rows, drive in and drive through racking allows for a much denser arrangement of your stored product. Both drive in and drives through rack systems allow more efficient use of available space than traditional multi-aisle selective racks systems.
High density storage racks work by utilizing standard pallet rack uprights in conjunction with rail beams or more simply, rails to store the pallet loads in a very dense configuration. The key difference between these racks and selective pallet racks is that the forklift truck operates inside the rack itself and there are no specified lanes between the rows. The forklifts enter into the individual bays of the rack and the bays themselves can be as long or as short as needed.
Drive in pallet racking decreases storage and retrieval time while increasing efficiency and productivity among workers. Not only do they benefit your operations, they can also decrease your bottom line by giving you more storage room per dollar spent on racking. Because these racks create a more uniform load in a confined storage area, your forklift operators working in the system become more skillful drivers. In addition to these benefits, consider this – drive in pallet racking is very energy efficient. Since the product is so densely loaded in this type of system, there is less air to be heated or cooled between your pallets and your forklifts don't need to drive as far to pick or place loads, thereby using less fuel.
1.The frame (upright)
3.The pallet rail
4.The support arm
5.The entry on the pallet rail
6.The ground guidance
7.The entry on the ground guidance
●Maximise effective control of facility space (up to 85%)
●Eliminate unneeded operating aisles
●Total oversight of storage and retrieval tasks
●Store as many product types as there are load lanes
Safety is the most important in any workplace. When working with a drive-in pallet rack system, loading and unloading pallets safely and securely without causing damage to your product and pallet racks, also preventing injury to your employees is the biggest priority. Before using the drive-in racks, it is a good idea to make sure the forklift is compatible with the sizes of the racking system. Operators must enter the drive-in racks very slowly and carefully to avoid crushing on the pallet rack upright frames. Forklift operators need to be very careful when reversing out of the racking system when unloading as well, while taking all the same precautionary measures taken during the loading process.