Why do we recommend changing the drive in rack into a shuttle rack

- Oct 23, 2020-

The drive in rack is a kind of rack for the forklift truck to access the rack inside. The operation aisle of the fork truck is the storage space of the goods. The pallet is kept in the direction of the support guide rail in depth. It is a FILOrack.


The shuttle rack is used to set the shuttle guide rail in the direction of the racking depth. In stock, only the goods are placed on the front end of the guide rail. The wireless remote shuttle on the guide rail will automatically carry the pallet on the guide rail and place it in the deepest part of the guide rail. When taking the goods, the shuttle vehicle will place the pallet on the front end of the guide rail, and the forklift can be taken away. The shuttle rack can not only achieve FIFO, but also FILO.


The advantages of the upgrade into a shuttle rack are four points:

1. Greatly increase the volume of the warehouse. When the drive in rack is transformed into a shuttle rack system, the utilization ratio of the original warehouse can be increased by 30%. Of course, every project requires our engineers to make reasonable plans according to specific conditions.


2. Make the whole racking system more stable. The whole racking system is more stable and secure when the drive in rack is transformed into a shuttle rack system


3. Improve the operation efficiency of cargo handling. After the drive in rack is transformed into a shuttle rack system, the operation of the shuttle vehicle is more convenient than the forklift, and it is convenient for the operating personnel to use and improve the working efficiency.


4. The maximum use of the original racking system. The general structure of these two kinds of racking system is the same. It is simple to reform. It only needs to connect the original rack with the beam, lay the rail on the aisle between the racks and use the shuttle vehicle instead of the original forklift. It can maximize the use of the original racking system, greatly reducing the cost of transformation.


Welfor is specialized in producing various pallet rack, cantilever rack, medium duty rack, mezzanine and platform, slotted angle shelving, push back rack, longspan rack, rivet rack, drive in rack, carton flow rack, stacking rack and other related storage equipment.


Welfor strictly implements ISO9001, FEM10.2.02, SEMA, AS4084 and RMI standard in all operations. Welfor offers a wide range of products to meet all of your order fulfillment & material handling needs: pallet rack and cantilever rack. Whether you are looking to populate an entire warehouse or you are in need of a single piece of equipment, Welfor has a solution for you.