When building an automated warehouse, the ideal is to have enough length and height at hand. This maximizes the built-up area, hence greater storage capacity. Both productivity and management improve thanks to automation.
Depending on the flow of movements inside the warehouse, single or double-depth racks are installed. Single-depth offers fast and direct access to the pallets, because all the load units are positioned next to the aisle. Therefore, the deposit and exaction process is more agile. This is recommended if there is a wide variety of SKUs.
On the other hand, double-depth racking significantly increases capacity and reduces the number of aisles and, thus, stacker cranes. This also entails a decrease in the initial investment concerning single-depth solution.