The double deep frame is the only high density pallet storage rack system that uses only low cost standard selective pallet racks. The only difference is that it is configured with 2 trays deep and back to back. As a result, you get extremely dense 4-deep systems from both sides, all of which require only the cost of conventional columns and beams. It has a similar density to push-in racks but at a lower cost.
The uniqueness of the double deep pallet racking system is that you place one row of pallet racks behind the other row of pallet racks, giving you two trays deep. A special 2 deep truck must be used to enter the rear of the second tray. The forklift driver must first place the rear tray in the rack instead of placing the other tray in front of the rack. The selectivity is reduced by half, but the storage density has doubled. The biggest advantage of the double deep frame is the reduction in the number of channels. It has increased its footprint by 60%.
Although the density is very good, the efficiency of the double deep pallet racking system is not the best. If you see the forklift driver loading and unloading pallets on two deep pallet rack systems, you will find that they take longer to pick up or pick up the pallets in the back position. The other thing you want to pay attention to is that you need to use a reach truck.
This is a popular choice for seasonal or slow moving inventory. Even if you don't need to visit your inventory often, you still want to maximize your storage. Not only can you maximize storage density, but you can also maximize your footprint.
Efficiency is not always king. In this case, the storage density wins! We don't offer a one-size-fits-all solution because we understand that everyone has different goals and needs. We would love to talk to you and help you determine if the double deep pallet rack is your best choice!
If you have a large number of pallets with the same SKU, then the double deep pallet racking system is right for you!
Features and advantages of the double deep pallet rack:
• Ultra-dense tray storage
• Lowest cost per pallet location for any rack system
• Increase the floor space by 60-65%
• The forklift drive must cross the first beam level to unload the unloading tray horizontally from the second beam
• Very popular rack for high throughput operation
• Optional tray support helps support the pallet and provides confidence in the forklift drive when loading the pallet - this reduces loading and picking time
• Need to use a special 2 depth truck