Pallet racking is one of most widely use type of warehouse equipment in every industry. It allows to solve plenty of issues in warehouse logistics. When the immediate access to any cell is required, racking makes it possible on every warehousing level and section. The construction of racks is easy to install, disassemble and reconfigure.
A conventional or wide span pallet rack is an efficient and economical solution, eliminating the need in shelves, which makes is a cheaper investment. The good on pallets can be loaded on many levels independently without stacking on each other. This type of racking provides direct access to any cell and increase the volume of storing by 40-50 % compared to stacking. Except pallets the reels, boxes, tires, barrels and sheets can also be loaded on the beams of a pallet rack.
There are also different modifications and technological improvements of pallet warehouse solutions provided by IMVO. If the rack capacity is more important than the goods turnover and direct access, the Drive-in or mobile pallet racks can be used, which reduce the number of aisles between racks and therefore provide free area for new racks to be installed. If the capacity is as well important as the goods warehousing period, the Drive-through racks and Pallet flow racks can be applied.
- Conventional pallet racking
- Drive-in pallet racking
- Shuttle pallet racking
- Mobile pallet racking
- Pallet flow racking
- Push back pallet racking
Wide aisle pallet racking or conventional pallet racking is a flexible solution in means of logistics and functionality. Direct access to each pallet, comfortable stock control, steady and reliable construction with wide range of load capacity and height, numerous additional accessories and low price are key advantages of this type of racking. There is also a capability to combine racking with shelving and special temperature conditions exploitation features: freezers up to -30 C, refrigerators, outdoor warehouse, aggressive environment.
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The Drive-in (Drive-through) racking is a racking construction for single type goods with long term warehousing and slow turnover. This type of racking is often used in cold store and freezers. Using Drive-in racking is a perfect solution for seasonal demand goods warehousing, ones requiring special conditions, or for additional stock collection of the same SKU. The drive-in racking provides maximum warehouse area use.
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Pallet racks with a Shuttle module are similar to Drive-in and Drive-through racks by its' key functions. The movement of a pallet inside the rack I carried out by a remote controlled device, which lifts up, transports and loads pallets. The transposition of the shuttle module is carried out by a forklift, which picks the pallet. The shuttle device has rechargeable batteries onboard. The rack system can be used in low temperature conditions in warehouses with cooling and freezing equipment.
Mobile pallet racking is a specific warehouse logistic solution, designed for long goods handling with maximum space saving. These goods require much more room for warehousing then packed or palletized goods. As the warehouse area becomes more rare and expensive resource the intensive logistic solutions with reaching maximum capacity benchmark become critical.
Mobile pallet racking on a driven mobile platform to provide dense warehousing and space saving, increasing the volume of goods to be warehoused to up to 80% by reducing the number of isles to one. The moving platform, bearing the racking, is driven by a motor on special rails, mounted to the floor.
The loading of a pallet in to a pallet gravity flow racking is executed from one side. Later then the pallet moves through the roller conveyor under the gravity on a controlled speed. The picking of pallets is executed on the opposite side of the racking. The pallet flow racking secures FIFO loading principle.
The bearing construction of a pallet flow racking is based on a reliable pallet racking system by IMVO. The roller conveyor is built in the drive-in pallet rack. These conveyors secure permanent speed movement of goods through the channel from the input to the picking point. Specific conveyor elements provide a pallet movement slow down, stopping and direction. Due to a tight warehousing the pallet flow racking may reach a 60% higher area use rate than the conventional wide isle pallet racking. The loading and picking areas separation increases the operational productivity.
The Push back racking is a variety of pallet flow racking. The efficient warehouse area boost is achieved due to decreasing the number of isles between racks.
The Push back rack provide s LIFO loading principle. Loading and picking is carried out on one side of the rack. The first pallet is placed on a roller rail. The second pallet pushes the first one inside the rack. There are two options of push back racking configuration: the ones with roller rails and with carts. The loading depth with rollers can reach 6 pallets while the racking with carts – up to 4. The system is comfortable for warehousing of pallets with average turnover rate by handling two and more pallets of the same type. The push back racking is often combined with different options of flow racking, designed for collecting and picking of goods optimization.
P&D Stations. When the pallet rack is temporary full, the redundant pallets are usually loaded near the frames aside the rack on the floor. This makes goods handling more difficult because of the aisle is occupied by pallets and there is a risk of damage to the goods by a forklift. The P&D stations secure space for two additional pallets per each level. While using the P&D stations the aisle remains free of any obstructions and forklift loaders cannot collide with goods.