The advantage of customizing industrial racks
The storage needs of every business largely differ from one another which make customization a better option. You can have steel industrial racks designed and engineered according to your specifications. Your requirements will be the basis for the materials used so that the racks will not be overburdened if heavy items will be loaded. It can be dismantled and reassembled should the need arises Space can also be adjusted to accommodate materials that will be stored because there are holes available for bolt adjustment. Manufactured products as well as materials used in production can be organized in the industrial racks through the use of forklift trucks or special handling equipment. However, it is also important to consider whether the warehouse follows the policy of FIFO (first in, first out) or LIFO (last in, first out) so that items loaded on the racks and shelves will be organized accordingly.
Are drive-in racks a better option?
Drive-in racking is a type of storage system used by many warehouses that have forklift trucks. The forklift trucks can drive directly to the racks to load or unload palletized products and materials. Making use of forklifts allows for ease of handling and access but they also subject the racks to abuse. Rack strength and integrity are very important and they should not be compromised by the way they are being utilized. Drive-in racking is usually 6 to 8 palette deep per bay and the forklifts has to load the palette to the proper level in the back system with the next palette loaded into a second position from the back. This arrangement continues until the lane is completely full. Drive-in racks are mostly LIPO and is more suitable for storing large quantities of similar products. While it allows for higher storage density, selectivity and accessibility are compromised. Its storage density is outstanding and more than makes up for its limitations.
Drive-through racks are similar to drive-in racks because they allow forklift trucks to enter the system. However, the drive-through racks can be accessed from both sides. Forklift trucks are driven between the uprights to reach the palletized loads because the pallets can slide backwards on a continuous rail. Since the drive-through system is open at both ends, FIFO is allowed in the system. Similar to the drive-in racks, drive-through racks also allow storage density in a small space. However, selectivity is also compromised since the pallets stored are only available from a single pallet position.