wide aisle pallet racking

standard pallet racking
standard pallet racking
28th June 2018
narrow aisle pallet racking
narrow aisle pallet racking
28th June 2018
 

This type of pallet racking system is good for where you need speed in selecting stock quick, because this enables a fork truck lift being able to have easy access to the pallets, this is due to the wide aisles.

What is Wide Aisle Racking?

Wide aisle pallet racking system is one of the most popular systems for storing palletised loads. All the system consists of is upright frames and horizontal beams that come together to interlock to form the racking construction. This racking system does not require any specialised handling equipment, this makes it easy to be utilised for any type of warehouse environment. This means that the wide aisle pallet racking system is a versatile choice and its broad flexibility is one of the many benefits of this pallet racking system. Racking can be configured to a minimum aisle width of 2.5 meters, this is only when a reach truck needs to be used. However a standard counter balance fork truck can only operate in a minimum aisle width of 3.5 to 4 meters.

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Benefits of wide aisle pallet racking

  • Easy accessibility to stock.
  • Lower amounts of damaged good – the forklift operator has greater room to manoeuvre.
  • Faster loading and unloading times – wide aisles allow pallets to be stored and picked trouble-free.
  • Higher utilization of floorspace.
  • Adjustable to suit the height in pallets
  • Increased stock turnover – stock can be organised appropriately allowing for greater efficiency

 

Also Wide aisle pallet racking is among the most versatile storage systems.

This is because the beams can be adjusted to the height of the pallets and so offer a good solution to where varying pallet heights are a factor. The runs can be put up in either single or double runs with the desired aisle space that will be needed.

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This racking system is best suited for where space is not a concern and there for can allow for the wide aisles. It also is available in a variety of heights depending on the size of the warehouse. All in all Wide aisle racking enables a massive increase in stock rotation and efficiency as the bay is completely open it allows for ease of access and selection for the operator and in turn lowering the amount of damaged goods as the open bays work in conjunction with the wide aisles..

The only down side to this is that you are restricted on the type of fork truck you use because the maximum height of racking that you can install will be determined by the maximum reach of your fork truck.