The Best Warehouse Pallet Racking Types
Guide on the Popular Pallet Racking Types
What are some of the best warehouse pallet racking types to be looking at? It depends on what your business needs. Every business and industry has different needs and requires different storage solutions. That’s why it can be challenging to discover the right warehouse pallet racking systems for you. But it doesn’t have to be.
At SEC Storage, our team aims to guide you towards the right storage systems for you. Whether it’s high-density storage solutions or wide aisle pallet racking, we can find the right storage systems for your business. But to help you right now, we’ve put together a list of all the best warehouse pallet racking types.
In this blog, we’re going to talk about a selection of the most popular warehouse pallet racking types and their unique features. All have significant benefits for a warehouse storage solution and some are more suited to certain industries than others. Let’s start with one of the most used storage solutions, wide aisle pallet racking:
What is wide aisle pallet racking? This warehouse storage system is also known as standard pallet racking and sometimes adjustable pallet racking. It’s one of the most used storage systems in the industry as it’s durable and flexible. But, it’s also cost-effective, especially when storing palletised goods.
One of the reasons this racking system is affordable is its adaptability. You don’t need to invest in specialist equipment or handling materials, meaning any industry can make use of the storage system. But if you want to speed up the process of picking from the racking system, you can use different forklift trucks. For example, a counterbalance, reach or articulated forklift truck will make the process faster and more efficient.
VNA stands for: very narrow aisle. This is the opposite of a wide aisle racking system and offers different unique benefits in comparison. Like any good storage solution, VNA racking is about optimising the space you have available. There are many ways to do this, the right way will depend on your warehouse. If it has a very high-ceiling, then VNA warehouse pallet racking is the ideal storage solution.
Very narrow aisle pallet racking condenses conventional pallet storage racking to create high-density storage. This allows you to organise and hold more stock without using more floor space. It’s as narrow as possible and utilises the vertical space with tall racking systems to make your warehouse storage as efficient as possible.
The main benefit of this storage system is it reduces wasted space. But because of how narrow the aisles are, you will need specialist handling materials. Such as a guide rail or wire guidance system. Racking-specific VNA trucks can be used, but only one at a time in an aisle as they can’t pass each other.
Another high-density warehouse storage solution. Using double deep pallet racking you can increase the pallet space available by 50%. Like any high-density storage solution, double deep racking works by optimising how you use the space in your warehouse.
The storage system works by stacking pallets two deep and making them accessible from one aisle, which reduces the number of aisles needed by 50% too. This makes them an extremely cost-effective method for warehouse storage.
If your business has a high turnover of stock and identical products, this system is ideal. The system can also be adapted further using higher storage levels, in a similar way to VNA storage. All that changes is you will need to install guide rails to help your staff to find pallets stored at a higher level.
Double deep, VNA and wide aisle pallet racking systems all have unique benefits. Every storage system we provide at SEC Storage is high-quality, but the right option will depend on your storage requirements. That’s why you need to get in touch if you’re looking to find the right storage solution for your business…
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