Is a Push-Back Pallet Racking System Right for my Warehouse?
A push-back pallet racking system has many advantages and differs from gravity live storage systems such as Pallet Live in that push-back systems are designed for LIFO (last in, first out) warehouse management. The loading and unloading of each pallet is carried out from the same aisle where a forklift truck is used to deposit pallets up to four deep.
The mechanics of a push-back pallet racking operation is around the process of one unit load i.e. pallet of goods, being used to ‘push-back’ any existing loads within the selected aisle towards the back of the racking structure and is achieved by either rollers or shuttles. For unloading of pallet loads, the slight incline of the racking structure allows the flow of pallets forward to the front of the pick face.
There are two types of push-back pallet racking systems to consider depending on the element used to facilitate movement of the pallet, namely rollers or shuttles. For push-back pallet racking using rollers, the pallets are pushed towards the back of the racking by sliding on roller beds fixed to the structure which have a slight incline. Where a push-back pallet racking system uses shuttles, here the pallets are loaded onto a series of shuttles, which are placed on rails, also with a slight incline.
If your warehouse operations require a high-density storage solution using a FIFO principle of first-in, first-out, alternative solutions could be a Pallet Live pallet racking system or a Drive-In pallet racking system.
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