Everything You Need To Know About Dynamic Racking
Dynamic racking is a system that uses inclined rails or rollers to slide pallets or boxes towards the picking location. Also known as gravity flow racking, dynamic racks include push-back systems, pallet shuttle systems, and pallet live systems. Dynamic racking is flexible and ideal for utilising the existing available space, making it a cost-effective investment for warehouse owners.
While standard storage solutions are generally more affordable, they do have limitations. When a warehouse is pushed to its full capacity, dynamic racking offers added value as you can utilise space more effectively. Dynamic racking is a low maintenance, high-performance system that improves productivity, increases accessibility, and is ideal for warehouses with a high turnover of stock.
Static racking does not use gravity to push stock towards the front of the warehouse racking. Depending on the type of product being stored, a forklift may be required to move the item towards the picking position, or for non-palletised stock, depending on weight and safety assessment, a member of staff can complete this task manually.
Dynamic racking removes this requirement as the system allows the products to flow forward using gravity towards the pick face once an item has been picked. Dynamic racking systems offer high-density warehouse storage solutions and make it easier for staff to pick and restock faster, while reducing travel time. Dynamic racking is a smart long-term investment for warehouse owners looking for effective storage solutions.
Should I Invest in Dynamic Racking?
If you own a business that uses warehouses, efficiency is going to be near the top of your priority list. Dynamic racking improves operational efficiency by increasing productivity, reducing pick time, eliminating travel time for staff, and enabling the quick restocking of products. Using this warehouse racking system allows your staff to improve the handling of materials, which is why they’re cost-effective for many businesses.
There are three unique types of dynamic racking systems:
Dynamic Push-Back Pallet Racking
Dynamic push-back racking stores pallets four deep on the storage racking system. Pallets are first placed on the front position of the racking before more pallets are added to push back the initial pallet. With a LIFO (last-in-first-out) system, retrieving the pallets is simple as all staff have to do is collect the item, and then the rest of the stock flows forward because of a slight incline in the storage lanes, and is accessible by a variety of handling trucks.
Pallet Live Systems
Pallet live systems are high-density warehouse storage solutions that can be accessed by most forms of forklift trucks. All pallets are loaded at one side onto sloping lanes that flow towards the pick face. The system works on a FIFO (first-in-first-out) basis that improves picking efficiency.
Mobile Racking Systems
Mobile racking operates in the same way as other warehouse racking, however, it is mounted on mobile bases. This allows staff to move the structure freely to increase storage capacity and give more flexibility when organising stock. Instead of having a space between aisles, the systems can be pushed together until an item needs to be picked when staff can then easily and safely push the aisles apart.
The Benefits Of Dynamic Racking
- Improve Productivity
- Increase Accessibility
- Automate Stock Rotation
- Save Space
- Reduced Risk Of Stock Damage
When picking is easier for staff, productivity improves across the entire business. Dynamic racking reduces the time it takes for staff to pick the stock, while also eliminating the task of pushing items on the pallet towards the pick face.
Unlike several warehouse racking options, dynamic racking increases accessibility for staff. The storage system is accessible by most forms of handling and forklift trucks. Increasing accessibility is essential for warehouse organisation and efficiency.
Automate Stock Rotation
Business owners can automate stock rotation using dynamic racking. Automating stock rotation makes the process of picking items easier and more efficient. Staff can also organise restocking more effectively allowing them to focus their efforts on other aspects of their roles.
Dynamic racking is ideal for warehouses that require high-density storage solutions. While some standard storage racking offers high-density storage of stock, it can be difficult to pick items, restock after picking, and access the aisles using handling trucks. With dynamic racking, staff can achieve a high turnover of stock and utilise space efficiently.
Reduced Risk Of Stock Damage
Instead of staff having to handle the stock manually, dynamic racking removes this task to reduce the risk of any damage occurring. Using gravity, pallets automatically flow forwards once an item has been picked which reduces the risk of the stock falling onto the floor.
SEC Storage Dynamic Racking
Utilising the right warehouse racking system allows your business to continue to scale and increase profitability. Dynamic racking is a versatile warehouse storage solution that’s a smart investment for many business owners. For advice from warehouse storage experts, get in touch by calling us on 01438 731990 or fill in an enquiry form on our contact page.