Beginners Guide to Pallet Racking
Pallet racking provides an efficient way for businesses to optimise their space by storing pallets vertically, which allows more pallets to be stored in the same amount of floor space. Pallet racking is ideal for warehouses with limited floor space since they take up less room compared to other methods of storing pallets. Here at One Stop Pallet Racking, we give you an introduction to pallet racking, what it is used for, how it works, and some benefits associated with this type of storage.
How Pallet Racking Works
Pallet racking systems work by storing pallets vertically on the beams. This makes it easy for employees to access any pallet on any beam level, regardless of its location in the warehouse.
When choosing what pallet racking you require, there are many things you should consider when making this decision including
- How much floor space is available for the pallet racking to be installed?
- Do you use standard chep pallets with no product overhang or non-standard pallets – such as US pallets or euro pallets?
- How heavy and high are the pallets?
- What type of forklift will be used to move the pallets in and out of the pallet racking system? Reach height of the forklift, turning circle and aisle width required
- If the pallet racking is compliant to the AS4084-2012 Australian Standards.
Benefits of Pallet Racking Systems
There are many benefits associated with using pallet racking, and pallet racking systems can help your business run more efficiently by increasing the productivity of employees. Below are a few benefits of pallet racking:
Optimise your warehouse space
This is one of the greatest benefits to using pallet racking storage systems. When the vertical space is used within a warehouse, more pallets can be stored using less floor space.
Employees have easier access to all beam levels in the warehouse with forklifts, this means that there will be an increase in production since workers don’t need as much time locating products throughout their day.
Reduced product damage
When pallets are stored stacked on top of each other, it can be difficult to keep track of what is being stored where. Pallets are difficult to access and products are more likely to be damaged or misplaced. With a pallet racking system, the risk of products being damaged is reduced while in storage.
Easier order picking
With a pallet racking system, all pallets are easily accessible, so employees don’t need to spend time searching through stacks of pallets on the floor. This makes it easier for them to find the specific pallet that they need and speeds up the entire order picking process.
Contact One Stop Pallet Racking For More Information
If you’re still not sure if pallet racking is the right solution for your business, or you would like more information on pallet racking systems, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We would be happy to help you find the perfect pallet racking system for your warehouse!