Did you know you can obtain higher storage density by adding drive-in racking to your storage space?
Before we go into that, let us start with the basics; so, what exactly is Drive-In Racking?
Drive-In racking is a high-density
pallet storage system designed to maximise the space available by minimising
the operating aisles required for forklift trucks.
The compact pallet racking
systems used in Drive-in racking enables excellent stock control in the
warehouse, as each lane of the structure will be dedicated to multiple pallets
of the same product.
With us so far? Good.
Inside this compact pallet
racking system, parallel lanes are created where the forklifts can drive in to
load and unload the pallets. The forklift handles the load just above the
support level and deposits it on both sides’ load support rails.
What’s it made up
of? Here’s the (not so) techy bit:
Drive-in racking is primarily
made up of adjustable pallet racking (APR), making it easy to maintain. So,
should your needs change, the structure can be easily extended and/or
A drive-in storage system’s
main structure comprises sets of APR frames, beam, support rails, and
structural bracing. There are also numerous accessories designed to protect the
Drive-in racking and assist the FLT operating.
Of course, there’s more, so if you’d like to find out how we can design a bespoke drive-in racking system for your warehouse,get in touch.
If you’re short on space,
Drive-in racking is compact and a perfect storage solution, especially if you
store multiple loads of the same type of product. Drive-in Racking systems are
a perfect choice if you’re looking for a cost-effective, high-density storage
Perhaps you’ve got a high
volume of product and with a low turnover? Then Drive-in racking should be a
serious consideration. Or, maybe you’ve got a warehouse area with a high cost
per sq/m which makes it even more important to make the space work for you.
Then Drive-in racking should be a serious consideration.
In short, no. There are two
types of storage systems available:
racking (LIFO – Last in, First out)
This is the most common
compact Drive-in racking system and only needs a single access aisle for a
forklift. It uses the LIFO method, so the last load in is the first one out.
Perfect for low stock turnover.
Drive through pallet
racking (FIFO – First in, First out)
This option requires two
accesses, one on each side of the racking. It uses the FIFO method, as the
first load in is the first one out. Because it allows access from both the
front and rear sides, drive-through and compact. Perfect for high stock
Sounds good but
wait, there’s more:
Our drive-in racking designs will enable you to store more pallets in a smaller footprint with fewer aisles. Great for cold storage due to the flexibility to store as many pallets as possible in often small fridges. Brrrr.
Due to the volume of pallets stored in a single location, the storage and retrieval time is decreased, increasing productivity and efficiency among drivers.
Drive-in racking makes the warehouse storage operation faster and reduces your bottom line by giving you more storage room per GBP spent on racking. What’s not to like?
The low maintenance and low assembly costs make this storage system one of the most cost-effective.
We can integrate drive-in racking with your existing storage systems.
Optimise available storage by fully utilising warehouse floor and height space.
Here at Ikon, we will
design and install the Drive-in racking system that best suits your
requirements. All of our pallet racking solutions comply with strict European
safety standards and our own quality guarantee.