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The Benefits of Purchasing a Dynamic Pallet Racking System

Article added Tuesday May 19th, 2015

There are many different types of pallet racking systems available to create the ideal storage solution for any warehouse. These are available brand new or it is possible to purchase high quality second hand systems.

To make the most of your warehouse space it is important to find the type of pallet racking system that will make the best use of your available space – creating an efficient and well-structured warehouse space.

One type of pallet racking system you might want to consider is Dynamic Pallet Racking (also sometimes known as Live Storage). Dynamic pallet racking is ideal for the storage of perishable palletised goods where space is at a premium.

The initial outlay is not inconsiderable but the benefits of an optimised layout and business efficiencies mean that it is definitely worth considering.

Pallets are loaded onto lines of gravity rollers set at an incline – the pitch and gradient are adjusted depending on the type of goods handled. Gravity causes the pallets to travel along the rails to their storage position and are stored in a block. When one pallet is taken another pallet rolls into its place. Depending on the particular configuration involved, it may be necessary to have a braking system fitted to this type of installation.

Safety is key with dynamic pallet racking as you are dealing with a number of moving parts. A robust inspection process is a must involving a strict internal inspection and reporting regime to deal with any damaged components, and the keeping of accurate records of these events. Regular external inspections are also essential to ensure that any faults or damage to your warehouse pallet racking installation are rectified without delay and that your system meets industry standards.

Benefits of A Dynamic Pallet Racking System

  • Perfect for perishable products and fast turnaround goods
  • Works on a first in: first out basis meaning there is automated stock rotation
  • Minimum movement needed by forklifts to handle the flow of goods
  • Low maintenance
  • High performance
  • Space saving
  • Ease of control and organisation
  • High turnover
  • Versatile
  • Efficient use of space
  • Improved productivity
  • Good accessibility
  • Pushback – A system where the tracks are mounted at an angle. When a forklift loads a pallet in, the one that is currently there is pushed back. When the one at the front is removed, the one directly behind rolls in to the vacant place. A good system for conserving space.
  • Carton Live – Palletised goods are inserted in the back of the structure and removed from the front. This creates perfect stock rotation and offers a good level of storage density.
  • Pallet Live – Works in a similar way to Carton Live but on a larger scale. It works well with fast moving, perishable goods that are stored and despatched in large quantities.

Before selecting they type of pallet racking you need for your warehouse you should carefully examine the costs and benefits involved. The best way to do this is to consult an expert in the field, such as Pallet Racking Systems Ltd in Willenhall, our team of experts are always more than happy to assist you.

For more information, please call Pallet Racking Systems Limited on 0800 085 8117.