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Currently viewing category: Warehouse Racking
A common oversight in warehousing is underestimating the importance of racking inspections and maintenance.
Often at a glance racking can look 100% in working order, however when closely examined there are a number of areas where potential damage, defects and failure can occur.
Very narrow aisle (VNA) is a warehouse layout design to maximise the utilisation of available storage space.
By narrowing the distance of the aisles and using tall racking systems the maximum vertical and horizontal storage space is able to be utilised no matter the overall size of the building.
Adaptalift Group has a number of specially adapted VNA units to suit any application including man-up turret trucks, counterbalance aisle-master forklifts and ride-on reach trucks.
In conjunction with Adaptalift’s specialist handling solutions blog back in November late last year, we discussed the benefits of flameproof and multi-load handling.
This blog will look at another specialist application in the supply of materials handling solutions, more specifically working in the cold storage industry.
Companies are constantly looking for alternative solutions to increase available storage space. This blog post will look at two alternative materials handling solutions, which can dramatically increase the amount of storage space available.
One common method of storing stock is floor pallet stacking or block stacking. Floor stacking is a form of palletised storage that does not require any type of storage equipment, and instead loaded pallets are placed directly on the floor and built up in stacks to a maximum stable storage height. Lanes are created to ensure access to the different stock keeping units (SKUs).
Cantilever is defined as “a beam anchored at one end only”. The load is held by the arm which transfers the load to the supporting upright beam/base. Cantilever racking is primarily used for storage of bulky, oversized, long loads such as timber, plasterboard, steel trusses & piping, PVC carpet.
Warehouse racking systems; if not correctly used or maintained, can end up being dangerous, costly and a huge inconvenience for any business. Overloaded or damaged storage racking systems can collapse and cause severe injuries to employees; which is a common workplace safety issue.
Powered mobile racking is an electrically powered racking storage bank involving a framed motor base with wheels that move along floor rails with the press of a button or a remote control. Each racking shelf remains compacted until they are required to be accessed and are opened through creating an aisle space in between the two racking blocks. This aisle space is only required between each racking shelf when the racking is being accessed.
What is drive-in racking? With drive-in racking, pallets are placed so they can slide backwards on a rail, thus storing them more deeply and creating more space in the warehouse. Drive-In Racking involves the forklift entering the racking from one side to load or retrieve the pallets which are stored more deeply.
Below is a diagram of a douple-deep racking layout using different equipment including a Standard Counter Balance Forklift, Reach Truck & Articulated Forklift.