Various types of pallet racking for your warehouse


If you are the owner of a warehouse, big or small, commercial or personal, pallet racking is undoubtedly something that you would need to give a thought to, especially if you are handling lots of goods on a daily basis. To ease your way, there are obviously various types of pallet racking Auckland systems available in the market. Each system has its own functionality and benefits, and it depends entirely on requirements, which type of pallet racking system would be the best choice for you.

Common pallet racking Auckland systems that you ought to know

Selective racking

This is amongst the common racking systems in vogue in the market in the present times and usually can be classified into two sub-types –

  1. Roll form – Constructed in the tear drop style, the roll pallet racking Auckland system is most convenient if you have to deal with a variety of items in the warehouse whose weights usually vary. By easily adjusting the tear drop, various types of items can be easily accommodated without a fuss.
  2. Structural – Much like the roll form system, the structural selective racking system can be well customized as well according to needs. But what makes the structural system more efficient is the durability that it offers, which usually is an issue with the roll form racking system.

Drive- in and drive-through

Another common pallet racking Auckland system is the drive-in and the drive-through. What makes this system a much more preferable choice than the selective racking system is the fact that the forklift trucks can usually enter the bay where the racks are stacked. This is possible because unlike selective racking, the pallets aren’t placed on cross beams but on rails, thus leaving the face open where the truck can wade in. The only main difference between drive through and the drive in system is that the former allows entry on both sides, whereas the latter allows entry at only one side.

Push back pallet systems

In this racking system, the main concern is the depth and not the width. Each bay may go up to six pallets deep, thus reducing the aisle space, but greatly increasing the density of the items placed. The system is so arranged that as soon as one pallet is taken out of the order, the others move to the front, thus saving a lot of labor. However, the cost that can go into the installation of this pallet racking Auckland system is much higher than the systems used above.

Pallet flow

Another pallet racking Auckland system that can be quite useful in a warehouse is the pallet flow mechanism that, like the push back system, makes use of the depth and gravity factors to enhance the efficiency of the system in which the pallets are stored and also the storage density. Additionally, they are also equipped with brakes as well as motion control system that improve and facilitate pallet loading and unloading, which can be both in this case – FIFO or LIFO, accordingly as you would want.