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Are you trying to maximize available storage space, keep production running smoothly, and ensure your employees have a safe work environment? If so, pallet racking systems are a must-have for your warehouse. Choosing a system takes some thought and consideration and is mainly dependent on your production goals, space, and industry.

Pallet racking systems come in many different styles that serve unique purposes. To gain perspective on the six most popular racking systems that Applied Handling NW has to offer, continue reading.

Not All Pallet Racking Systems Are Created Equal

Before deciding on a pallet racking system for your warehouse, it is always best to speak with a professional who understands the different styles and how they work. Some companies offer on-site assistance. This is great for business owners who are unfamiliar with the different pallet racking types and how they works.

Out of the six most common pallet systems, each one brings something a little different to the table. Once you find the system that will best serve your industry and get it installed, you’ll see an increase in production, workflow, and revenue.

Which System Should You Choose?

Only you can honestly answer that question based on the needs of your company. Let’s take a look at the variety of pallet racking systems that are available:

Cantilever Racking – The cantilever racking system is used primarily for storing lengthy products such as lumber, plastic piping, and steel rods. Bulky and oddly shaped items store perfectly on the durable metal framework and long protruding arms of this racking system.

Selective RackingSelective pallet racks are one of the most widely used systems across many different industries. When your employees require direct access to each pallet position, this is the system to go with. Another perk of selective racking is that it can accommodate any size product due to being fully adjustable.

Push Back Racking – This type of pallet racking platform is designed to create a last-in/first-out (LIFO) rotation system. You’ll find that push back racking increases accessibility of your inventory and keeps your materials organized by oldest to newest.

Drive-In RackingDrive-in racking encourages the maximization of floor space in your warehouse by utilizing the last-in/first-out (LIFO) rotation protocol. There are fewer aisles associated with this type of system but offers 3 times as much storage space as other traditional systems.

Pallet Flow RackingPallet flow racking utilizes the first-in/first-out (FIFO) loading system and is excellent for high-density storage needs.

Carton flow Racking – Comparable to pallet flow racking, carton racking systems use the FIFO system and offers optimal management of inventory and ease of use.

Applied Handling NW Will Help You Find The Right Pallet Racking System

Keeping production moving smoothly and safely requires a great pallet racking system, and Applied Handling NW has what it takes to find you the perfect model. Contact our team today at 877-247-2934 for more information. We’re happy to help! Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page.