Drive-In & Drive-Through pallet racking is an extremely efficient, space saving, high density storage system that is also cost-effective, allowing you to reduce overall square footage requirements by up to 35%, over standard selective pallet racking systems.
What is a Drive-In and Drive-Through Pallet Racking?
Drive-in & drive-through is basically designed to provide warehouse operators with high-density storage, but less selectivity. Pallets are stored two or more deep, and slide backwards on a continuous rail when loaded into the racking system. Forklifts are then driven into the pallet rack to access the stored pallets. This type of pallet racking system is ideal for storing large amounts of the same product that have a longer shelf life, and don’t require immediate access.
Moreover, drive-in & drive-through pallet racking systems significantly minimize the need for additional aisles in your warehouse, which considerably enhances your warehouse’s cubed storage area.
Drive In Pallet Racking – allows access to the rack from one side to load or unload pallets, making it a last-in, first-out (LIFO) racking system.
Drive Through Pallet Racking – allows access to the rack from either side to load or unload pallets, making it a first-in, first-out (FIFO) racking system.
Advantages of Drive-In/Drive-Through Pallet Racking include:
- Provides LIFO / FIFO high density storage space for high volume product.
- Reduces amount of square footage used over standard selective pallet racking.
- Stores more product in less space, costing less per square foot.
- Increased control over racking system entry and exit.
- System designed to focus on storage density over selectivity.
In summary, if your company has large volumes of the same product SKU, that is not shelf life sensitive, then Drive-In Drive-Through Pallet Racking might be the solution for you.