Whether you're looking to implement a pallet racking system in a brand new warehouse or are retrofitting your existing warehouse with a better system, there are many options available to you. The option that's right for you will vary based on your company's needs, budget, and the amount of space available in your warehouse. By understanding a few of the most common pallet racking configurations and how they work, you can ultimately make the best decision for your company.
Teardrop racking systems are among the most popular options available due to their easy assembly and versatility. Specifically, teardrop racking systems work by using a bolt-less design for each pallet, which allows you to configure pallet and shelving sizes easily without the need for special tools. Many companies opt for this type of racking system due to the easy installation, ability to reconfigure, and long-lasting durability of materials. This tends to be the best option for medium-sized budgets, especially for companies that anticipate the need to add additional racks and pallets down the road as their business grows.
For smaller budgets, a traditional floor stacking system may be best. This is by far the most economical option available since it simply uses individual pallets that are placed in rows along a warehouse floor. However, because this configuration requires more floor space, it may not be ideal for smaller warehouses. At the same time, this option doesn't require a large up-front investment and is easily configured to suit your needs.
For companies that utilize forklifts and other machinery in the warehouse, a drive-in or drive-through racking system may be ideal. These allow for the face of each pallet bay to remain open for easy access while resting on side rails. At the same time, there is plenty of room in each row for fork trucks and other machinery to maneuver safely. This type of pallet racking system also allows for high storage density, but because of higher stacking, some warehouses will find that access to pallets is a little limited.
These are just a few of the most popular pallet racking options available today, and each option comes with some inherent benefits for warehouses based on their size and functionality. Still not sure which option is right for your company? Speak with a pallet racking system provider today and request an on-site assessment to get a more personalized recommendation.