A pallet racking system is the storage of palletised materials. They are built to work in multiple levels and horizontal rows, maximizing the use of the available spaces. Designed for easy access and high levels of organisation, they are built from 2 components, being them frames and beams.
Pallet racking is very helpful in terms of improving the efficiency of a warehouse and helping increase their space and storage – which are their most common uses. At Teepee, we offer a great range of pallet racking systems, so to help you decide which one is the best option for your case, we have pulled some information below.
What are the Pallet Racking System benefits?
Pallet racking can offer many benefits, but the most important are:
Space-saving – Utilises the available vertical space of the warehouse, maximising the storage capacity.
Adjustable at any point to best suit your needs – Extend or reconfigure at any time by adding new parts.
Easy to access and practical – Organise your goods, while keeping them and your staff safe from accidents.
Cost-effective – No need to rent a bigger place or build anything by utilising the available space in your warehouse. They also are very durable and easy to repair.
Which racking system is the best for you?
There are a few factors to consider when thinking about adding a pallet racking system to your business. They include your floor capacity in the warehouse, and the floor ceiling height, for example.
Depending on the aspects of your warehouse, you can then consider your business’s requirements and budget. There are a few pallet racking systems you can choose from, these include:
Wide Aisle – Versatile and cost-effective, the wide aisles are built to store palletised loads in single or double runs that are separated by wide aisles, permitting trucks to operate within. They are built for quick access to stock and can be modified to adapt height at any time.
Multi-tier – Made for hand-load picking systems, the multi-tier systems can have single or multiple level walkaways between shelves. This kind of racking system is excellent for online retailers with small products with thousands of different SKUs.
Push Back – Specially designed for gravity roll track, the push back racking works in a FILE (first in, last out) system, being able to store up to 10 pallets deep. They are excellent for SKUs that need to be stored in large quantities without the need of moving other pallets.
Pallet Live – Opposite to Push back system, the Pallet live racking is a FIFO (first-in, first-out) system. In this case, the pallets are controlled by brake rollers to keep the travelling speed moderate.
Drive-in & Drive-through – Last-in, first-out (LIFO) and first-in, first-out (FIFO) systems respectively, the drive-in & drive-out systems are supported by rails and are accessible by trucks.
Double Deep – A standard pallet racking system but made to fit 2 pallets in a row using the FILO principle. This kind of racking system is ideal for multiple pallets storages and requires efficient stock control.
Very Narrow Aisle – VNA is a great solution to optimise available space as each aisle varies from 1.5 to 2.0 metres, maximizing the height of warehouses. They require trucks as well as guide rails. They are recommended for high stock and small floor areas (but with a high ceiling).
If you would like to know more about the different pallet racking systems we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us. We also offer a great range of other warehouse solutions as well as SEMA approved racking training.
Are you looking to install a pallet racking system in your warehouse, unit or factory? Not only do Teepee provide the design, supply and installation for racking systems but in this article, we discuss the ways in which you can prepare for the installation.
Analysing the layout
Before you start planning for a pallet racking installation you will need to analyse every aspect of your warehouse. This will allow you to assess the effectiveness of your warehouse currently and understand where your problems lie, in order to be able to fix them.
Firstly, you will need to split the premise up and create a layout that works for you. It is essential that you take into consideration the everyday operations that take place within each area of the business and create a strategic organisation plan. This can help improve warehouse efficiency as well as help to create space.
You should utilise all of the space available in your warehouse when looking at the layout of your pallet racking system. You should also look at reducing the handling of products, the positioning of products/ pallets and creating an easy access storage system.
Teepee can help with the design of your pallet racking system. Call us today on 01384 256 969 to discuss your requirements.
Managing stock levels
The most important task is managing your stock levels, especially if your goods are perishable, as the correct amount of stock will ensure there is no waste or no pallets are being used up with unnecessary stock.
Why install a pallet racking system?
As we all know, there is far more that needs to be taken into consideration than ensuring that your products are sent out to your customers and also, received on time when it comes to the efficiency of your warehouse. What it all boils down to is the organisation of your products and mainly, your warehouse. Warehouse organisation can be achieved through pallet racking systems; pallet racking or cantilever racking, depending on your product offering.
Contact Teepee today to discuss your requirements and receive a quote for the installation of a pallet racking system by calling us on 01384 256 969 or filling out our online contact form.
Pallet racking is a storage system that offers many benefits within warehouses. In this article, we will discuss the features and benefits of all pallet racking systems.
1) Space saving
One of the main advantages of a pallet racking system is its ability to save space within a warehouse. Pallet racking utilises the vertical space within your warehouse and can even utilise the floor space available as there are different types of racking available dependant upon the floor space within your warehouse and your requirements.
2) Cost effective
Pallet racking is a cost-effective storage system. Not only could it save you money utilising the capacity of your warehouse and setting up your warehouse effectively, but it could save you money on relocation costs and additional storage. Also, as everything will have its own place, you could save money on lost goods and also the time taken to search for lost goods – not only saving your business money but time also!
The material used to construct a pallet racking storage system is high quality steel, meaning that it can withstand bumps and general wear and tear. However, if there were any damage, it is usually pretty straight forward to make the repairs.
Warehouses which have a poor storage system are more likely to have incidents. As the safety of your staff is paramount, installing a pallet racking system should be considered as this will minimise the risk of accidents occurring. Pallet racking increases your warehouses safety for both the goods and your staff members.
Contact Teepee for Pallet Racking System
Are you considering investing in a safe, cost-effective and durable pallet racking system? Contact us here at Teepee. Call us today on 01384 256 969 or fill out our online contact form.
It might seem like a simple enough question, but it’s one that could have important implications when making the correct selection for your business, in terms of functionality, cost and safety.
As a general rule of thumb, shelving is a storage system that cannot be approached by mechanical handling devices such as fork-lift trucks or order-pickers. This is because shelving uprights are generally thinner and more vulnerable to accidental damage by machinery. Shelving is therefore usually hand loaded and has unit loads of less than 20 or 25 kilograms.
Contrary to popular belief, shelving is not classified by height and it is quite possible to have systems that have 3 or 4 tiers. However, these systems must always be located well away from any loading machinery and can under no circumstances be climbed on by operatives to retrieve goods.
Racking is, therefore, the correct solution if your business stores heavy loads or items in pallets, which need to be moved via mechanical means.
Please remember that both shelving and racking systems require independent annual inspections by law, so it’s vital that you engage a trained professional to perform this service. At Teepee, we are proud to provide SEMA accredited inspectors and inspection prices start at just £185 + VAT.
Arrange your inspection by contacting our friendly team firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01384 256969.