3 Types Of Pallet Rack Systems For Your Business

If you need a lot of storage at your business, it may be best to use the vertical square footage that is not being used to make the most out of your space. This can easily be done with a pallet rack system so that you can stack items up high rather than at ground level. Here are a few different types of pallet rack systems that you have to pick from. 

Selective Pallet Racks

One of the most popular pallet rack systems is known as a selective pallet rack. These racks will have individual pallet racks that are two pallets deep. Moving one pallet when necessary to get to the one behind it allows access to your entire inventory with relative ease. This is also one of the more affordable pallet rack solutions.

The height of each rack can also be increased to allow taller pallets. However, larger pallets may require specialized equipment to get them on and off the pallet rack. The main advantage is that you have more overall capacity with how much you can store on the pallet racks.

Drive-Through and Drive-In Pallet Racks

Drive-through and Drive-in pallet racks are very similar, with the only difference being how you add and retrieve pallets from the rack. In both systems, pallets are stored in a long and continuous rack that does not allow access to all of your inventory, since some pallets are essentially stuck in the middle or at the end of a rack until the pallets in front of it are removed.

In a drive-in pallet rack system, the pallets are all loaded from the same side. This means that the first pallet in will be the last pallet out. In a drive-through pallet rack system, you will load from one side and retrieve from the other. This creates a storage system where the first pallet in will be the last pallet out. The advantage of either of these pallet racks is that they are a much better use of space, allowing you an even larger amount of square footage.

VNA Pallet Racks

A VNA (very narrow aisle) pallet rack system is similar to the selective pallet rack system where every pallet is accessible at all times, but it doesn't place any pallets behind other pallets. Instead, it uses narrow aisles with enough room to remove one pallet at a time, with no pallets sharing the same rack. This can make it faster to access your entire inventory, with the downside of sacrificing your total storage space.  

For more information about pallet racks, contact a local company.