Types of Pallet Racking
There is a huge range of racking types and styles available on the market and it is not always easy to decide which is right for you, we can help!
Choosing the wrong pallet racking system can be a costly decision you may regret for a long time; there are plenty of different types on the market each with benefits and drawbacks for specific requirements.
As one of the UK's leading pallet racking and mezzanine flooring specialists, we have access to a variety of high quality racking solutions, including wide aisle, narrow aisle, drive-in and through racking, cantilever racking and double deep pallet racking.
Make sure you ask our experienced team for their expert advice and recommendations for your Kent, London or UK business.
Wide aisle pallet racking
Wide Aisle Pallet Racking (or standard pallet racking) is the simplest type of pallet racking on the market, easy to install and maintain, thanks to its durability and adaptability. It is suitable for almost every type of industry such as food & drink, manufacturing, warehousing or storage of heavy equipment.
Allowing for direct access to every pallet without specialist handing equipment, wide aisle pallet racking can be adjusted to cater for different types of products being stored or changing business needs. We supply wide aisle pallet racking, used or new, from a number of key manufactures including; Link 51, Apex, Polypal, PSS & Stow and
Narrow aisle pallet racking
Narrow Aisle pallet racking utilises more of the floor space in a storage area, when compared to wide aisle pallet racking the operating area of handling equipment can be reduced by up to 50%.
Specialist forklift handling equipment will need to me used to fit in the confined space, but the cost of this outweighed by the space gained and the ability to access every pallet is still available, making this the preferred choice for companies with high volumes of product but low storage capacity.
Double Deep pallet racking
Double deep pallet racking is a slightly different take on standard pallet racking and is an ideal solution when multiple quantities of each product are stored.
Our double deep pallet racking utilises space by having two double entry racks back to back, enabling pallets to then be stored two deep but accessed from the same aisle.
The best way to utilise double deep pallet racking is to place a pallet into the racking first and then place another one in front. This utilises the space by having pallets next to each other. The 2nd pallet needs to be accessed using a telescopic attachment to the fork truck.
Drive in / Through Racking
Drive in pallet racking is designed for warehouses that stock large quantities of the same product. Drive-through and drive in pallet racking systems allow a much higher storage density and easier access for fork lift trucks, maximising the space in the storage area by utilising the area and the height.
Through drive in systems, pallets are stored several deep, using a First in Last out (FILO) rotation system, which makes it suitable for industries with either a fast turnaround or products which are not date sensitive. Drive in pallet racking is becoming increasingly popular with industrial clients across Kent and London.
Cantilever racking is designed for the safe and organised storage of long and heavy loads, making it an ideal storage system for items such as timber or metal e.g. fence posts or scaffold poles.
Cantilever racking consists of vertical frames and horizontal arms placed at regular intervals, which bear the load of the goods.
Much of the time these bulky goods are stored outside, such as in builders merchants yards which means there is a need for weather proof materials in the construction of cantilever racking and further protection such as a canopy or roof to protect from the elements.
Coil Racking is a system designed to store cylindrical products such as cable or anything else that is usually held in a reel in a variety of warehouse or industrial environments.
Using a coil racks stops the cable or product from creasing or flattening or even unravelling as it might do if it was stored on the floor.