What’s is Drive In Racking?
Drive in Pallet racking system is one storage system which have high storage efficiency. The structure of derive in racking is different from other racking. The post structure mainly take side and vertical strength. All pallets are put on the suport arm rail which connect with post.
Most high density drive- in pallet racking systems are little more than conventional pallet racks, adapted and reinforced to meet the stringent demands of drive-in applications.
T Racking’s drive-in racking system provides the space efficiency and high volume storage of block stacking, with easy access to pallets. There are no aisles and no cross beams, providing maximum space efficiency. And because each pallet sits on its own support rails, pallets are no longer stacked on top of each other.
The major features of drive in racking:
• Drive-in racking is tailored to pallet and load size and handling equipment.
• Can be used with standard handling equipment.
• Rails adjustable optimize space utilization.
• Elimination of many working aisles
• Ideal for products with regular circulation
• Drive Through Racking can provide FIFO principle
• Drive In Racking can provide FILO principle
What are the different types of drive-in racking system?
There are basically two main types of drive-in racking systems available out there. The two types of drive-in racking systems that you can go for include the following.
- Single entry racks: These are the type of racks that includes forklift access to one side only.
- Double entry racks: Unlike single entry racks, double entry racks have forklift access from both sides. A large beam is used in the center in order to hold a row of racks in the place.
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What’s Drive In Racking Structure Detail?
Upright Frame: the major support structure for the whole system, consist of upright post, diagonal bracing/horizontal bracing, row spacer…etc
Top Beam: on the top of each bay to hold the comple drive in racking system
Top Bracing: X style bracing on top of each bay, connect by turn buckle or bults & nuts.
Double Support Arm: used in additional bay to hold pallet rail (support arm rail)
Single Support Arm: used in start bay and end bay to hold pallet rail(support arm rail)
Support Arm Rail: the pallet rail which hold the pallets in racking system
Post Protector: to protect forklift from damage the post, this is very important component for drive in racking safety.
Floor Guide Rai: this rail is to guide the forklift driver to move safely in the racking system. It can stop forklift wheels before hit the racking system. This is additional component but we suggest it used in each drive in racking and drive through racking project.
Which product and industry suit for drive in racking?
Drive in racking can be used in a lot of industry which storage same product with bulk quantity, like food, vegetable, fruit, beverage, chemical, cigarette
Drive in racking is also widely used in cold store.
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Advantages of using Drive-In rackingSome of the main advantages of using drive-in racking can be summed up into the following points:1. It provides greater pallet storage.
2. It also provides you with an unlimited depth of storage.
3. It has limited aisles and thus, it is more efficient in space management.
4. With the help of the set-back or cant-leg designs, it can be useful in preventing forklift damage.
5. It provides a denser arrangement of your stored products.
6. It can be custom designed for your forklifts and pallets.
7. It is actually an affordable storage system.
8. It can be used with push back pallet racking in order to build a combination system.
Structural or roll form drive-in racking: which one is better?
Roll form drive-in the rack has a boltless design and also very light in weight. It is because of this reason that it is preferred for light storage. Whereas on the other hand, the structural drive-in rack is used for heavier goods. It is preferred for loads heavier than 1500 lbs. it is made of hot rolled c-channel steel. It is also designed with bolts and nuts which makes it stronger and heavier to handle heavier loads. It can also resist more impact than roll form drive-in rack.
Structural cracks are heavy and thick because of which they are preferred for heavier loads. Their heavy structural design is what makes them more resistant to impact. It can easily resist the impact of forklifts exiting and entering the racks.
When and where to use Structural drive-in racks?
You should make use of structural drive-in racks when you have to store heavier loads that are more than 1500 lbs. when storing bulky and heavier items like pipe, plywood, bar stock, coils and steel sheets etc., structural drive-in racks is the best option for you.
Comparing the cost of installation
As you already know, structural drive-in racks are heavier and stronger. Not only that, but they come with nuts and bolts as well. it is because of all these reasons that it takes longer to install a structural drive-in rack. This may affect the total cost of installation. Whereas on the other hand, roll form drive-in racks are lighter in weight and don’t use bolts and nuts. This is why it can be installed much faster. Not only that, but due to its bolt-less connection, it is easy to connect the arms to the uprights.
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