Pallet racking is a material handling storage system solution designed to store materials on pallets (or “skids”) in order to increase floor space and simplify inventory requirements. Although there are many varieties, they all allow for the storage of palletized materials in horizontal rows with multiple levels. Pallet racking improves the overall workflow and efficiency of a business, and leads to a well organized shop, factory, warehouse, distribution or logistics center.
Centex Material Handling specializes in warehouse pallet racking systems and warehouse shelving for Austin and the Central Texas area. Each of our racking systems solutions serve a similar purpose, but vary in functionality and application. Regardless of the available space in your facility or style of inventory management, a business will find the perfect warehouse racking solution for your facility with Centex Material Handling.
Cantilever racks are best used for storing long, awkward loads that cannot be stored on traditional racking such as timber, trusses, pipes or plywood. Cantilever racking is rather easy to install and reconfigure as well as enables loads to be handled by lifting systems such as lift trucks, mobile cranes, stacker cranes, etc. Racking systems are chosen depending on the load to be stored (mainly weight and dimensions) or the height of the rack itself.
Cantilever racking uses uprights secured into strong bases with arms and braces to to provide stability and store long load items. Their design allows loads to be fitted on to the structure, forming open shelves that can accommodate large, bulky, long or oddly-shaped loads that are otherwise difficult to store.
- Easy to assemble. The parts are designed to allow the shelves to be assembled quickly and easily.
- Simple structure, durable and excellent mobility.
Clad Rack Warehouses
When the racking itself forms the construction of a building together with side and roof cladding, it becomes a major work of engineering. The ranking structure supports not only the merchandise, but also the building structure, the handling devices and the external elements.
The maximum height of a clad rack warehouse structure is only limited by local building standards and by the reach or height of stacker cranes or fork-lift trucks.
- Enables maximum use of available surface area without wasting floor space by building upward to capacity height.
- Allows a wide range of goods to be stored.
- Compatible with conventional or automated systems.
Conventional Pallet Rack
Conventional pallet racks are the most universal system for direct and single access to pallets. The pallet racking is the best solution for saving space where heavy stock capacity is needed and a wide variety of SKUs are utilized.
Conventional pallet racks not only maximize storage space, but also ensure the safety and efficiency of workers in the workplace, which maximizes profits and productivity.
The working aisle measurement between each rack and rack height is only limited to the forklift trucks, lifting devices, pallet sizes and height of the warehouse itself. Centex Material Handling can work out that solution for you.
- Maximize control of stock and storage area taken by a single pallet.
- Maximum adaptability to any load type, both in terms of weight and volume.
- Can be combined with long span beams for manual selection of goods.
Drive In Pallet Rack
This system is base on the storage by accumation principle, which enables the highest use of available space in terms of both area and height. Drive-in racking is designed for the storage of homogenous products. It accommodates a large number of pallets for each SKU.
Two management systems are available: the drive-in system, with only one access aisle, and the drive-through system, with access to the load from both sides of the rack. The System is frequently use in cold stores (refrigeration and freezing) which require maximum use of space for the storage of producs in a controlled temperature.
- Maximum profitability of available space (up to 85%).
- Removal of aisles between the ranking.
- Rigorous control of entries and exits.
- Allows as many SKU’s as loading lanes.
Push-Back Pallet Rack
An accumulative storage system allows up to four pallets deep to be stored per level.
All pallets levels, except the top one, are placed on a set of trolleys which are then pushed along rolling rails.
Push-back Racks are ideal for storing medium-turnover products, with two or more pallets per SKU using the Last In First Out (or LIFO) system.
- The best possible use is made of the space available.
- Very little height space is wasted
- Each level can be used to store different SKU