Drive-In rack systems provide a low budget, high density storage solution for customers with lower SKU counts. Drive-In rack systems load from the back to the front (First-In Last-Out) as the forklift literally drives into the rack system, loads the pallet onto rails and backs out of the rack system. As the system is loaded rear to front, it must it be unloaded front to rear.
- Technical Data
Drive-In systems reduce the number of aisles required in a warehouse. It is frequently used in cold storage applications, where the cost of (refrigerated) volume is at its highest and requires the most return on investment (more density).
Drive-In is limited by the warehouse management system and its ability to slot pallet locations. In practice because only a single SKU tends to be stored per bay storage utilization is typically low due to honeycombing.
Drive in rack is subject to more abuse due to the constant movement of fork lifts in and out of the rack. It is also a system that can require a pallet be handled multiple times before shipping. If multiple SKU’s or manufacture dates are stored in a bay, handling product multiple times can lead to product damage.
Determine if the Drive In pallet rack system from Advance Storage Products meets your warehouse storage requirements. Assess the advantages and limitations of this high density storage solution below.
- Lower capital investment
- High storage density for certain product mixes
- Manufacturers with limited SKU counts
- Producers with limited product variation, date segregated production or batch production
- Inflexible, does not allow for SKU increase
- Low productivity (30% slower than alternative systems)
- Requires standardized pallets
- High rack damage from trucks
- LIFO - Last In First Out
- Difficult to rotate time sensitive products
- Handling the same pallet multiple time
|Structural Pallet Rack Brochure|
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