Tag: storage

Selective Racking: What You Need To Know

3 weeks ago
Single selective rack is by far the most basic of all rack configurations.  At the same time it also provides the highest degree of selectivity with respect to access to stored pallet loads.  The downside to a warehouse filled with selective rack is that more than half of your warehouse square footage will be fork […]
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Double Deep Selective Rack: What You Need To Know

2 months ago
Double deep selective rack goes one step further to maximize pallet storage while remaining a very basic rack configuration.  Selectivity will suffer, as this is now a First-In Last-Out (FILO) inventory system.  While this system improves your storage to aisle space ratio it requires a little more sophisticated fork truck and operator to place the […]
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How to: Selecting the Right Depth of Pushback

5 months ago
1.  One of the risks with any deep storage system is the risk of “checker boarding”.  This happens when a deep lane storage system is selected, but there are too many individual SKU’s in the facility to efficiently fill the deep storage lane.  FOR EXAMPLE:  If you only have a single SKU of an item, […]
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When is Your Operation a Good Candidate for an AS/RS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System)?

2 years ago
AS/RS systems can substantially increase your throughput and storage density capabilities but how do you know if an automated storage and retrieval system will benefit your warehouse operations?  Here are a few things to consider: When your operation is running 18-24 hours a day, 5 to 7 days a week: Typically single shift operations do […]
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How Does a Pushback Rack System work?

3 years ago
When distribution facility operators are looking to densify their storage layout (store up to twice as many pallets in the same facility when compared with selective rack), many times Pushback Rack systems can be an excellent alternative.  A pushback rack system is a LIFO system, normally composed of an inclined rail section that extends the […]
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