Storage Solutions: Storage is a major concern for many companies for two main reasons. Buying storage units is expensive and the logistics of installing it can be a nightmare. However, it is a necessary expense for most companies so getting the best deal is a primary concern. The logistics of installing a storage system are extensive, and range from choosing the correct type of racking for your products to fitting in the correct amount of racking storage into your warehouse or shop.
There are many different types of racking to choose from when looking for a storage solution. However the most popular are pallet racking and cantilever racking.
Pallet racking is the ideal storage solution for masses of small items which are package together. Or larger items which are limit to 3m x 3m square in size e.g. sheet metal. There are different types of pallet racking storage systems which are suitable for storing different types of goods.
Drive-in pallet racking is suitable for seasonal goods such as Christmas decorations. Which are store in an unspecified order and then the storage is emptied relatively quickly e.g. during the run up to Christmas. This type of pallet racking may not be suitable for all purposes however due to the fact. That it functions on a last in, first out sequence, therefore not all pallet re accessible at the same time. However, if in your industry the sequence that the pallets are remove is inconsequential, then drive-in racking is an excellent space-saving storage solution.
If you require a space-saving solution with access to all pallets. However, Narrow Aisle pallet Racking will be more appropriate for your cause. Space is save by placing the racks close together, therefore eliminating some of the dead space in the warehouse. The only drawback to this system is that you will need specialist equipment to be able to navigate the narrow aisles. And pick the appropriate pallets which can be more expensive to invest in.