The right solutions for high density storage

Warehouse Shelves and Palletizing for High Density Storage
Warehouse. Photo: nd3000, Bigstock

Drive-in systems

Large scale industrial companies specialize in providing heavy capacity equipment, so they often need to place them neatly in one place to improve workplace efficiency. In such places, drive-in systems are used to increase storage density.

These drive-in racking systems are designed with robust frames, rails, foot plates and supporting beams and come with anchor bolts, rail protectors, and cross bracing. All these components are necessary to facilitate hassle free pallet racking. The goods are packed in load units for efficient lifting, storage, and removal. In addition, high quality forklifts are used for testing and regular maintenance operations.

These systems use a last in, first out (LIFO) method for stocking. However, before placing items on shelves, the system should be inspected and maintained for safety and strength. There are many advantages that can be achieved from these scalable storage units, they include.

  • Products that require cold storage can be stored in such racking systems.
  • Similar type of items can be stocked in color coded cartons for identification purposes.
  • Delicate goods that cannot be stored in blocks can also be kept on the shelves.
  • Pallet racking saves space as the cartons can be slid deeper inside with ease.
  • They can deliver cost-effective solutions for high density storage requirements.
  • Standard sizes and innovative gliding options assure smoother operations.

Integration and automation

There is no single, fixed drive in storage system solution for all warehouses needs. There are a wide range of designs available to suit a given warehouse and each is installed with precision. They are suitable for calculating storage capacity, lift power, and carton sizes with accuracy. The pallet racking is configured with cutting edge, cargo load, software and come in two operations such as manual and automatic.

Automation

The entire warehouse can be computerized with a drive-in system. Stacker cranes are used to lift up the trolleys to a loading platform. Computers are used to control the pallet removals and deposits. In such case, human intervention is not required at any stage of the operation. Satellite trolleys are part of these installations as they speed up the tasks without damage.

Integral warehousing

The entire pallet racking system is integrated into the warehouse design. There is no separate concrete building or structure to house the installed shelves. This robust fixture is time and cost efficient, and there is no loss in quality or functionality. Also, the stock, shelves, and supporting components are reinforced and fully protected. They withstand heavy loads and the pressures and pulls of daily activities.  They are also designed to handle withstand different weather conditions such as snow, wind, sunshine, and rainfall.

Deeper storage

Storage of large quantity goods depend upon the machines and innovative storage systems. In such case, inefficient techniques are not suitable and waste valuable time and money. Therefore, the best and safest storage solution is pallet racking systems. These systems require the use of forklift truck and computer to provide maximum efficiency for operations. However, the best type of logistical software should be used which is compatible and relevant for a specific business. Computerization of load plan delivers an optimized solution for warehouses. The 3-D design software reduces storage, packing, and transport costs by 20%.

The shelves last longer if the operations are optimized with correct loads. The benefits of software technology in storage and logistical operations are listed here.

  • The computer aided design (CAD) tools are indispensable for global scale companies.
  • Optimization software generates a complete load plan for air, sea, or truck containers.
  • They also cater to the needs of cartons and pallet racking systems in warehouses.
  • Package engineers can design the casement and arrange the products with ease.
  • The pallet pattern is configured for full load, half load, and mixed load containers.
  • The software supports every step of the design from ideas to implementation.
  • The color-coded display and graphical user interface (GUI) are user friendly.

Automatic palletizing is done with refined algorithms that generate powerful load plans.