Pushback Racking –Solid Reasons for Buying

Authored by Bill DiMaio III
April 6, 2015

 

When considering the various types of pallet racking for your facility it can be a difficult choice if you have a wide range of load sizes, types of pallets, weights, and a high inventory turnover. Matching multiple SKU’s, quantities while meeting the load handling and damage concerns is a difficult operational task.

These and other issues should be reviewed in order to assist in planning the type of handling and racking systems that will meet your current requirements along with a plan that addresses the future.

Each of the current storage systems provides many of the same features that will adequately provide storage for the majority of your pallet loads:

Used Pallet Flow Racking:

high density system
typically loaded from the back and unloaded in the front (FIFO)
utilizes depth of the structure to gain storage capacity.
There are pallet type and condition issues using this system.


Used Drive-Thru Pallet Racking:

a high density system
forklifts entering at both ends of structure
a FIFO inventory system.
Structure is subject to more forklift abuse and less operator safety.


Used Drive-In Pallet Racking:

high density storage system where,
forklifts enter from only one side
a LIFO inventory system
Ideal for freezers and cold storage areas
structure is subject to more forklift abuse and less operator safety


Used Selective Pallet Rack:

Provides the least amount of storage density
allows direct access to each pallet
adaptable to any product load, size, weight and volume


Used Pushback Racking:

system provides the highest density
a LIFO inventory system
Forklift does not enter system resulting in increased operator safety
less inventory damage
Accessible using a variety of forklifts