Used drive-in rack is a high-density storage system, allowing storage of more pallets in less space. Storing more products in less space means fewer aisles, therefore, saving and maximizing floor space. Lanes are deeper than standard pallet rack so they hold more pallets which equate to saving floor space. Lanes are stacked 2-10 pallets deep. Lanes are loaded and unloaded with a forklift. The forklift enters and exits the aisle the same way thru the front.
Rails run the length of the rack to provide evenly placed pallets. Rails are supported by arms/saddles which are connected to the frames/uprights. Each rail holds one pallet in front of the other until the lane is completely loaded front to back. The depth of the drive-in rack is the available floor space. The height is as high as the ceiling.
Used drive in rack utilizes the LIFO (last in, first out) method of inventory control and is ideal for cooler and freezer applications and warehouses that store large amounts of similar products.
There are two types of drive-in pallet rack; cold rolled and structural. Structural drive-in pallet racks are made from hot steel. The hot steel is rolled to form I-beams and C channels. Structural steel rack is more expensive than cold rolled but can handle forklift abuse. Frames can usually be repaired instead of replaced. Structural drive in rack holds more weight than cold rolled.
Cold rolled drive in pallet rack begins as a piece of flat steel. It is processed through a machine that forms the steel into the desired form. This type of rack uses less steel which reduces the cost. The lightweight design and easy installation make this an ideal type of rack for applications that need to stack to the ceiling. Cold rolled rack is easily damaged when hit, therefore, frame protectors are recommended.
Used drive-through pallet rack is also available. This type of rack is set up the same way as drive-in racking, but the forklift operator can enter and exit from both sides. Design and installation of used drive-in pallet rack, by trained professionals, is available nationwide.
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