Drive-In Rack

Drive-In Pallet Racking is installed in warehouses and distribution centers that need a cost effective, high density storage solution for their products. Drive-in systems can be designed to store 2 to 10 pallets deep per lane. Because of its design, drive-in pallet rack is a first in, last out (FILO) storage system. Drive in racking is best used with a large quantity of like-products that are not time sensitive, in order to best utilize warehouse space.  

How it works:

Drive In pallet rack systems store pallets that are driven into the rack system by forklift operators and loaded onto horizontal rails. Drivers then remove the pallets from the same entry point at which they were loaded when it’s time to move them 


Advantages:

  • High-density storage
  • Cost-effective- Drive-in systems are typically significantly cheaper than pushback and pallet flow systems
  • Customizable for your pallets and forklifts
  • Can range from 2 to 10 pallets deep 

Disadvantages:

  • Because all of the product in a given bay must be unloaded to reach the last pallet, it's not the best option in terms of selectivity or accommodating the need to rotate inventory.
  • Load size and uniformity is a critical requirement.
  • High maintenance from damage of lift truck driving in and out. 

Common Pushback Rack Design Questions to Ask:

  • Available area for Drive-In Rack? 
  • Dimensions of the pallet (W x D x H)?
  • What is the weight of the pallets being stored?
  • # Pallets Deep x # Pallets High? 
  • Clear Ceiling Height? 
  • Max Lift Height of Forklift?  
  • Aisle Requirements?  

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