Warehouse storage Drive in rack
Warehouse storage Drive-In rack consists of a continuous block of racking not divided by aisle, the blocks with no cross beam, the pallet is supported on front to back edge continuous rails cantilevered from the side of upright at each pallet level. Handling truck can drive into block between any upright on the front face to store in and pick up pallets. The system is only access in first in last out situation.
There are three types of Drive-in racking based on the loading procedure and accessibility:
1/ Single Access Drive-in
2/ Double Access Drive-in, loaded and unloaded according the LIFO (last in, first out) principle.
3/ Drive-through, loaded and unloaded according the FIFO (first in, first out) principle.
The system is found in many warehouses, logistic center, commercial distribution center etc.
Loading & Unloading
Safety is the most important in any workplace specially for drive in racking. When working with a drive-in pallet rack system, preventing injury to your employees is the biggest priority. Before using drive-in racks, it is vital to ensure forklift compatible with the sizes of the racking system. Operators must enter the drive-in racks very slowly and carefully to avoid crushing on the pallet rack upright frames.
Regular maintenance is necessary to ensure the stability and safety of a drive-in pallet racking system. It is highly suggested that regular safety checks be performed to verify that the racking system hasn’t incurred any damage. Focus on checking for damaged frames, loose anchors, and damaged pallet rails.