What’s the secret to warehouse storage? Stacking! There are some stacking methods that allow warehouse employees to store pallets efficiently, but there are others that don’t.
Some very common pallet storage methods include:
- Block stacking
- Stacking Frames
- Single-deep pallet rack
- Double deep rack
- Drive-in rack
- Pallet flow rack
- Push back rack
Block stacking is the act of loading unit loads onto pallets and storing them in lanes or blocks. The height at which these stacks are placed varies depending on criteria like weight, condition (e.g., new versus used), etc. However, there can be no variation with respect to date. Simply, because all stocks will get mixed together during retrieval. This would cause honeycomb-like patterns if by chance an individual piece was removed first before its whole stack. It had been taken offsite for processing/reuse elsewhere!
Pallet stacking frames are a great way to store pallets in rows and columns. The metal decks can be erected quickly, depending on the size of your need. From one or two up to 10 levels high! With this type storage solution you’ll never have an issue with honeycombing again. Because each level has its own support system that ensures stability. While also preventing any possible damage caused by heavy items knocking against lower ones. During periods where they’re busy loading trucks full-up for transport off site.
Single-Deep Pallet Rack
Single-deep pallet racking provides access to each of the many stacked layers in a single, wide aisle. This enables you to quickly replace any missing boards or boxes on your shelves without having them pile up near an exit point since they’ll be stored at ground level anyway with this type of design–ready for removal as soon as space becomes available again!
Double-Deep Pallet Rack
The double-deep pallet rack is a variant of the single deep racking system that incorporates two separate and identical ones. This reduces the number of aisle required to stack things but can result in honeycombing if not taken care off properly which means this type might be less efficient than its counterpart with fewer shelves or iterations at any given time for more efficiency during use
The drive-in racks provide five to 10 pallet load spaces similar to the double deep racking. The forklift can access these lanes with its limited space, increasing time for placing and removing stacks of goods from their stores in this manner as opposed to block stacking where LIFO principles are used when it comes time retrievals on any given day during business hours which may have come into play already by now since most retailers will close periodically just so they don’t have too many people milling about outside or near entrances at night while not necessarily being open 24/7 themselves but there’s still plenty going down over all regardless considering how much stuff goes
Pallet Flow Rack
The pallet flow rack operates to maximize the efficiency of warehouse space by moving loads all at once. This system is beneficial since it speeds up productivity and reduces downtime, but it’s only economical for larger warehouse with high traffic rates–and not small businesses that don’t generate as many orders!
Push Back Rack
This LIFO rack is where the load goes into storage when you put it on a rail-guided carrier. When one of your loads gets placed in front, then all other lanes are pushed back so that there’s room for more stuff coming down from offloaded trucks or ships at warehouse requiring FIFO systems instead .
This type of racking method may not work well if you need faster retrieval times because each lane will have an optimal position–meaning they’ll be ready to take something out most often than any others do!