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Drive In Rack

Raymond West is a West Coast supplier of warehouse storage solutions, including Drive In / Drive Through Racking systems. We are backed by one of the largest material handling equipment service operations in the West. Call us today at (520) 729-4222.

Streamlined warehouse management depends primarily on optimizing storage space and ensuring accessibility to products. Two common methods for achieving this balance are drive-in pallet racking systems and drive-through pallet racking systems. Each system deliver distinct advantages and serve different warehouse needs, but they share a common goal of boosting storage density by reducing aisle space. Understanding the distinctions between these systems is vital for businesses seeking to improve their warehouse operations.

Drive-In Pallet Racking Systems

Drive-in racking solutions are defined by their deep storage lanes that enable lift trucks to drive directly into the rack structure to reach pallets of products. These systems are created for high-density storage of homogeneous products with lower turnover. Drive-in racks include continuous rows of rails and uprights, with each lane storing multiple pallets situated one in front of the other.

The primary feature of drive-in configurations is that they have a uniform access point on the front of the rack, where forklifts enter and pick up pallets. This layout enables a last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventory management system, where newly stored pallets are accessed first, making drive-in racks best suited for warehousing non-perishable items.

Drive-Through Pallet Racking Systems

Drive-through pallet racking solutions are similar to drive-in systems but they have entry and exit points on both sides of the racking structure as opposed to just one. This enables forklifts to ingress from one side to load or unload pallets and egress from the opposite side. Different from drive-in solutions, drive-through racks support a first-in, first-out (FIFO) inventory management system, where the oldest items are accessed first. This makes them ideal for facilities with high product turnover or for businesses that value product rotation.

Increasing Warehouse Storage Density

Both drive-through and drive-in storage solutions are great for increasing storage density by cutting down on the need for aisle space. Typical storage solutions demand wide aisles for lift truck maneuverability, but drive-in and drive-through racks can cut down on the quantity of aisles required in a facility. By permitting forklifts to pick products from inside the rack footprint, these designs optimize the use of the addressable capacity throughout the facility.

More efficient aisle space leads to increased storage ability within the same area. Warehouses can store a larger volume of products without increasing their physical capacity, making drive-in and drive-through racking options budget-friendly solutions for businesses aiming to boost their storage capacity.

Choosing the Right System

When deciding between drive-in and drive-through racking options, warehouses should evaluate factors such as product particularities, turnover rate, and inventory management demands. Drive-in racks are ideal for stocking greater quantities of homogeneous goods with infrequent rotation, while drive-through racks are perfect for warehouses with a higher inventory turn rate or those that value inventory rotation.

Drive In / Drive Through Rack Near Me

To get more information on your options, get in touch with a warehouse equipment expert at Raymond West today.

Raymond West's Tucson facility serves Pima County, including Tucson, South Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita and surrounding areas

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