Drive In/ Drive Through Racks | Santa Clarita

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 (661) 206-0462.

Streamlined warehouse management depends primarily on optimizing storage space while maintaining accessibility to goods. Two popular solutions for attaining this balance are drive-in pallet racking systems and drive-through pallet racking systems. These systems deliver distinct benefits and cater to different storage needs, but they have a common goal of enhancing storage density by reducing aisle space. Grasping the differences between these categories is vital for businesses aiming to optimize their warehouse operations.

Drive-In Pallet Racking Systems

Drive-in pallet racking solutions are characterized by their deep storage lanes that enable forklifts to drive directly into the rack structure to access palletized products. These systems are engineered for high-density storage of similar goods with lower turnover. Drive-in racks consist of continuous rows of uprights and rails, with each lane storing multiple pallets oriented one in front of another.

The primary feature of drive-in solutions is that they have a uniform access point on the rack face, where lift trucks ingress and retrieve pallets. This layout supports a last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventory management system, where newly stored pallets are retrieved first, making drive-in racks ideal for warehousing non-perishable items.

Drive-Through Pallet Racking Systems

Drive-through pallet racking systems are similar to drive-in designs but they have access points on both faces of the rack instead of just one. This enables lift trucks to enter from one side to store or retrieve products and egress from the opposite side. Different from drive-in systems, drive-through designs enable a first-in, first-out (FIFO) inventory management system, where the oldest goods are accessed first. This makes them appropriate for warehouses with high product turnover or for businesses that value product rotation.

Increasing Warehouse Storage Density

Both drive-through and drive-in racking systems are excellent at optimizing storage density by reducing aisle space. Traditional storage configurations require wide aisles for forklift operability, but drive-in and drive-through racks can cut down on the number of aisles required in a warehouse. By enabling forklifts to access goods from inside the rack structure, these systems make more efficient use of all possible capacity throughout the warehouse.

More efficient aisle space leads to increased storage potential within the same cubic footage. Warehouses can store a greater volume of goods without increasing their physical space, making drive-in and drive-through racking systems economical solutions for operations looking to maximize their storage capacity.

Choosing the Right System

When deciding between drive-in and drive-through pallet racking systems, warehouses should evaluate variables such as product particularities, product rotation, and inventory handling requirements. Drive-in racks are best suited for storing greater quantities of homogeneous products with low turnover, while drive-through options are ideal for facilities with a higher turnover rate or those that value product rotation.

Drive In / Drive Through Rack Near Me

To learn more about your options, get in touch with a warehouse design specialist at Raymond West today.

Raymond West's Santa Clarita / Valencia facility serves the northern region of Los Angeles County and the San Fernando Valley, including Valencia, Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Sylmar, Sun Valley, Reseda, Canoga Park, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Hollywood and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Santa Clarita / San Fernando Valley Material Handling Equipment Supplier

28303 Industry Dr
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 206-0462