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Pallet Live Racking

push back racking

Pallet live racking is broadly similar to pushback racking, except stock is loaded in one aisle and removed from the next. Pallets are loaded on inclined gravity rollers sloping towards the pick face. When one is removed, the pallet stacked behind it moves to the front.

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  • Operates on a first in, first out (FIFO) basis, ensuring automatic stock rotation.
  • Only needs two aisles, meaning that at least 70% of your floor area could be used for storage.
  • Replenishment stock is loaded at the opposite (upper) end of the lane, with minimum conventional fork lift truck movements required to handle the flow of goods.

Pallet Live Racking Details

Pallet live racking is a roller racking system. Pallets are loaded on inclined gravity rollers sloping towards the pick face. When one is removed, an automatic braking system (and gravity) brings the pallet stacked behind it to the front of the rack at a safe and controlled speed. This ensures stock can be moved throughout the system automatically, meaning there is always available stock at the pick face.

Replenishment stock is loaded at the opposite (upper) end of the lane, with minimum conventional fork lift truck movements required to handle the flow of goods.

The system is widely used in the drinks industry or as a buffer storage facility by manufacturers. The system only needs two aisles – one for loading and one for retrieval. This means at least 70% of your floor area could be used as storage space.

Pallet live racking operates on a first in, first out (FIFO) basis and each lane is usually dedicated to storing one product line or for marshalling loads in or out.

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Pallet Live Racking Benefits

 

FIFO stock rotations made simple

Pallet live racking operates on a first in, first out (FIFO) basis. FIFO stock rotation happens automatically due to how replenishment stock is loaded into the system.

Space-saving and efficient

Pallet live racking only requires two dedicated lanes in order to work. This saves a lot of space, allowing for a high density storage solution.

Does not require specialist equipment

Conventional forklifts can be used to load and unload stock like normal. You will not need to purchase any additional specialist equipment, which helps to keep costs down.

Increase the speed of warehouse operations

A pallet live storage system allows for the fast picking of stored goods. It also reduces the time and experience needed to load and unload goods, as forklift trucks never enter the main racking lanes. Goods are loaded and unloaded from their own dedicated sections.

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Pallet Live Racking Technical Details

Main racking structure technical description

Beams

Horizontal support bars that clip into the uprights of the frame. Beams can range in size from 600mm to 4500mm to suit loading up to around 4000kg per level; they can be of open design or a closed box section in heights of 38mm to 150mm. They are made from steel and formed to suit the design of the load.

In push back or pallet live racking beams are used to support the rollers or shuttle.

Beam End Connector

These are the steel brackets welded on the end of the support section that physically clip into the upright. Generally, these are 3, 4 or 5 prong connections, dependant on load.

Frames

Vertical support structure comprising uprights, bracing and base feet. Frames come in heights ranging from 2500mm to 12500mm for wide aisle applications and up to 16500mm for narrow aisle applications.

Uprights / Posts

Vertical components to make up the frames. They are usually bolted but sometimes welded to bracing to make up the frame. The uprights are cold rolled from steel coils and have a series of folds to increase the strength.  There are many differing profiles of upright to suit the application and loading. Often mono-posts are used in pushback or pallet live racking to provide the most efficient, cost effective design.

Bracing

Braces are the central steel components to a frame. They space out the uprights at a required distance and provide stability and strength for the frame. The braces are either horizontal (mainly used at the top and bottom) or diagonal.

Base Feet

These are components used to fasten the frame down to the floor and to spread the bay load.

Shims

To keep the racking level, these steel components are used under the base feet. They come in varying thicknesses to suit.

Locking Pin

Pin used to stop beams from being accidentally dislodged.

Row Spacers

Spacer bar to create specified distance between back-to-back racking and to give additional stability to runs.

Portal / Aisle Ties

Required when a single run of racking needs to be tied back to a back-to-back run of racking over an aisle.

Holding Down Bolt

Floor fixing used through the base foot into the concrete slab.

Load Notice

Safety sign on the racking displaying loading details and safe working practises.

Pitch

Vertical distance between beam positions, usually 50mm or 75mm.

Down Weld

Distance between the top of the connector to the top of the beam section. This can vary if a very specific beam height is required.