Optimizing storage space is easier using a double deep racking approach.
Double deep pallet racking is a specialized storage system that falls under selective pallet racking. It is designed to increase storage efficiency by allowing pallets to be stored two positions deep instead of one, effectively doubling the warehouse’s storage capacity. This system requires specialized deep reach forklifts equipped with extended reach capabilities to access the pallets in the second row.
The configuration of double deep pallet racks closely resembles that of conventional selective pallet racking systems. However, it has a bottom beam on the first level which allows the deep reach truck to interface with the racking system to access the back pallet position.
The fundamental concept involves storing pallets in two rows deep, with the second row accessed through a reach mechanism from the face of the pallet rack system. The placement of support bars allows for an even weight distribution and ensures that the pallets in the second row remain securely in place.
Increased Storage Density: Double deep pallet racking doubles the storage capacity of traditional selective pallet racking systems. By storing pallets in two rows deep, the available floor space is better utilized, maximizing storage density and accommodating a larger quantity of inventory.
Cost-Effective Solution: Double deep pallet racking provides a higher storage capacity without the need for additional warehouse space. This cost-effective solution allows businesses to expand their storage capabilities without costly renovations or expansions.
Selective Pallet Access: Despite the increased storage density, double deep pallet racking retains selective access to individual pallets. This means specific pallets can be easily accessed and retrieved as needed, ensuring efficient order picking and inventory management.
Compatible With Existing Forklifts: While double deep pallet racking requires specialized forklifts to access the second row of pallets, it is often compatible with existing forklift models with slight modifications. This reduces the need for extensive equipment upgrades, saving time and investment costs.
Improved Load Distribution: The cross-arranged support bars in double deep pallet racking provide a stable and even load distribution. This enhances the safety of stored items and prevents potential damage caused by uneven weight distribution.
Double deep pallet racking is a storage system where pallets are stored two deep, allowing for increased storage capacity while maintaining access to every pallet. Instead of a traditional single-deep rack system where pallets are stored in a single row, double deep racking arranges the pallets in two rows, with the front row accessible and the back row accessible by removing the front pallet.
While double deep pallet racking offers numerous advantages in terms of storage capacity, addressing safety concerns associated with the two-deep pallet storage system is essential. One key safety feature included in the design of double deep pallet racks is pallet backstops.
These backstops act as safety barriers, preventing accidental dislodging or falling of goods from the racking system. By securing the pallets in place, pallet backstops contribute to a safe working environment and help prevent accidents or damage to the stored goods.
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At Polymatic, we understand that your ambitions are at the forefront of your business. Our design-build warehouse solutions are tailor-made to put your aspirations front and center. With our warehouse design and construction expertise, we listen to your goals and translate them into functional and efficient spaces that meet your unique requirements.
Whether you are looking to optimize storage capacity, improve operational workflows, or enhance overall productivity, our team of experienced designers and builders will collaborate closely with you to bring your vision to life. We have a deep understanding of the industry’s best practices and utilize the latest technologies and innovative concepts to create warehouses that maximize space utilization, minimize costs, and streamline operations.