Drive-in racking

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
Drive-in racking provides LIFO access.

Steel King Industries, Inc. is now offering drive-in rack systems.

Requiring fewer aisles and providing better cube utilization than selective racks, drive-in and drive-thru racking allows users to store up to 75 percent more pallets than with selective racking, the company says.

Forklifts drive directly into the rack, allowing storage of two or more pallets deep. Flared support rails helps forklift drivers enter the pallet rack by guiding the pallet into the bay.

A drive-in pallet rack system uses the same entry and exit point for each storage bay, providing last in, first out (LIFO) access. A drive-thru pallet rack system is loaded on one side and unloaded from the other for first in, first out flow (FIFO).

Because they are often used in high turnover areas and operated in close proximity to forklift traffic, these racks are subject to greater wear and tear than other rack structures. Steel King’s rack system is engineered and manufactured to better stand up to this wear.

Steel King’s drive-in racking offers unlimited storage depth and is ideal for high-traffic and cooler/freezer installations. Additionally, Steel King offers an optional offset leg design for easier handling of pallets.

The welded frame construction delivers high rigidity and strength, while other optional features, like protective railings and seismic-safe designs, deliver even greater safety and stability in demanding applications.