Live Pallet Racking

Overview of Live Pallet Racking

Live Pallet racking otherwise known as Pallet Live Storage or Pallet Flow racking, is suitable for FIFO (First In First Out) storage of goods with a high rate of turnover and fast access to goods is required, but utilises up to 60% less space than a conventional pallet racking warehouse.

Pallets are loaded on to dedicated lanes of inclined rollers. These allow the pallet to gently role down from the input end to the off load end. Brakes within the rollers control the speed of the pallet as it approaches the off load end.

Features of Live Pallet Racking

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”10″ icon_margin=”5″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check”]FIFO gives automatic stock rotation[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check”]Moves stock from end of the warehouse to the other if designed well[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check”]Good for load collation in goods out areas[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Specifications of Live Pallet Racking

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”10″ icon_margin=”5″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check”]Fast picking access due to highly flexible and variable roller tracks, gradient and storage level positions[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check”]Pallet Weight: Up to 1200 kg[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check”]Channel depth depends on the number of pallets[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Uses of Live Pallet Racking

Live Pallet Racking is suited to operations where space is on a premium but you have storage of a product that needs to be rotated frequently such as in the food industry (due to perishable products). This also works well feeding in to loading docks from a warehouse rather than putting pallets block stacked in lanes on the warehouse floor meaning that you can increase the capacity of your marshalling area.

Drawbacks of Live Pallet Racking

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”10″ icon_margin=”5″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check”]Expensive[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check”]Needs maintenance[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check”]Can lose space in the height as the on load needs to be higher than the of load end[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Cost & capacity of Live Pallet Racking

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”10″ icon_margin=”5″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check”]Initial cost: 1551[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check”]Typical 5 year cost: 209[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check”]Effective utilisation: 85[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]