Seven High Density Storage Solutions for Warehouses

Using high density storage solutions can multiply your storage capacity many times over. The best storage tools are stacked style palletised or non-palletised storage options for your warehouse. With these shelving systems, you can free up more than half of your warehouse space and improve movement, safety and productivity in your organisation.

Palletised Storage

Palletised storage facilitates pickups with forklifts, pallet jacks, front loaders, or other jack devices and makes moving heavy stacks easy. Some of the most common options for palletised storage are as follows.

1. Adjustable Pallet Racking

One of the lowest cost solutions for storage, high accessibility of stock items means adjustable pallet racking is very popular as for increasing storage space. The benefits of this storage solution include great stock rotation, easy access and thus good picking times, and very low utilisation of floor space, at around just 30 per cent. Expansion is up to 11 metres high, allowing very high density usage.

2. Double Deep Adjustable Pallet Racking

The deep adjustable pallet racking allows for good accessibility to stock and a good level of stock rotation. Items can be picked quickly. Floor utilisation is around 50 percent cent. This pallet racking requires specialist reach equipment.

3. Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking

One of the most optimal ways to make use of scare space, narrow aisle pallet racking systems have aisles that are a little wide than the stock rows. Suitable for large warehouses with high ceilings. Access and selectivity of stock is at 100 per cent. This storage method facilitates very high picking rates.

4. Drive-Through Pallet Racking

Drive-through pallet racking is great for making the maximum use of floor space. There are no aisles so products should ideally have the same SKU. This high density storage system supports high volumes of the same product as it has limited selectivity, accessibility, and options for stock rotation.

Non-Palletised Storage

For non-heavy duty items, non-palletised storage methods are ideal. These can vary to suit your particular product. They can be set up to facilitate your storage whether you’re storing products in uniform containers or products as they are, such as lengths of timber and metal.

5. Cantilever Racking Systems

Cantilever racking systems allow you full frontal access to the goods and for you to store materials of very different sizes and dimensions. These racks have no vertical separators on either side, so they’re appropriate for items that are very long in length, such as lumber, extrusions, pipes and tubings. They come in single or double sized design, depending on how you want to lay out the aisles in the warehouse and how you want to make use of floor space.

6. Modular Shelving Systems

Modular shelving systems tend to suit lightweight items that are loaded and picked by hand. They are infinitely customisable depending on your specific needs, and these shelving systems are very easy to assemble. They come with lots of accessories that allow personalisation to store anything from auto parts, electronic spare parts, consumer goods, or any other equipment. Modular shelving is also suitable for archival storage and specialist automotive storage, such as spare part storage.

7. Longspan Shelving Systems

Longspan shelving is similar in concept to palletised racking system but don’t require electrical equipment for lifting. These shelving systems can be used for any kind of goods of any size, and can be used in supermarkets, libraries, hospitals as well as warehouses. They can be single or multi-tiered and can incorporate dividers where necessary.

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