Drive-in racking: what is it and how does it function


The non-standard Drive In Racking Malaysia is often used in factories and other places that store a lot of the same kinds of products. Drive-in racking, which may occupy as much as 85 per cent of the available floor space, offers dense storage in a small footprint.

Influence the Look and Feel of Racking Systems

In comparison to the standard wide aisle pallet racking, the architecture of drive-in racking is both denser and more space efficient. Within the building in the form of a cube, multiple parallel running lanes are rather deep, but there is no access aisle in the centre. The only aisle that is required will traverse the whole front of the building. This will guarantee that all lanes are accessible. The lanes are similar to channels in that they are broad and elevated, and there are no horizontal beams to obstruct the view between the vertical supports. Drive-in racking is thus completely distinct from the traditional pallet racking system that is often used in warehouses. In the conventional method, pallets are kept in storage on pallet shelves that are formed by horizontal beams. Drive-in racking, on the other hand, stores pallets directly on the ground. Instead of being stacked directly on the ground, pallets are stored on rails that have been fastened to the uprights that run down each lane.

What is the procedure for Drive-In Racking?

The pallet is held on both sides by the drive-in rails, giving the system a ledge-like look. A pallet is loaded onto the rails of a forklift truck by the operator driving the vehicle into the loading lane. Pallets are stacked linearly, moving from the rear to the front and the bottom to the top. Although the FILO principle applies in the drive-in racking system, FIFO may be implemented by creating an access lane on a different side of the system. Both the loading and retrieval of pallets would take place in these aisles, which would run parallel to one another. Drive-through racking is a suitable option for perishables since it allows for massive storage with the added benefit of facilitated stock rotation, even though adding an extra aisle reduces available space.

Installation of Racking Parts through Drive-In 

The lanes of a Shelving System Malaysia are formed by a series of vertical uprights that are braced at the top and supported by horizontal tie beams. The structure is supported by welded foundation plates, and the lanes are protected against forklift truck collisions by guide rails installed at ground level. Along the length of each lane, pallet rails are attached to the uprights and run parallel to the guide rails. The pallets themselves are supported by rails, which in turn are supported by brackets. Pallet guides are attached to the head of the conveyor rails to protect the operator from accidental collisions with the pallets as they load. The pallets are prevented from dangerously leaning over the back of the tracks by pallet stops installed at the back of the rails.