Angleton Ltd supply and install a range of adjustable pallet racking systems to suit all types of warehouse and storage requirements. As the name suggests pallet racking is usually for the storage of palletised goods but can also be used to store stillages, tyres, barrels or other items too bulky for longspan shelving.
Adjustable Pallet Racking (APR)
In a standard wide aisle adjustable pallet racking (APR) installation every pallet location is accessible from the working aisle using a conventional forklift truck. A working aisle between 3m and 4m is usually required.
- Most cost effective solution for majority of warehouses storing a variety of goods
- Fast and easy access to all locations
- Heights ranging from 1500mm to high bay 9m+
- Depths ranging from 450mm to 1750mm (standard depths are 900mm or 1100mm)
- Widths ranging from 1200mm to 3900mm (standard widths are 1350mm, 2700mm or 3300mm)
- Different duties of frames and beams available to suit all loading requirements
- Can be decked with timber, chipboard, mesh or steel decks for storage of unpalletised goods
- Can be supplied painted or galvanised for external/chiller use
- A range of accessories are available including pallet support bars, dividers for vertical storage and fork-entry bars
We can supply APR from a variety of manufacturers including:
- Propal+ and Propal3 from Provost
- Rackplan (KS) and Premierack from HiLo
- Stronglock from PSS
- SP80 from Storax
Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking
Narrow Aisle (NA) or Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) Pallet Racking has all the features and benefits of standard APR but is set out with much narrower aisles.
- Requires a special forklift to access the narrower aisles
- Aisles widths as low as 1800mm can be achieved dependent on the size of pallets stored and the truck type used
- Narrow Aisle trucks tend to also be suitable for high-bay applications
- Narrower aisles mean more pallets stored per floor area than standard APR
- Trucks can use guide rails or wire guidance systems to operate in very narrow aisles without damaging the racking
- Pick-Up and Deposit (P+D) locations can be placed at end of aisles for most efficient use
- Higher initial costs if a new fork lift is required but this is often offset by the better use of space
- Requires a good quality concrete floor with minimal height deviation
Push Back Pallet Racking
Pallet Pushback Pallet Racking allows pallets to be stored up to 4 deep in a single rack. The pallets are stored on movable carts which are pushed back as new pallets are loaded. A slight gradient on the racks mean that when a front pallet is removed the pallet on the cart behind rolls forward so it can be picked from the aisle.
- Pallets can be accessed using a standard fork lift truck
- Increased pallet storage whilst maintaining the same aisle area means more pallets stored per floor area than standard APR
- First-In Last-Out (FILO) system means it is most suitable for bulk storage of long shelf life goods
- Requires uniform pallet size and condition to work effectively
Drive-In/Drive-Through Pallet Racking
Drive-In/Drive-Through Pallet Racking systems allow for pallets to be stored several deep. Trucks drive in to load or retrieve pallets off cantilever rails that run through the system.
- Can usually be accessed using standard forklift
- Can be configured as Drive-In system with one working aisle for FILO (first in last out) operation; or Drive-Through with two access aisles, one for loading and one for off-loading, for FIFO (first in first out) operation
- Especially suited to long term storage or for seasonal items that are not regularly accessed
- Works best with low numbers of product lines with long shelf lives stored on identical pallets
- Lower maintenance requirements than other high density solutions such as push back or live pallet storage
Pallet Live Storage Racking
Pallet Live Storage (also known as Pallet Flow or Gravity Feed Racking) has pallets stored several deep on sloping roller conveyor tracks that are supported on conventional pallet racking. Pallets are loaded at the top and roll forward under the force of gravity when a pallet is retrieved from the bottom end. There is one dedicated loading face and one dedicated retrieval face.
- Offers high density storage
- Can be accessed using conventional forklift truck
- Ideal for operations with perishable / short lifespan goods as offers FIFO (first in first out) system
- Can act as segregation/link between two different storage areas (often used in clean room or restricted access situations)
Mobile Pallet Racking
Mobile Pallet Racking (sometimes known as motorised racking) features racking runs mounted on motorised mobile bases that can be moved along rails that run across the storage area. The bases are generally kept closed leaving one aisle open for access.
- Maximises use of floor space due to requirement of only one operating aisle
- 100% accessibility to all pallets without having to unload other pallets
- No specialist fork lift required
- Especially suitable for products requiring storage in a temperature-controlled environment as it achieves a high storage density in a small area
- High cost solution but may be offset by storage density achieved and reduced environmental control costs