Comparison of drive in pallet rack and drive through pallet rack

Drive thru pallet rack is less stable than a normal drive in pallet rack, which is installed vertical bracing at the back.

The difference between drive-in pallet rack systems and drive-through pallet rack systems lies in the way that pallets are stocked and picked. With the drive-in pallet racking system, the forklift will only load and unload pallets on one side of the storage racks. It is referred to as “drive-in” because the truck drives into the system using only one side. Drive-in pallet racking is best suited to a last in, first out (LIFO) system and for products that do not need to be moved at a fast rate.

Drive through pallet racking involves the forklift loading pallets on one side and unloading pallets on the opposite side. In this racking system, the truck uses rails to unload and load product after driving into the racks themselves. Drive through pallet racking is best suited to first in, last out (FILO) systems because it is useful for products that move quickly.

Benefits of Drive-In/Drive-Through Pallet Racking

Both drive in and drive through pallet rack systems bring significant advantages to high-density storage applications. If you have a large inventory of products that have the same SKU, this style of pallet racking is the right choice. Drive-in and drive-through pallet rack systems are very simple to install, and they also do not require any overhead attachment when located in a standard warehouse. However, when they are supported by overhead attachments or ties, they are beneficial for use in a freezer.

In addition, drive in pallet racking and drive through pallet racking is incredibly efficient and increases productivity by reducing the time spent on stocking and picking. These systems are also energy efficient – because the product is stored so densely, you will save on fuel costs for your lift trucks as well as heating and cooling for your warehouse.

Post time: Jul-20-2021