RACKING & SHELVING

NO MATTER HOW YOU LAY OUT YOUR STORAGE FACILITY, RACKING AND SHELVING WILL PLAY A LARGE ROLE IN THE GOAL OF OPTIMISING YOUR FLOOR SPACE.

PALLET RACKING

LIVE PALLET RACKING

DRIVE IN RACKING

LIGHT DUTY RACKING

COLD ROOM RACKING

BOLTED SHELVING

D.I.Y. SHELVING

 

PALLET RACKING

Pallet racking is a material handling storage aid system designed to store materials on pallets. Although there are many varieties of pallet racking, all types allow for the storage of palletized materials in horizontal rows with multiple levels. Forklift trucks are usually required to place the loaded pallets onto the racks for storage. All types of pallet racking increase storage density of the stored goods.

Pallet racks are used throughout industry and distribution facilities for bulk storage of items. Generally, the items stored are boxed goods stacked on pallets which are placed on the rack. The pallets are accessed by some type of mechanized lifting and retrieval device.

All types of pallet racks increase storage density of the stored goods.

Our Pallet Racks are perfect for storage of heavy duty goods with various sizes and capacities available.

Pallet Racking is the optimal solution for distribution centres and warehouses with palletized products and a wide variety of SKUs. Pallet Racking is the most universal system for direct and single access to each pallet.

The working aisle measurement between each rack and the rack height depends upon the characteristics of the forklift trucks or lifting devices, pallet size and the height of the distribution centre or warehouse itself. In order to store a greater number of pallets double-deep racks can be installed in order to enable one pallet to be stored in front of another on each side of the aisle.

Advantages:

  • Total stock control: each storage space is taken up by a single pallet.
  • Maximum adaptability to any load type both in terms of weight and volume.
  • It can be combined with long span beams for manual selection of goods

Many types of pallet storage racks are available with different designs to fulfil specific functions or create specific advantages.

Pallet Racking with Rack Supported Mezzanine Floor.

Pallet Racking and decks.

Pallet Racking and Bolted Shelving.

Pallet Racking at a warehouse.

 

LIVE PALLET RACKING

Live Pallet Racking is a dynamic, high density storage solution which provides failsafe automatic stock rotation by using the FIFO (First-in First-out) method

Ideal for a continuous flow of high volume consumer goods and the FIFO method is the perfect solution when stock rotation is required for perishable goods. This cleverly organised system can increase your storage density by 60%, whilst providing direct access with a good overall view of stock.

This is an ideal system for distribution centres or warehouses with perishable goods, although it can also be used in any industry or distribution business.

Our Pallet Racking incorporates roller track sections placed on a sloped lane to allow the pallets to slide over them. The pallets are put in at the highest part of the rolling section and moved by the force of gravity and at a controlled speed towards the other end.

Advantages:

  • Enables perfect pallet turnover (FIFO SYSTEM).
  • Maximum capacity as storage system is compact.
  • Time and space saved in pallet handling.
  • Excellent stock control.

Live Pallet Racking is very versatile type of pallet racking and can be used in many industries, particularly fast pace environments with a high turn-over of products or where there is a need for failsafe stock rotation. Live pallet racking is found mostly in the food and beverage industries due the fast flow of goods and the need to rotate stock, as well as pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

To establish whether a pallet racking system is right for your business speak to Murriers. We can arrange for a member of our team to visit your site to carry out a free site survey and whilst there, spend time understanding your warehouse operations and business goals.

Live Pallet Racking image taken from the left angle.

Live Pallet Racking image taken from the right side.

Live Pallet Racking in a big warehouse.

 

DRIVE IN RACKING

This system is based on the storage by accumulation principle, which enables the highest use of available space in terms of both area and height. Drive-In Racking is designed for the storage of homogenous products. It accommodates a large number of pallets for each SKU.

Two management systems are available: the drive-in system, with only one access aisle, and the drive-through system, with access to the load from both sides of the rack. The system is frequently used in cold stores (refrigeration and freezing) which require maximum use of space for the storage of products in a controlled temperature.

This system allows the forklift to drive directly into the lane of stacked rows (called a bay). The difference between a drive-in and a drive-thru pallet rack system is simply whether the bays have an entry at only one end, or at both ends.

Drive-in rack systems use a common entry and exit, while drive-thru systems have entry points at either end of the bay. Because a drive-in racking system has only one entrance, it uses what is called a LIFO (last in, first out) storage method. With only one entrance, the last pallet put into a row is necessarily the first one to be taken out.

A drive-thru storage system, with two different entry points, can also use a FIFO (first in, first out) storage method. With a FIFO system, pallets are loaded in one end and are pushed back to the other end, where they are then at the front of the row on the opposite side. The first pallet put into such a row is the first one taken out at the other end. This system is advantageous for material with an expiration date or wherever shelf life is a major concern.

Advantages:

  • Maximum profitability of the available space (up to 85%).
  • Removal of aisles between the racking.
  • Rigorous control of entries and exits.
  • It allows as many SKU as loading lanes.

Drive In Racking image taken from the left angle.

Drive In Racking image taken from the left side.

 

LIGHT DUTY RACKING

Light Duty Racking is ideal for bulky light weight hand packed goods. The system is easy to assemble and can be easily relocated. All levels are easily adjustable and a full range of frame and beam sizes are also available.

Why spend more money on increasing your warehouse square footage when you could be making use of the wasted vertical space which is already in your warehouse? By adding the correct racking system you could double and sometimes even triple the storage capacity within your warehouse.

Light Duty Racking is used for awkward of bulky loads. It is ideal for order picking or bulk storage. It can also be designed for single, multi-tier or high rise applications.

A comprehensive range of frames and beams accommodates a wide range of loading requirements and is complimented by a choice of materials which can be specified to meet specific needs. In a nutshell, it provides the best preconditions: flexible in operation, easily adjustable and easily configurable.

This Racking is the ultimate hand loaded system that provides the perfect storage solution, giving ease of access to all of the shelves in your facility.

Within all industry fields it is a very successful system, installed in warehouses, archives, workshops, stores and so on. Light Duty Racking is a suitable solution, for the type of product being stored, and the available space at hand.

Two types of beams are available:

  • Step beam – decking sits flush inside beam
  • Tube beam – decking sits on top of beam

Recommended maximum load:

  • 350 kg – 750 kg per level

Finishes:

  • Epoxy powder-coated or Pre-galvanised

Advantages:

  • Ideal for bulk items that are loaded by hand
  • Ease of access to items/goods
  • All levels easily adjustable
  • Minimal tools required for assembly and ease of assembly
  • Each level able to use any type of wooden decking

Light Duty Racking image taken from the left angle.

Light Duty Racking image taken from in between the runs.

Light Duty Racking image taken from the right angle.

 

COLD ROOM RACKING

High capacity Cold Room Racking Storage Racks and Shelves help to reduce costs associated with building and maintaining temperature regulated cold rooms and freezers by maximizing the floor space of the storage area.

This shelving has been designed for a wide range of uses which includes:

Cold Rooms – Commercial Kitchens – Laundries – Clean Rooms – Laboratories – Pharmacies

Cold Room Racking to suit your needs:

  1. Standard Shelving (freestanding or can be fixed to the wall)
  2. Mobile Shelving (for large cold rooms and kitchens, warehouses, pharmaceuticals, event caterers)
  3. Lockable Trolleys (for restaurants, hotels and hospitals and areas open to the general public)

We provide high capacity Storage Racks and Shelves for any industry that has temperature regulated cold rooms and freezers including chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers, beverage distributors, food distributors, police evidence departments.

Maximizing temperature regulated cold room and freezer floor space with high capacity storage racks and shelves consists of converting fixed aisles into moveable aisles. This is accomplished by putting rows of racks or shelves onto moving platforms that roll back and forth on floor tracks. Rows of racks and shelves move on tracks by pushing a button (powered systems) or turning a three-spoke handle (hand crank systems). The number of moveable aisles you need is based on your activity level.

Typically, high capacity storage racks and shelves have one moveable aisle for every six static aisles, but it all depends on the activity level of your facility.

Converting your cold room or freezer to high capacity storage racks and shelves will condense your storage area by 50% to 60%.

 All cold room users know the importance of quality shelving systems. Hygiene is a big factor so it is important for any business that handles food or pharmaceuticals to choose the right kind of shelving and racking.

5 rows of Cold Room Racking.

Cold Room Racking in container.

Cold Room Racking with 2 bays and 4 levels.

Cold Room Racking running alongside the wall.

Bolted Shelving alongside the wall.

Bolted Shelving with 12 tiers.

White Bolted Shelving.

DIY Shelving image taken from the left angle.

DIY Shelving image taken from the front.

DIY Shelving image taken from the right angle.

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