Points You Should Consider When Picking Out Racks For Your Factory

Back in the day, storage was a big problem for several businesses and factories. But with time and technology, it is considered as something that is easily manageable.All thanks to the wide array and varieties of pallet racking systems available. They make work highly organised and are well structured too. These are the kind of storages that come with semi-finished features to finished products.

Hence, you can select one that fits your needs. The innovation of effective warehouse racking has revolutionised the way in which different factories and manufacturing sectors store their products competently. However, when you are on the hunt for the right racks, there are some necessary points to keep into consideration. A few vital ones have been mentioned below.

Storage density

Do ensure that you consider the weight, quantity and size of your Stock Keeping Unit base. Always keep in mind that there are different sort of pallet storage racks which are industry specific. They will allow you to store products based on its density and weight, and the kind of load you want to stock up. When you are in need of storing products that are heavy weight then you should select from options, such as pallet flow, drive-in, double deep, drive through, etc.

LIFO or FIFO

Even the designing and function of these racks are different and it is based on the one that you would want to use, be it for LIFO or LIFO inventory management. Both are different. This is why it is crucial for you to understand the kind of inventory management you need for your factory or warehouse needs. In case of LIFO system, you should pick up drive in or push back racks. On the other hand, for FIFO setting, selecting deep lane stacking unit or pallet flow units will be preferable and highly functional.

Rack decking 

It is always good to keep in hand a few components for racks, such as decking or pallet support elements, along with some additional pallet racks. These will be highly useful to provide some extra safety and security to both the racks and the products for storage.

Forklift access 

This is an indispensible factor also. If the pallet racks have been customised, then the need for forklift access would arise. You would require ones, such as drive through, drive in, or even double deep racks. Make sure that you do check the manufacturer and the supplier of the rack system. The ones that are experienced in the field would any day be more reliable. Also, check through the services and level of performance they provide. Ensure that you select the right aisle widths also as this will help you with loading and unloading the products competently.