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Four Commonly Used Pallet Racking Systems

The place to store of palletized materials would not be possible today without pallet racking structures and palletizing robot. These structures have pallets or skids in which palletized materials are placed. There are many different types of pallet racks and all of them permit easier storage of palletized substances. These storage systems are used along with forklift trucks that deposit packed pallets on the racks. Today pallet racks are used by big industries, warehouses, retail stores, and distribution centers. Their price ranges can vary based on the amount of storage needed. The bigger the space needed the higher the cost. There are a number of pallet racking systems that people commonly purchase. These include:

Drive through and drive-in – These types allow the forklift truck to drive directly into a storage bay (usually a lane of stacked rows). The drive-in system uses one position as the entry and exit point. It is mainly because of getting only one entry/exit point it is a Last-In, First out (LIFO) way of storage. Each bay is only used for one product type. The drive-through rack enables a forklift truck to enter from each side of the bay unlike the drive-in rack. Hence it uses a method of storage called First-In, First-Out (FIFO). This one can be loaded on one end and off-loaded on the other end, enabling a FIFO (First-In, First-Out) product rotation.

Selective pallet racking – This is the most commonly bought system as it is cheaper and offers easy access to all products. It can be bought when stock is quickly depleted and replenished. Many wholesale and retail stores use selective pallet racks. There are two styles: The roll-formed and the structural racking system. The former has a teardrop design. Pallets are laid on the horizontal beams that are in turn fastened together with movable clips that allow for easier height adjustments. Roll-formed selective racks are perfect for storing items of different sizes. Structural rack designs are almost similar to roll-formed only that their horizontal load beams are linked to the vertical frames with bolts. These can tolerate heavier material though. Because of the bolted fastening, the shelves can be dismantled or restructured the way you please. read the news from

Packaging MachineMotorized mobile palletizers racks – Alternatively called compact mobilized or mobile industrial, motorized mobile racks are made for warehouses. They are configured in way to reduce pallet storage space by half. They make fixed aisles more productive by building more rows of pallets onto sturdy rolling carriages. Then the setup is placed on floor tracks. With a remote control, pallet racks can be moved sideways along the floor tracks, forming a mobile floating aisle. read top article!

Gravity, dynamic or pallet flow systems – These are high-density options that uses depth to increase storage area. It consists of an inclined/sloped rail with some rollers that enable loaded pallets to move smoothly along the slanted plane. They also feature braking systems that are used to regulate the speed of a moving pallet. They can be either LIFO or FiFO inventory handling systems.

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A Guide To Pallet Delivery Services

Palletizing your goods can prevent the risk of damage to your consignment whilst it is in transit. Many businesses use palletizer as a safe and secure way of transporting goods across the UK and Europe. This is because pallets can be easily handled using forklift trucks for loading and unloading purposes at origin and destination.

The main size of pallet bases used in the UK is either 120 cm x 100 cm referred to as a “standard” pallet and 120 cm x 80 cm referred to as a “Euro” pallet. Depending on the goods you are transporting will determine the size of pallet you can use and you should also bear in mind that the company you use for your pallet delivery, may charge you a higher amount if you opt for the larger standard pallet, rather than a Euro pallet.

With many pallet delivery networks available in the UK, a customer is spoilt for choice. Whilst all of the pallet delivery networks available offer similar services, either a next day or economy delivery service, some of these networks have now extended their services to include continental Europe also. So, as well as being able to obtain cost-effective pricing for palletized deliveries in the UK, a customer is now able to receive similar services throughout Europe also. Whilst at this stage the pallet delivery networks have only recently established their respective services, many of the major export routes in Europe used by companies in the UK have pallet delivery services available to them. Countries such as France, Benelux, Germany, Spain and Portugal, for example. With daily trailer departures from the UK hubs, delivery times to Europe are very reasonable with average transit times to France and Germany of 2-3 days and Spain & Portugal around 4-5 days. Some of them are using palletizing robot. read more from

Some customers struggle when it comes to using a transport company, as they may not have the loading or unloading facilities in place, such as a forklift truck. By choosing to utilize the services of a pallet network means that, if required, a specialist truck can be used to collect or deliver your pallet(s) using an enhanced loading/unloading facility which is called a Tail-Lift. This means that a customer would not need to have a forklift truck to unload or load the vehicle, as the driver can easily handle this himself, using the mechanical device of the tail-lift. Many pallet delivery companies utilize trucks with a tail-lift facility, especially when delivering or collecting within a residential area, to shops or businesses located within a busy high street or as we have discussed, to companies that do not have forklift truck facilities.

packing machineAs there are so many pallet networks available, I would always strongly recommend that you do a search on the internet and check prices with 3-4 companies. It is important to ensure you are receiving the best possible quotation for your collection or delivery, as well as checking on the estimated door to door transit time as well. By checking with a number of different companies, will allow you to compare prices and service levels offered by the pallet delivery companies.

For further information on pallet delivery services or UK and European pallet distribution, you can contact a robotic packaging systems company.