Drive-in Rack: How to use correctly and what points needs attention?

Drive-in Rack: How to use correctly and what points needs attention?

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Drive-in racking, also called drive through racking, it is generally designed for storage of goods with large quantity of less variety. Adopt high density roadway storage structure, cooperate with forklift to drive the goods directly into the roadway for storage. On each roadway of the drive-in racking, the forklift will directly drive the pallet goods in the direction of depth, and according to the up and down three-dimensional ranking to store the goods, to achieve the overall storage effect. The warehouse utilization rate is high.

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Drive-in racking is also one of the most commonly used racking for intensive storage. Almost twice as much storage capacity as a typical pallet racking in the same space. Because of the cancellation of the roadway between the racks in each row, the racks are merged together, so that the same layer, the same column of goods next to each other, to maximize the utilization of storage capacity. Compared with pallet racking, the warehouse utilization rate can reach about 80%. Warehouse space utilization rate can be increased by more than 30%. It is widely used in wholesale, cold storage and food, tobacco industry.

Drive-in racking have been adopted by many large enterprises, so it can be seen that it brings high economic benefits to enterprises. Then how to make better use of the drive-in racking to maximize economic benefits. Next, Dilong will show you how to use the drive-in racking correctly,and precautions for the use of drive – in racking!

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Precautions for the use of drive – in racking!
Requirements for forklift equipment: The choice of forklift for drive – in racking is with demanding limitation. Generally, the width of forklift is small and the vertical stability is good.

The depth of racking: The total depth of racking in the wall area can be designed to be less than 7 pallets. The total depth of racking in and out of the middle area is usually less than 9 pallets deep. Main reason is to improve the efficiency and reliability of forklift access.

Driving – in racking have higher requirements for FIFO, At the same time it is not suitable for goods with small batch, big varieties.

Single pallet goods should not be too large or heavy, the weight is usually controlled within 1500KG; The pallet spacing should not be bigger than 1.5m.

The stability of the drive-in racking system is relatively weak in all kinds of racking. In this regard, when designing of drive in racking, the racking height should not be too high, generally within 10m. In addition, the system also needs to add a strengthening device.

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Proper use of drive – in racking
In order to make better use of the drive-in racking, it is necessary to pay attention to the system characteristics applied in the warehouse, which need to be investigated and studied when designing the new warehouse or transforming the existing warehouse. For example, if you want to maximize storage capacity within the minimum space of drive-in racking, then you need to choose reasonable and economical logistics solutions

First, make sure the pallets are placed on the racking, within safety loading.
In the use of drive-in racking, loading and unloading from the side, this mode of cargo access can effectively working efficiency; Also pay attention to the goods access from the top to the bottom of the racking by layers.

Drive-in racking is a continuous whole racking without channel segmentation, which needs to store pallet goods in the depth direction of the supporting guide rail, which can realize high-density storage;

In using drive-in racking,, the single load should not be too large or too heavy, the weight is generally controlled within 1500KG, and the pallet span should not be over 1.5m;

Drive – in racking can be divided into one – way and two – way arrangement according to the pick-up direction. The total depth of one-way racking is better controlled within the depth of 6 pallets, and within the depth of 12 trays for two-way racking. This can improve the efficiency and reliability of forklift access.(In this kind of racking system, the forklift is easy to shake and hit the racking in the operation of “high lift”, so it is crucial to consider whether the stability is sufficient or not.)

For the drive-in racking the storage system stability is weak, the height should not be too high, should be controlled within 10m. In order to strengthen the stability of the whole system, in addition to the selection of a larger specifications and models, but also need to add a fixing device;

Due to the dense storage of goods, the drive – in racking requires extremely high stability. Because of this, There are many accessories on the racking. In general, by connecting accessories to uprights, goods can be safely and closely stored on the beam rail, and maximizing space utilization. To ensure that goods can not be stored beyond the beam rail, and also to ensure that both sides of the card plate at least 5 cm of space on the beam rail. Accessories for drive – in racking includes: Bracket (the main connecting piece of beam rail and upright frame, it has single side and double side), Rail beam (main supporting shelf for cargo storage), Top beam (connecting stabilizer for upright), top bracing (connecting stabilizer for upright), Back bracing (connection stabilizer of upright, used for one-way rack arrangement), Foot protector (protection at front of rack), rail protector ( Rack protection parts when forklift enters the roadway.) etc..

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Precautions for forklift operation
Here, Dilong should also remind the precautions of forklift operation. Due to the characteristics of the drive-in racking, the forklift needs to operate in the roadway of rack,the requirements for forklift operators are relatively high, details as follows:
Ensure that the width of the door frame and body of the forklift can be safely in and out of the roadway;
Before the forklift truck enters the rack roadway, it must be ensured that the forklift truck drives to the front of the rack tunnel, to Avoid bias, and hit the rack;
Lift the fork to the appropriate height above the rail beam, then enter the roadway.
Forklift drives into the roadway and pick up the goods.
Picking up the goods, keep the same height and exit the roadway.
Exit the roadway, low down the goods and then turnover.

Post time: Apr-01-2022