The AISLE How to design the width of warehouse aisle to improve the circulation rate of goods in warehouse?

Warehousing plays an irreplaceable role and position in the development of modern logistics, Storage racking also play an important role in logistics. The original storage function of racking has been more transformed into circulation function, then how to improve the circulation rate of warehouse? Aisle plays a key function.

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Display aisle refers to the 2.0~3.0M wide aisle between racks in the warehouse, the main function is access of goods.

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The aisle plays a key role for a warehouse. The reservation of the aisle will directly affect the operation of the warehouse and the cost of racking. For a fix sized warehouse, if the aisle is designed narrow, or like intensive storage rack, there is no aisle, the warehouse space utilization can be very high, However, its picking capacity will be very low, and it will also affect the circulation of goods. This kind of warehouse are suitable for storing of goods with large quantities, and less variety. If the aisle is too large, such as ordinary beam racking, long span racking, etc., such racks and aisle design will improve the picking ability, and correspondingly will reduce the space utilization rate and storage capacity of the warehouse. So how to design the aisle in warehouse is very important.

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The width of aisle mainly considers the pallet size , cargo unit size, transport vehicle style and turning radius, in the same time, also consider the factors such as the way of goods storage and mode of vehicle passage. General the aisle width can be considered from the following two aspects:
According to the turnover of the goods, the external size of the goods and the transportation equipment in the warehouse to determine the size of aisle. Warehouse with high frequency of sending and receiving, Its aisle should be determined by the principle of bidirectional operation. The minimum width can be calculated as follows:B=2b+C, In this calculation formula: B – Minimum aisle width (m); C – Safety gap, generally it is 0.9m; b – Width of transportation equipment (Include the width of carried goods, m). Of course, the width of the aisle is generally 2~ 2.5m when carrying with mental trolley. When carrying with a small forklift, it is generally 2.4~3.0M。The one-way aisle for the car is generally 3.6~ 4.2m.
According to the size of goods and convenient access operation to determine
The width of the aisle between the racks with manual access is generally 0.9 ~ 1.0m;

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Dilong design 3 different aisle projects:

Warehouse with low turnover and low access frequency
The aisle can be designed one-way operation. Only one forklift truck is allowed to operate in the aisle. The aisle width normally is : Width of transportation equipment (including the width of handled goods) +0.6m (safety gap); When carrying by small forklifts, the width of the aisle is generally 2.4 ~ 3.0m; The one-way aisle for the car is generally 3.6~ 4.2m.

Warehouse with high turnover and high access frequency
The aisles will be designed to two-way operation: The two-way operation aisle can accommodate two forklifts or other trucks working in the channel at the same time, The width is generally designed to be; Width of transportation equipment (including the width of handled goods) x 2+0.9m (safety gap).

Manual pickup warehouse
If the warehouse is manual pickup, the aisle can be designed as 0.8m~1.2m, generally about 1m; If manual pickup needs to be equipped with a trolley, it needs to be determined according to the width of the trolley, generally 2-2.5m.

The above are two points the manufacture need to take into consideration in racking designing. The manufacturers will design and plan the width of aisle according to the specific requirements.

Post time: Apr-01-2022