Fast-paced warehouses and storage facilities need fast-paced equipment.
A Drive-In racking system can drastically improve the speed at which you turn over inventory. Drive-In racking systems use the LIFO method (Last In First Out) because there is only one entrance. The inventory at the back of the shelving unit can only be accessed if everything in front of it has been removed. These racking systems are suitable for products with no expiration date and no shelf life concern. Drive-In shelving makes it easy for forklift operators to unload from the loading dock and right into your storage units.
To improve efficiency and make the workplace safer, Drive-In racking systems are a great addition to any storage facility.
If shelf life is a concern, fear not, there’s an alternative to Drive-In racking systems. If you need access to the complete shelving unit, and all the respective products on the shelves, then a Drive-Thru storage system would make much more sense for your business. Drive-Thru storage systems use the FIFO method, first in first out, and have two points of entry to allow ease of access to all the units. Like the Drive-In racking system, the Drive-Thru system allows for efficient unloading and loading but is easier to access. That being said, Drive-Thru storage systems need a clear path of entry on both sides. This means you cannot put this unit against the wall, which of course means more square-footage being eaten up.
Drive-Thru storage systems use the FIFO method, first in first out, and have two points of entry to allow ease of access to all the units. Like the Drive-In system, the Drive-Thru rack system allows for efficient unloading and loading but is easier to access. That being said, Drive-Thru storage systems need a clear path of entry on both sides. This means you cannot put this unit against the wall, which of course means more square-footage being eaten up.
Both Drive-In and Drive-Thru storage systems are made for ease of access and upgrading efficiency within the warehouse; it just depends on what kind of products you’re working with. Figuring out which one makes sense for you is part of our job, so give us a call and see what we can do for you today!
Drive in racks are a great solution for warehouses where the inventory shifts and changes on a constant basis.
Both drive-in racking and drive-through rack systems allow more efficient use of available space than traditional multi-aisle selective racks systems. In fact, when compared to a conventional selective rack system, the same amount of storage can be achieved with a high density drive-in or drive-through system in 80% less space.
This is achieved through a number of configurations but the simplest difference between conventional pallet racks and drive-in pallet racks is that a forklift truck may operate inside the drive-in pallet rack itself.
With this drive-in rack system, multiple pallets can be stored, both high and deep which increases the storage and retrieval time while increasing efficiency and productivity among workers.
If you have limited space and need to store massive amounts of stock, you need drive-in racks.
Buying used can save you up to 60% compared to new.
Yankee Supply can help you maximize the layout of your warehouse to take advantage of every square foot of available space drive-in racks.
Not only can we help you save money on new and used drive-in racks, we can make your layout more efficient.