Pallet Racking Systems

As leading UK suppliers of pallet racking, West Pennine Storage Equipment will design, deliver and install a complete pallet racking management solution for your warehouse.

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Pallet Racking

Our pallet racking systems are designed to suit any industrial environment, making it easier for you to maximise the efficiency of any warehouse facility.

At West Pennine Storage Equipment, we supply warehouse pallet racking for all sizes of warehouse and for the heaviest loading requirements of a pallet storage operation. our design service will maximise space utilisation even for complex layouts. In addition to this, our heavy-duty pallet racking is designed to store heavy pallets at height safely reducing the risk of injury.

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Pallet Racking Solutions

Pallet racking is one of the most common systems that provide a versatile storage space to optimise stock control; a well-designed pallet racking system will increase warehouse capacity, efficiency and the dispatch of goods from your storage facility; our extensive range of products allows us to meet any warehousing needs.

Pallet racking systems are available in many forms, from high bay narrow aisle racking to double deep drive-in racking, complemented by our complete range of storage and shelving equipment, and accessories as well as our racking inspection and repair service. West Pennine Storage Equipment can supply the right storage racking system to meet the needs of your business.

 

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Pallet Racking Types

Pallet racking comes in various configurations, each designed to cater to specific warehouse needs. Understanding these types can significantly impact warehouse efficiency and storage optimisation. Here are some examples of pallet racking we offer:

Drive-In/Drive-Through Racking is ideal for high-density storage. Drive-In allows forklifts to enter and place pallets on continuous rails, maximising space utilisation. Drive-through offers separate entry and exit points, aiding FIFO (First In, First Out) inventory management.

Push Back Racking allows multiple pallets to be stored in a single aisle, with the last pallet pushed against the rest. It is excellent for high-density storage of homogeneous products.

Cantilever Racking is specifically designed for long or oddly shaped items like pipes, lumber, or furniture, providing easy access for handling with forklifts or cranes.

Each type has unique advantages, and choosing the right one depends on inventory characteristics, storage needs, and operational requirements.

Optimising Warehouse Space

Efficient use of warehouse space is pivotal for maximising storage capacity and operational effectiveness.

Layout Planning plays a critical role. Designing an optimal floor plan considering traffic flow, product movement, and accessibility ensures efficient space utilisation.

Vertical Space Utilisation is often underutilised. Employing taller racking systems and mezzanines can capitalise on vertical space, especially for lighter or smaller items.

Efficient Inventory Management involves organising inventory based on demand and accessibility. Employing ABC analysis (categorising items by importance) and slotting optimisation techniques can enhance space utilisation.

Automation Integration introduces technologies like conveyor systems, automated storage, and retrieval systems (AS/RS), and robotics, enabling better space management and increased efficiency.

Implementing these strategies can significantly enhance warehouse space utilisation, streamline operations, and improve overall productivity. Assessing individual warehouse needs and adapting these techniques accordingly can result in substantial space savings and optimised functionality.

West Pennine Storage Equipment Limited have been working with us for a number of years, supplying and installing high bay pallet racking. All jobs were carried out to our complete satisfaction and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Steve Byrne, Managing Director, Whitestone Weavers

Safety and Compliance

Safety within a warehouse environment is paramount, especially concerning pallet racking systems. Ensuring compliance and implementing safety measures mitigate risks and uphold a secure working environment.

Racking Inspection Protocols are crucial. Regular inspections, adhering to industry standards, identify potential hazards, damage, or structural weaknesses, prevent accidents and ensure safe operations.

Load Capacity Guidelines dictate the maximum weight each racking system can support. Understanding and adhering to these limits is crucial to prevent overloading, maintaining structural integrity, and averting potential collapses.

Safety Features such as column guards, rack protectors, and aisle markings enhance warehouse safety. Implementing these features reduces the risk of collisions, damage, and injuries, ensuring a secure working environment for warehouse staff and equipment.

Compliance with Standards ensures adherence to SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association) guidelines or OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations. Compliance guarantees that the racking systems meet industry standards for safety and performance.

By focusing on these aspects, warehouses can significantly reduce accidents, prevent inventory damage, and maintain a secure environment for employees and equipment, aligning with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.

Customisation and Adaptability

Pallet racking systems offer a level of customisation to suit diverse warehouse needs, providing adaptability in storage solutions.

Tailored Solutions cater to specific requirements. Customising rack heights and bay widths or incorporating specialised features allows for optimal utilisation of available space and efficient handling of various products.

Scalability is essential for growing businesses. Racking systems that can adapt to increasing inventory volumes or changes in product sizes ensure continued efficiency without major overhauls.

Integration with Other Equipment is vital for seamless operations. Compatibility with forklifts, conveyors, or automated systems enhances workflow efficiency and reduces handling time.

Environmental Considerations increasingly play a role in racking solutions. Utilising sustainable materials or designs that contribute to energy efficiency aligns with eco-conscious initiatives and reduces a warehouse’s environmental footprint.

Understanding these customisation options and adaptability features enables warehouses to select racking systems that align precisely with their current and future needs, fostering efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability in warehouse operations.

Maintenance and Longevity

Ensuring the longevity of pallet racking systems involves regular maintenance and strategic considerations for long-term durability.

Routine Maintenance Practices are crucial for extending the lifespan of racking systems. Regular inspections, addressing minor damages promptly, and tightening bolts or connections ensure structural integrity and safe operation.

Repair Services offered by reputable providers aid in addressing wear and tear, damages, or structural issues. Timely repairs prevent further deterioration and maintain the safety and functionality of the system.

Upgrading Systems involves enhancing existing systems to meet evolving needs. This could include adding safety features, improving load-bearing capacity, or integrating technological advancements to optimise performance.

Longevity Factors encompass design aspects and material quality. Investing in robust materials and well-engineered designs ensures durability and resilience against daily operational demands, contributing significantly to the system’s lifespan.

By prioritising regular maintenance, considering repair services when necessary, exploring upgrade possibilities, and investing in high-quality materials, warehouses can extend the longevity of their pallet racking systems, ensuring continued safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness over time.

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