Double Deep Pallet Rack
Double deep pallet racking systems are the least expensive high density rack system on the market and here is why: We have more than 30 years of experience in the racking industry. We’ve worked with every type of rack, and we truly mean it when we say we have a rack for every need. Each … Continue reading Double Deep Pallet Rack
Double deep pallet racking systems are the least expensive high density rack system on the market and here is why:
We have more than 30 years of experience in the racking industry. We’ve worked with every type of rack, and we truly mean it when we say we have a rack for every need. Each business has unique needs and which racking system you choose will depend on your storage needs. The double deep pallet racking system might not be right for everyone, but for some, it’s the perfect storage solution.
Double deep rack is the only high density pallet storage rack system that utilizes nothing but low cost standard selective pallet rack. The only difference is that it is configured 2 pallets deep, back to back. Therefore you get an extremely dense 4 deep system that is accessible from both sides, and all for only the cost of regular uprights and beams. It has similar density to drive-in rack but at less cost.
What makes a double deep pallet racking system unique is that you place one row of pallet rack behind the other giving you two pallets deep. This second pallet back must be accessed with the use of a special 2 deep reach truck. The forklift driver must place the back pallet into the rack first, than place another in front of it. Selectivity is reduced in half but storage density is doubled. The greatest advantage to double deep rack is the reduction in the number of aisles. It increases floor space by 60%.
While the density is excellent, the efficiency of a double deep pallet racking system is not the best. If you’ve watched a forklift driver load and unload pallets on a two deep reach pallet rack system you will notice that they take longer to place or pick the pallet in the back position. Something else you want to be aware of is that you will need the use of a reach truck.
This is a popular choice for seasonal or slow moving inventory. Even though you don’t need to access your inventory frequently, you still want to maximize your storage space. Not only are you able to maximize your storage density, you’re able to maximize your floor space too.
Efficiency isn’t always king. In this case, storage density wins out! We don’t offer a one-size-fits-all solution because we understand everyone has different goals and needs. We’d be happy to speak with you and help you determine if double deep pallet racking is the best choice for you!
If you have a tremendous number of pallets of the same SKU, double deep pallet racking systems are for you!
Double deep pallet rack features and benefits:
• Super dense pallet storage
• Lowest cost per pallet position of any rack system
• Increase floor space by 60-65%
• Forklift drive must reach over the first beam level to load unload pallets off the second beam level
• Very popular rack for high throughput operations
• Optional pallet supports help to support the pallets and give forklift drive confidence when loading back pallet – which decreases load and pick times
• Requires use of a special 2 deep reach truck