Storage racks

Materials handling glossary  

Storage Racks

Racks are used for the storage of goods

Racks are available in various constructions, for example:

  • • Drive-in Racks
Forklift trucks can enter this type of rack and stack loads in depth as well as in height levels. This increases the overall storage capacity in a given area.

  • • Flow Through Racks
These racks have a (usually) 3-degree pitched rolling surface. Pallet loads are loaded on the high side and unloaded on the low side of the pitched storage level. This method assures a first-in-first-out (FIFO) storage concept.

  • • Racks with solid decking - also Shelving
Regular rack frame with uprights and load beams are then fitted with a decking between load beams and offer solid area for the storage of non-palletised goods.

  • • Cantilever Racks
Special racks for the storage of long load such as pipes or bar stock

  • • Pallet Racks
Are for the storage of palletised goods. Rack uprights are connected.