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entry Jan 20 2015, 07:15 PM
Pallet Rack: How to Avoid Costly Errors in Planning & Installing

First, a pallet rack layout to avoid at all costs. Let’s start by analyzing a pallet rack utilization pattern we see far too often in
warehouses and distribution centers. It’s clean and simple. However, the deceptive layout illustrated in Figure 1 is actually
one of the most unproductive layouts you could consider for our workspace.

Why is this seemingly logical plan one I recommend you avoid? Consider each of the four standard rules for efficient layout of pallet rack this layout breaks:

1) NEVER lay out used warehouse pallet storage systems for sale (like https://www.arkerconfig.com/products/) rows across the short dimension of your workspace. Doing
so will cost you at least 5% of your building’s storage capacity.

2) NEVER create a perimeter aisle with racks single deep around the walls. Again, this error will cost you 5% or more in available square feet, and limit your options in other
ways as well.

3) NEVER position rack in the same area oriented in two directions, i.e., some rack oriented north/south, others going east/west. This error creates another floorspace
penalty of approximately 5%.

4) NEVER lay out an aisle at a wall. Every aisle should give access from two sides. It takes
the same width aisle to serve two sides of an aisle as one side. So, if you use only one
side, you’re wasting floorspace.
Thus, the layout illustrated in Figure 1 violates all four of these rules...and, as a result, stores only 272 pallets per level in 10,000 square feet.

In the real world, we sometimes find we may have to bend some rules, and rack layout is no exception. But, you should absolutely know that if you ignore any of those four cardinal rules, you are costing yourself part of your area storage potential. And if you violate all four, and then allow obstructions to confuse your thinking, you could lose up 25% of the real usability
potential of your building.




 
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