Pallet Racking - Double Deep Pallet Racking

Double Deep Pallet Racking

Double Deep Pallet Racking System

Flow-Rite Inc., supplies both new and used Double Deep Pallet Racking storage solutions.

Using our extensive experience in multi-faceted warehouse racking systems, we will design a Double Deep Pallet Racking solution that incorporates your requirements. From an initial product and warehouse appraisal, we analyse your product types, pallet criteria, material handling equipment, available warehouse space, current pallet racking systems and warehouse shelving. This deeper understanding of your business operation forms the foundation in designing a warehouse storage solution that maximises your warehouse capacity and operational needs.

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Double Deep Pallet Racking

What is Double Deep Pallet Racking

Double Deep Pallet Racking is similar to selective racking only pallets are stored two deep with single entry racks and four pallets deep in a double entry rack configuration. The storage system reduces the number of aisles needed which can increase pallet storage by as much as 10-15% depending on racking layout. Furthermore, double deep, double entry racks increase storage density by reducing the aisle to rack ratio.

Double-Deep Pallet Racking is a Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) system. This type of racking reduces the stock accessibility due to 50% of the SKU’s being behind pallets when storage locations are at full capacity. Although, this racking system makes good use of all available locations, is best used when each SKU is limited to only several pallets. Therefore, double-deep racking is better suited to stock that has a medium to long term shelf life. Highly perishable goods aren’t recommended for this style of racking due to the LIFO racking type.

Double Deep Pallet Racking requires specialized pallet handling equipment using ether a specialized forklift or a standard unit with a double deep handling attachment. Additionally, upper levels may need to be fitted with pallet safety bars to assist forklift drivers in locating pallets, help reduce accidental impact damage and fork truck operator errors.

Advantages of Double Deep Pallet Racking

  • The ability to stack two pallets deep – often with guide-rails to upper beam levels for added safety
  • Increased storage capacity by as much as 10-15% when compared with Selective Racking
  • 50% immediate accessibility with reasonable stock rotation
  • Safe and secure handling with the bottom pallet usually off ground
  • Ability to use double deep handling equipment for other tasks
  • Best used when each SKU has several pallets

Disadvantages of Double Deep Pallet Racking

  • Reduced SKU’s accessibility
  • LIFO inventory management
  • Special trucks required

Flow-Rite Inc., will analyze your needs to deternine if a Double Deep Pallet Racking storage solution is the right for you.

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