Here's some information you may not know about selective pallet rack, a common type of rack found in many types of storage environments.
Hey and welcome to this week's edition of Total Warehouse Tutorials. This week, we will be discussing selective rack.
Selective pallet rack is a common type of rack system found in many types of storage environments such as warehouses and distribution centers. In this tutorial you’ll learn many things about selective rack, including how it works and ideal uses.
Selective rack is made up of uprights and beams and pallets typically sit on crossbars. You can also add decking to beams, such as wire mesh, to create a shelf for carton storage. Selective rack is available in both roll formed and structural steel and is a less expensive option compared to other types of systems such as gravity flow and push back. The most common bay size for selective rack is 96” wide x 42” deep.
Selective rack is designed for first-in, first-out inventory management, meaning that pallets are loaded and unloaded from the front of the rack. Double deep selective rack is also available for a last-in, first-out inventory management option.
Selective rack enables direct access to all stored pallets or cartons without the need to move others, making it a highly selective solution where it is necessary to have direct access to a wide variety of products stored. However, numerous aisles are required to accommodate this high selectivity, making it a lower density option compared to other types of rack systems.
Selective rack can be integrated with conveyors and other types of racking such as carton flow to produce a pick module, which helps move product quickly through a warehouse or distribution center. Its main function within the pick module is to replenish picking areas.
That’s it for this week’s edition of Total Warehouse Tutorials. I hope you join us for our next edition on drive-in and drive-through rack.