Drive-in and Drive-through Rack

Watch this video to learn about drive-in and drive-through rack including how it functions and ideal uses (1-minute, 34-seconds).


Hi and welcome to this edition of Total Warehouse Tutorials. This week, we will be discussing drive-in and drive-through rack.

Drive-in and drive-through racking is made up of uprights and support rails. A popular style of upright with this type of rack system is cant-back style, in which the bottom of the entry upright is recessed. This improves the life of the rack by lessening the likelihood of forklift impact on the front column. Drive-in and drive-through rack is available in both structural and roll formed steel.

Pallets are placed on the support rails by a lift truck. In drive-in rack, the lift truck loads and unloads by entering through one side of the system and then backing out, making it last-in, first-out inventory management. In drive-through rack, the lift truck is able to enter through both ends of the system for loading and unloading, allowing for a first-in, first-out inventory management option but requiring an additional aisle.

Drive-in and drive-through systems provide high density storage by eliminating picking aisles. However, this system offers low selectivity.

Because of this high density and low selectivity, drive-in and drive-through rack is ideal for storing large quantities of uniform products, products that require large, one-time moves, and products with long life spans or perishable products that are rotated quickly. For example, this type of rack system works well for freezer storage.

That’s it for this edition of Total Warehouse Tutorials. I hope you join for our next edition on push back rack.

At REB Storage Systems International, we look at each project as unique. While many have similarities for which we are able to leverage our experience and knowledge, each client has unique needs that must be met.

REB has the flexibility to integrate products from multiple manufacturers based on the requirements of your rack system including pricing and lead time. This combined with in-house project designplanning, and permitting support expertise allows us to provide you with your specific storage solution.

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