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• Low capital cost compared to other dense storage solutions
• Effective with low numbers of SKUs and high throughputs
• Drive Through offers both LIFO and FIFO selection
• Excellent for use in cold stores and refrigerated facilities as the system makes maximum use of space
Drive-In solutions are very versatile and can cater for a wide range of operations. However, they are particularly suitable for warehouses that have the following:
• Reduced amount of floor space available
• Products which do not have expiry dates
• Operations which do not require direct access to every unit load
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Drive-In vs. Drive-Through Pallet Racking
A drive-in racking system offers a high-density storage solution by optimising the cube of the warehouse by reducing the number of operating aisles for forklift trucks.
Compact pallet racking can be either via a Drive In pallet racking system, with only one access point on the aisle, or Drive-Through pallet racking, with an entrance and exit at either end of the aisle.
Drive In and Drive Through pallet racking storage systems are ideal when you need to store similar products with a large number of pallets of the same SKU and are most appropriate where space utilisation is more important than the selectivity of stored loads.
Drive In Pallet Racking (LIFO – Last in, First out)
This is the most common compact racking system and only needs a single access aisle for the forklift. It uses the LIFO method, so the last pallet load-in is the first one out.
Drive Through Pallet Racking (FIFO – First in, First out)
This solution requires two access points, one on each end of the racking aisle. It uses the FIFO method, as the first pallet load-in is the first one out. With access from both the front and rear of the aisles, drive through compact racking is more suited to warehouse operations with a high turnover of products.
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