Wide aisle pallet racking is the most widely used system for storing palletised unit loads. Within the wide aisle pallet racking system each pallet is individually supported and independently accessible. Pallet racking arranged in a wide aisle pattern, a minimum of 2.5 metres wide aisles, requires no specialised handling equipment.
A standard counter balance truck can be used in aisles 3.5 to four metres wide. Reach trucks can work in aisles only 2.5 metres wide. A limitation of using standard lift trucks is that the racking system’s height is restricted to the maximum lift height of the trucks.
Racking arranged in this way gives high quality storage but may only utilise 40% of the available floor space, the rest being aisles. However, fast throughput and ease of loading and unloading make this type of storage extremely popular.
2.5 – 4.0 metres
40% Space Utilisation
All Pallets Accessible
High Throughput Speeds
Standard Forklift Trucks