Drive-in rack is one of the best high-density pallet storage methods available, but it’s always had some drawbacks:
- Forklift damage within the lane is always a possibility as drivers must drive in, then back out inside the rack structure
- Since there must be driving space, drive-in racks lack lateral braces, which make them somewhat more vulnerable to collapse if struck
- Driving into and out of that rack structure also takes time
- Drive-in racks allow you to store only one SKU per bay
- Drive-in structures are typically 30 to 40% empty at any given time
Now there is a way to get the benefits of drive-in rack – dense storage through deep lanes – without the dangers inherent with driving into the rack space.
This article is part of a series of articles on Flow Rail. Click on a link below to view one of the other articles.
- How Flow Rail Systems Improve Drive-In Racks
- How Flow Rail Helps Reclaim Storage Space In Push-Back Rack
- High Density Pallet Storage Racks: Comparing Pushback, Drive-In, and Flow Rail