Push Back Pallet Rack
The Push back pallet rack type systems are designed around the principle of organizing space by depth rather than width. This depth arrangement greatly reduces aisle space and increases storage density. Generally with each push back pallet rack system each bay can be up to six pallets deep; each pallet stored on wheeled carts that fit onto rails.
The rails are slightly angled toward the load/unload side of the rack in order to take advantage of gravity, saving enormous amounts of energy for moving heavy pallets. When a forklift sets the pallet onto the cart, it drives forward and causes the pallet to bump the next pallet, causing the entire row of pallets to roll backwards. When removing a pallet from the front position of the push back pallet rack system the remaining pallets immediately stage themselves forward so that the next available pallet can be accessed. Push back pallet rack is a LIFO (last in, first out) storage system.
Features & Benefits:
- High density with minimal aisles
- More selectivity than drive-in/drive-thru allowing for better inventory turn over
- Systems are available to retrofit existing selective or drive-in systems
- Very popular in food/beverage/grocery industry