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Quick Guide To The Types Of Industrial Warehouse Racking

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Pallet Racking

Guide To Types Of Warehouse Racking

Pallet racking makes use of available vertical space to increase pallet storage in a warehouse. Made with uprights, braces, and beams, pallet racking comes in a range of different types, including high-density systems as well as high-accessibility racks.

There are also several racking systems designed to store specialised products such as gyprock, pipes, steel extrusions, tyres, industrial drums, carpets, and more. Most pallet racking systems require the use of a forklift for stock handling, with specialised attachments needed for certain types of racking and some racking options that incorporate handpicking.

Selective Pallet Racking

Selective Pallet Racking Example

Selective pallet racking, often simply referred to as ‘pallet racking’, is the standard pallet racking system popularly used in warehouses throughout Australia. Selective pallet racking is a one-pallet-deep storage system that can be designed to be as high and as long as required and is compatible for use with a standard forklift. Selective racking can be configured back to back, creating aisles for organised warehouse pallet storage.

As pallets in a selective racking system are not stored behind one another, each pallet is accessible from the aisle. This makes selective racking systems ideal for warehouses with high differentiation product inventories as well as for the storage of perishable goods as no product rotation is needed.

Double Deep Pallet Racking

double deep racking example

Double deep pallet racking is similar to selective pallet racking, however, pallets are stored two deep. This provides high-density pallet storage, with a depth of four pallets between aisles in a back-to-back racking configuration, reducing the amount of floor space needed for aisles. Due to the extra depth of a double deep racking system, a forklift with longer tynes is required to load and unload pallets from the rack.

In a fully-stocked double deep racking system, 50% of pallets are immediately accessible from the aisle, with the remaining half stored at the back of the racking system. This makes double deep racking a LIFO (last in, first out) pallet racking system, ideal for the storage of bulk amounts of the same product.

Push Back Pallet Racking

Push Back Racking Example

Push back pallet racking is another high-density storage system. In fact, push back racking can be designed to be anywhere from two to six pallets deep. As the name suggests, each time a pallet is loaded into a push back pallet racking system, it pushes back any pallets that have already been stored in that row as all pallets are loaded onto a moving cart system. As a result, each time a pallet is removed from the rack, the remaining pallets automatically move towards the front of the racking system.

Push back pallet racking is compatible for use with a standard forklift as, although pallets can be stored up to six pallets deep in a single location, all pallets are accessed from the frontmost position of the rack.
The high-density storage of a push back pallet racking system makes it ideal for low differentiation product ranges and non-perishable goods.

Drive-In Pallet Racking


Drive in pallet racking maximises the amount of floor space used for product storage by eliminating the need for aisles. This is achieved through a drive-in system where forklifts can be driven straight into the racking system to retrieve pallets from any location within.

Drive-in racking is ideal for use when storing bulk amounts of the same products, particularly where floor space comes at a premium, such as in cold rooms and freezer storage.

Pallet Flow Racking

Pallet Flow Racking Example

Pallet flow racking combines high-density storage with FIFO (first in, first out) inventory management to increase storage capacity and picking processes in any warehouse. In a pallet flow racking system, pallets are loaded into the back of the system onto inclined industrial poly tracks. This allows the pallets to safely ‘flow’ towards the front of the system, where pallets are unloaded for automatic product rotation.

Much like drive-in racking, there are no aisles within a pallet flow racking system, ensuring that the majority of available floor space can be used for pallet storage without impeding the picking process. With its automatic product rotation, pallet flow racking can be used to store any product range, including products with a limited shelf life.

Cantilever Racking

Cantilever racking uses the frame of a standard pallet racking system, with the addition of horizontal steel arms perpendicular to the frame. Cantilever racking is ideal for the storage of long products such as timber, pipes, and extrusions. Products are stored horizontally on the steel arms that can be customised in length to suit your product range.

Cantilever racks can be made for both indoor and outdoor use, with the option to add additional uprights for increased weight load capacity or to have uprights spaced further apart for the storage of longer loads. Cantilever racking is compatible for use with a standard forklift and can even support handpicking on lower levels.

Sheet Racking

Sheet Racking Example

Sheet racking is specifically designed for the efficient storage of sheet materials such as gyprock, plywood, security mesh, and plastic sheeting. Using the same frame as a standard pallet racking system, sheet racking can be customised to suit any product range, increasing storage capacity for sheet materials by making use of available vertical space.

Sheet racking is compatible for use with a standard forklift and can be designed to accommodate handpicking on lower shelves.

Industrial Shelving

Industrial Shelving Example

Industrial shelving uses the frame of a pallet racking system with lighter gauge beams and the addition of shelves for the storage of smaller items in hand picking warehouses. Macrack industrial racking can be designed to store almost anything, with customisable beam length, rack height, and rack depth. There is also the option of particle board, MDF board, or steel mesh decks depending on your storage needs.

Longspan Shelving

Longspan Shelving Example

Longspan shelving is an industrial storage system that is ideal for storing small to medium-sized products in a hand-picking warehouse. Highly customisable, longspan shelving can also be used in garages and offices for any industry and product range.

Utilising shared frames, each bay of shelving is added to the previous frame for cost-effective product storage that will increase organisation and storage capacity in any space.

Tyre Racking

Tyre Rack QLD

Tyre racking is a specialised industrial storage system that can be used to small any type of tyre, from light-weight bicycle tyres to heavy vehicle tyres. In a tyre racking system, tyres are stored vertically between two beams, allowing for easy retrieval as tyres can simply be rolled out of the system with minimal effort.

When storing awkwardly shaped products such as tyres, rather than palletised items, organisation is the key to improving picking processes and ensuring worker safety. Tyre racking is a great way to increase organisation and storage capacity in your warehouse, as well as streamline the picking process for maximum productivity.

Narrow Aisle Racking

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Narrow aisle racking is a large warehouse storage system with narrow aisles. Designed for the storage of large, cumbersome products such as furniture, narrow aisle racking is used with a stock picker to load and unload items. This significantly reduces the amount of aisle space needed when compared to racks that require forklifts for product handling, increasing the amount of floor space used for product storage.

Coil / Drum Racking

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Drum or coil racking is a warehouse racking system designed to safely store industrial drums or steel coils. Due to the cylindrical shape of drums and coils, coil racking uses steel cradles that sit on top of the beams to keep stored drums in place.

A forklift with a drum racker attachment is required to load and unload drums and coils from the racking.

Cable Racking

Cable racking is a vertical storage system that is specifically designed for the storage of cable drums and spindles. In a cable racking system, cables are loaded onto the rack using a forklift with a cable reel attachment. There is a steel rod that runs through the center of the spindle that is placed on the brackets that are attached to the racking frame. Cable racking allows for easy handpicking as cables can be pulled to access stored products.

Carpet Racking

Carpet Racking Example

Carpet racking is a factory storage system designed for the storage of long, cylindrical items such as carpet rolls, fabric, garage doors, and more. Using an enlarged pigeon-hole storage system, rolls are stored horizontally on deep shelves with the end accessible from the front of the system using a forklift with a roll prong attachment. Carpet racking can also be designed for hand picking on the lower level, with rolls stored vertically below the first shelf.

A-Frame Racking

A Frame Racking Toowoomba

Similar to cantilever racking, A-frame racking is ideal for the storage of long, rigid products. However, in an a-frame racking system, products are stored on their end, leaning against the sloped frame of the rack. This minimises the footprint of each product, making use of available vertical space to increase product storage.

A-frame racking is ideal for hand picking warehouses and can be used to store products such as timber, steel extrusions, and pipes.

Raised Storage Areas


(Also Referred To As Multi-tier Racking or Warehouse Mezzanine Floors)

A warehouse mezzanine floor is a raised storage area supported by pallet racking that creates additional floor space. Warehouse mezzanine floors can be multiple levels high to further increase floor and storage space by taking advantage of available vertical space.

Warehouse mezzanine floors are compatible with a range of pallet racking systems and can be used to create multiple levels of racking for maximum product storage.

Reliable Warehouse Racking Gold Coast

Manufacturing reliable pallet racking systems in Australia for over 35 years, when it comes to Gold Coast warehouse racking, we’re the experts. We can design and build a quality racking system that is customised to suit your product range and warehouse processes in less time than it takes importing companies to have their racks ready and shipped to Australia.

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