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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 is a warehouse storage system designed to store palletised goods of varying sizes and weight capacities. Pallet racking stores pallets off of the ground, making use of available vertical space to increase storage capacity. Pallets are loaded and unloaded into a pallet racking system using a forklift, with specialised forklift attachments needed for some types of racking.

Most pallet racking systems can be arranged in a back-to-back configuration to create aisles of storage for better organisation. There are also a number of product-specific racking systems available such as carpet racking, sheet racking, drum racking, tyre racking, and more.

Selective Pallet Racking

Selective Pallet Racking Example

Selective pallet racking is a commonly used pallet racking system that is suitable for inventories with high product differentiation as each pallet stored in a selective pallet racking system is accessible from the aisle.

In a selective pallet racking system, pallets are stored in a standard system made up of steel beams, uprights, and bracing, with room to store one pallet in each location. Pallets can be loaded and unloaded from a selective racking system using a forklift with standard tynes.

Double Deep Pallet Racking

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Double deep pallet racking is similar to selective pallet racking, using the same uprights, beams, and bracing. However, double deep racking allows for two-deep pallet storage. This means that two pallets can be stored in each location, requiring the use of a forklift with longer tynes.

In a double deep pallet racking system, half of the stored pallets are accessible from the aisle, with the remaining half stored at the back of the racks. The trade-off for the limited accessibility of a double deep pallet racking system is that it provides higher density storage than selective racking as the number of aisles needed is halved.

Push Back Pallet Racking

Push Back Racking Example

Push back pallet racking uses a moving cart system that allows pallets to be easily ‘pushed back’ into the rack as each new pallet is loaded in. This also means that as each pallet is unloaded from a push back racking system, the remaining pallets will automatically move forward to the front of the rack.

The automatic movement of the track and cart system eliminates the need for a specialised forklift while providing a high-density warehouse storage solution as push back racks can be anywhere from two to six pallets deep. Additionally, push back racking provides greater product accessibility than some other high-density racking systems as each location can be individually accessed when needed.

Drive-In Pallet Racking


Drive-in pallet racking is a high-density pallet racking system that eliminates the need for aisles, maximising the amount of floor space that can be used for product storage. This makes drive-in pallet racking ideal for use in cold and freezer storage where every inch of floor space counts.

In a drive-in pallet racking system, pallets are loaded onto side arms attached to the beams rather than beams. This allows forklifts to be driven into the racking system in order to retrieve pallets from any location within the rack. As drive-in racking can be many pallets deep and is a LIFO (last in, first out) system, it is best used for the storage of bulk amounts of the same product.

Pallet Flow Racking

Pallet Flow Racking Example

Pallet flow racking is a pallet racking system that provides automatic product rotation for a FIFO (first in, first out) storage, making pallet flow racking ideal for the storage of bulk amounts of most goods, including perishable products.

In a pallet flow racking system, pallets are loaded from the back of the racking onto an industrial poly track set on a series of incrementally lowered beams. This allows pallets to ‘flow’ towards the front of the rack as each new pallet is unloaded from the front of the system. This reduces labour hours as pallet flow racking provides automatic stock rotation. Additionally, as all pallets are unloaded from the front of the rack, pallet flow racking is compatible for use with a standard forklift.

Cantilever Racking

Cantilever racking, sometimes called Christmas tree racking, is a warehouse storage system that can be used to store long products such as timber, pipes, and even sheet materials horizontally. Using the frames of a standard pallet racking system, cantilever racking has the addition of solid steel arms and a bolted steel base for secure product storage.

Cantilever racks can be customised to suit your product range, with the option to add additional uprights for a greater weight load capacity or to have the steel arms located further apart for longer loads. Products stored in a cantilever racking system can be handpicked on lower shelves and are otherwise loaded and unloaded using a forklift with standard tynes.

Sheet Racking

Sheet Racking Example

Sheet racking is a pallet racking system that can be used to store palletised and loose sheet materials such as gyprock, timber, and sheet metal. Using the same design as a standard pallet racking system, sheet racking can be customised to suit any product range of sheet materials to increase storage capacity and organisation.

Sheet racking is compatible with handpicking on lower shelves as well as product picking with a standard forklift.

Industrial Shelving

Industrial Shelving Example

Industrial shelving is a popular warehouse storage system that is commonly used in handpicking warehouses. Designed for the storage of boxed and loose products, industrial shelving is made with sturdy steel frames and shelves of particle board, MDF board, or steel mesh decks depending on the required weight load capacity.

Macrack’s industrial shelving can be customised to store almost anything, increasing the storage capacity and organisation of any warehouse or storage facility.

Longspan Shelving

Longspan Shelving Example

Longspan shelving is a shelving system where each new bay of shelving is connected to the last frame in order to create long rows of organised product storage. Built with the same frame and beam configuration as a pallet racking system using lighter gauge beams, the shelf material is then dropped into the beam creating a flush shelf surface.

Longspan shelving is a versatile storage system that can be used to store a wide range of products with a weight load capacity of up to 400kg UDL per shelf and is typically used in a hand picking warehouse.

Tyre Racking

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As the name suggests, tyre racking is designed for the bulk storage of tyres, including golf cart tyres, bicycle tyres, motorbike tyres, car tyres, truck tyres, and everything in between. In a tyre racking system, tyres are stored vertically, sitting snugly between the two beams at the front and back of the rack. This ensures that there will be no movement while tyres are stored, yet tyres can be easily removed from the rack by simply rolling them forward.

Narrow Aisle Racking

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Narrow aisle racking uses a stock picker to transport workers to each shelf of the racking system to load and unload stock. This eliminates the need for a forklift, allowing aisles to be made much narrower for increased product storage.

Narrow aisle racking is designed to store large products, such as furniture, with each shelf installed just above head height to allow pickers to easily walk onto any shelf to retrieve the required stock.

Coil / Drum Racking

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Coil racking, or drum racking, is a specialised racking system designed to safely store large and heavy cylindrical products such as steel coils and industrial drums. In a coil racking system, metal coils are loaded into steel cradles that sit on top of the front and rear beams. The cradle works similarly to a wedge or chock, preventing products from moving within the racking system.

A specialised drum racker forklift attachment is needed to load steel coils into and out of the racking system.

Cable Racking

Cable racking is an industrial racking system designed to store spools of cable, chains, cords, and other products while allowing for easy product retrieval. In a cable racking system, each spool is loaded onto a steel rod and then onto a set of brackets that connect to the racking uprights. This provides secure horizontal storage of cable reels while allowing for cables to be easily unravelled when pulled on for convenient product access.

Carpet Racking

Carpet Racking Example

Carpet racking is a warehouse storage system used to store long rolls of products such as carpet, vinyl, fabric, and even bubble wrap. Products stored in a carpet racking system are loaded horizontally onto shelves with the end facing outwards. This allows for maximum product visibility as the length of the product is stored deep into the rack.

When loading and unloading products into a carpet racking system, a forklift with a roll prong attachment is required. Additionally, carpet racks can be designed to accommodate handpicking on the first level when needed.

A-Frame Racking

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A-frame racking is a pick-to-order storage system used for long rigid products such as timber, pipes, and extrusions. Products stored in an A-frame racking system are stored on their end, supported by the angled frame of the rack. The clever design of an A-frame racking system maximises product storage by making use of available vertical space and improves the picking process by making stored products easily identifiable and accessible.

Raised Storage Areas


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

Raised storage areas are one of the most cost-effective ways to increase floor and storage space in a warehouse without having to relocate. A raised storage area is a pallet racking supported mezzanine floor that makes use of available vertical space to create another level of storage.

Raised storage areas can also be designed to be multiple levels high to more than double the available floor and storage space in a warehouse.

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Whether you’re looking for an efficient way to store bulk amounts of the same palletised products or you have a high differentiation product range, Macrack has the solution. Call us today on 1800 048 821 for quality warehouse shelving and factory racking Logan and Australia wide.