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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 cost-effective warehouse storage system that can be used to increase storage capacity and organisation and streamline warehouse operations. Most pallet racking systems are built using uprights, bracing, and beams and can be customised in depth, length, and height to suit any warehouse. Choosing the right pallet racking systems for your warehouse depends on your product range and picking processes, as each type of pallet racking varies in product accessibility and storage density.

There are also a number of specialised pallet racking systems that have been specifically designed for the storage of certain types of products. For example, drum racking is designed for the storage of industrial drums and steel coils, whereas A-frame racking is used to store long rigid products on their end.

Selective Pallet Racking

Selective Pallet Racking Example

Selective pallet racking is the ‘standard’ pallet racking system that utilises one-pallet deep storage to provide maximum product selectivity. Macrack selective pallet racking can be customised to meet the needs of your product range, with varying shelf heights, rack heights, and rack widths available depending on your needs.

As all pallets stored in a selective racking system can be accessed from the ideal it is ideal for storing high differentiation product ranges as well as perishable items.

Double Deep Pallet Racking

double deep racking example

Double deep pallet racking uses the same sturdy uprights and beams as a selective racking system, however, it is designed to be two pallets deep. This means that you can store double the amount of pallets in each row of double deep pallet racking when compared to selective racking.

In a double deep racking system, only half of the pallets stored in a fully-stocked rack are visible and immediately accessible from the aisle. This makes double deep pallet racking ideal for the storage of bulk amounts of the same products. Additionally, forklifts used with double deep racking require longer tynes to load and unload pallets from the back of the system.

Push Back Pallet Racking

Push Back Racking Example

In push back pallet racking, pallets are loaded onto a moving carriage system that can store anywhere from two to six pallets depending on your storage requirements. This provides high-density storage by reducing the need for aisles and maximising the amount of floor space used for product storage.

Push back pallet racking can be loaded and unloaded using a standard forklift, as each time a pallet is removed from the rack, the remaining pallets will move towards the front of the racking on the rolling cart system.

Drive-In Pallet Racking


Drive-in pallet racking is a high-density storage system that eliminates the need for aisles to make use of all available floor and vertical space for pallet storage. In a drive-in pallet racking system, forklifts are driven into the racking to retrieve pallets stored without the need for aisles. Drive-in racking can be customised in height, depth, and number of levels to make the most of any space.

Drive-in pallet racking is ideal for inventories with low product differentiation as pallets stored only the pallets at the front of the racking system are immediately accessible. No specialised equipment is needed for pallet handling in a drive-in racking system as it is designed to accommodate the use of a standard forklift.

Pallet Flow Racking

Pallet Flow Racking Example

In a pallet flow racking system, pallets are loaded into the back of the system and unloaded from the front. Once a pallet is loaded into the back of the racking system, it ‘flows’ forward on inclined rolling tracks each time a pallet is removed from the front, providing automatic product rotation. As each pallet is removed from the front of the racking system, pallet flow racking is compatible for use with a standard forklift.

Pallet flow racking is a unique high density warehouse storage system that provides FIFO (first in, first out) storage. This means that the first pallet that was loaded into the racking system will also be the first to be removed from the rack. This makes pallet flow racking suitable for storing perishable goods and products with a limited shelf life.

Cantilever Racking

Cantilever racking uses the frames of a standard pallet racking system with the addition of cantilevered arms for the storage of long items such as timber and pipes. Products are stored horizontally in a cantilever racking system, supported by the steel arms extending from the frame.

Cantilever racking can be customised to suit your product range in both arm length and weight load capacity. This racking system can be designed for indoor or outdoor use and is compatible for use with a standard forklift. Additionally, depending on the products stored in the racks, cantilever racking can also accommodate handpicking on the lower levels of the rack.

Sheet Racking

Sheet Racking Example

Sheet racking is designed for the horizontal storage of sheet materials, making use of vertical space to increase storage capacity. Sheet racking is commonly used for products such as gyprock, wood, plastics, and other sheet materials.

Products stored in a sheet racking system can be handpicked on lower levels and loaded or unloaded using a forklift on higher shelves.

Industrial Shelving

Industrial Shelving Example

Industrial shelving is a versatile warehouse storage system built with sturdy steel frames and your choice of shelf material depending on your storage needs. Ideal for the storage of boxed or loose items, industrial shelving is made for handpicking warehouses and may require the use of a ladder or stock picker when accessing higher shelves.

Longspan Shelving

Longspan Shelving Example

Longspan shelving is an industrial-sized steel shelving system where each new bay is connected to the previous frame to make the best use of available floor space. Longspan shelving is designed for the storage of small and medium-sized products and can be used to improve organisation and storage capacity in a hand picking warehouse.

Tyre Racking

Tyre Rack QLD

In a tyre racking system, tyres are stored vertically between two beams at the front and the back of the frame. This prevents the tyres from moving around in the rack and also allows for easy retrieval as tyres can be rolled off the rack with minimal effort.

Macrack tyre racking can be customised to suit the needs of your inventory, whether you need to store light-weight bicycle tyres or heavy-duty truck tyres.

Narrow Aisle Racking

Industrial Shelving Brendale

Narrow aisle racking is a warehouse storage system that is designed to maximise storage capacity through the use of narrow aisles, ensuring that the majority of floor space can be used for product storage. Narrow aisle racking is typically built with large shelves as it is designed for the storage of cumbersome items such as furniture.

Using a stock picker, staff can access each level of storage and even walk onto the shelf to retrieve items for their orders.

Coil / Drum Racking

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Designed for the storage of steel coils and industrial drums, drum racking uses the frames and beams of a standard pallet racking system with the addition of steel cradles on the beams to prevent moving or rolling when products are stored in the rack.

Forklifts used with drum racking require a drum racker attachment to safely load and unload products from the rack.

Cable Racking

In a cable racking system, cable drums, or spindles, are set on a steel rod which is then placed onto a set of brackets on the racking system. This ensures that the cables are safely stored within the racking while providing easy access to each cable, as staff can just pull on the required cable whenever the product is needed.

Loading products into and out of a cable racking system requires the use of a cable reel forklift attachment.

Carpet Racking

Carpet Racking Example

Despite its name, carpet racking can be used to store a wide range of cylindrical products, from bubble wrap to garage doors. Products in a carpet racking system are stored horizontally on shelves to provide maximum visibility and access to stored items.

A roll prong attachment is needed when using a forklift to load and unload products from a carpet racking system. However, racks can be designed for handpicking on lower levels upon request.

A-Frame Racking

A Frame Racking Toowoomba

A-frame racking is a vertical storage system designed to store long, rigid products such as steel extrusions, timber, and pipes. Products are stored on their end against an angled frame, creating a sandwich board or ‘A’ shape when viewing back to back A-frame shelves from their end.

A-frame racking increases storage capacity by storing long products on their end to minimise their footprint and is compatible with handpicking.

Raised Storage Areas


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

Raised storage areas, also known as warehouse mezzanine floors, are a pallet racking supported system that creates additional floor and storage space. Installing a raised storage area is a great way to create more floor space, avoiding the cost and hassle of having to move to a larger facility.

Raised storage areas can be made multiple-levels high depending on the available vertical space in your warehouse. If you’re looking for a way to increase the storage capacity of your Toowoomba warehouse, talk to Macrack today about our cost-effective raised storage areas.

Quality-Made Warehouse Racking Toowoomba

Macrack designs and manufactures reliable racking and warehouse shelving Toowoomba and Australia wide. With over 35 years of industry experience, you can count on Macrack to provide a quality warehouse storage system that has been customised for your storage needs. We are so confident in the quality of our pallet racking that we will provide a lifetime guarantee on any product we manufacture for your business.

If you’re looking for quality, Australian-made warehouse racking in Toowoomba, Macrack has the solution. Call us today on 1800 048 821 for expert advice about your warehouse storage from one of our factory racking specialists.