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About Drive In Pallet Racking & Drive Through Racks

Used Drive in Pallet Racks

A Forklift Entering a Drive In Pallet Storage Rack System

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Drive in and drive through racking has the advantage of being among the most efficient high density pallet storage systems for warehouse management in existence. The advantage of using this style of rack structure is that pallets are stored extremely close to one another, both in levels and as many pallets deep as is needed, making the storage density as tight as possible in the space allowed.

Drive in and drive through racks are a LIFO or 'Last In, First Out' storage system. Pallets are stored and retrieved from the same side in several aisles on several levels. Typically, one of these pallet racking systems would be employed where shelf life or stock rotation is not a critical factor. Drive in & drive thru racks also work well in cold storage applications or freezers. One item to note, however, is that where drive through racks can be entered from both sides, drive in racks can only be entered from one side.

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Because of the highdensity storage of pallets, drive in warehouse rack systems are very popular where space is at a premium. The closer you can pack the pallets together, the more goods you can store in a given footprint. Because of this product density, there will also be less airspace to heat or cool, so high-density pallet storage racks are also a very energy efficient solution. is the distributor of new & used drive in and high density pallet storage rack systems in Minneapolis, Minnesota and its surrounding area. In business since 1979, stocks all major brands of pallet racks including: Interlake Mecalux - Meco - Hiline - Ridg-u-Rak - SJF Material Handling Inc. - Spacerak - Speedrack - and more.

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Pro Tip
Pro Tip!

"UDL (in relation to pallet rack beams) means Uniform Distributed Load. This is typically the 'beam capacity' specification of a pair of beams."
~ SJF Sales

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Frequently Asked Questions about Rack

Roll form drive in pallet rack is the preferred storage rack for light duty and medium duty storage due to its boltless shelving design and lighter overall weight.

Structural drive in pallet rack is preferred for heavier loads when the storage density weighs 1,500 lbs. or more. Structural drive in rack is made from hot rolled c-channel structural steel. It uses additional hardware (nuts and bolts) for assembly. It is inherently heavier, stronger and can hold heavier loads than roll form rack. It is more impact resistant than roll form rack.

While roll form storage rack is the rack of choice for light duty and medium duty storage, structural rack is often the preferred solution for higher density applications. Structural racks are thicker and the heavier construction offers improved resistance to impact from forklifts entering and exiting the racks.

You should consider using structural drive in pallet racks:

  • When heavier capacities (1,500 lbs or more per shelf) are being stored.
  • When storing traditionally heavy and bulky items such as plywood, lumber, pipe, bar stock, steel sheets and coils, sheetrock, etc.

Due to its heavier weight, structural drive in rack costs more to ship than roll-form. Roll-form rack is less costly to ship because it's lighter than structural racks with the same dimensions.

Due to its heavier weight and nut and bolt connections, structural racking may take longer to install, which could effect cost. Roll-form drive in rack traditionally installs faster due to its bolt-less connection design, which allows for a fast and easy connection of the arms to the uprights.

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