Narrow Aisle Racking
Narrow aisle racking is the best for limited floor space; the racking solution that saves space through accessible and maximum storage capacity to every quick order-picking and every pallet. Narrow aisle pallet racking has many advantages and main one is the optimal use of space with quick order-picking.
Narrow aisle racking is also an ideal solution for adding storage availability without physically changing their operations. The reduction of aisle space can make room for more racks. A narrow aisle racking set-up allows warehouse owners to build compact storage by utilizing roof height as well as floor area properly.
Converting to a narrow aisle racking is lesser costly for growth than moving or purchasing a new facility. It is also cost effective as space utilization with a narrow aisle solution will produce an increase of between 45-50% when compared to conventional systems. Multi-bay racking systems are more expensive than the narrow aisle racking, making narrow aisle set-up the best alternative to achieve over-all performance features of multi-bay racking.
If you’re anxious about the forklift movements, narrow aisle is still a good choice. Modern forklifts are remodelled so they can move in smaller spaces making them suitable for narrow aisle racking. Remodelled trucks are now designed with swingmasts and forks that are articulated for aisles as narrow as 65” without the requirement for guidance systems. This opens the possibility of increasing return of investments (ROI) as space is at maximum storage potential.
Narrow aisle racking is entirely selective. This means that every pallet needs to be accessed. Configurations of pallet racking can be done in different ways according to the needs and load requirements. Still, the main goal is to provide the best storage economics. Moreover, in this racking system lesser floor space is an advantage. Workers won’t be subjected to leaving pallet debris around enabling a healthy working environment.
Narrow Aisle: Advantage and Capacity
If you don’t have enough space but don’t want to risk investment with a bigger warehouse, narrow aisle system is your best option.
- Maximum storage optimal configuration
- Greater accessibility to individual pallets
- Reduced occupancy rate (per stored pallet)
- Improved space usage
- Increased throughout level
- Quick order pick-ups
Narrow aisle racking systems are best for businesses with automated systems, level floor and high roof warehouses and uniform-sized pallets.