Efficient storage space is one of the biggest challenges facing warehouse and logistics managers worldwide. As storage facilities become increasingly reliant on technology and warehouse management systems (WMS), mobile pallet racks are emerging as modern alternatives to static racks.
What is Mobile Pallet Racking?
Mobile racking is a high-density storage option that can be integrated into your existing warehouse storage setup. Its modular design ensures it can accommodate a wide variety of products, from bulky, heavy loads to cooler and deep freezer applications.
Unlike static racking, mobile systems operate via remote control or a computer interface. They move across integrated floor rails, opening up individual aisles at a time.
This provides easy access to any product by forklift or manual picking. Mobile racks allow for high-density storage of a wide range of products. It is versatile and reconfigurable, enabling warehouse facilities to accommodate changing SKUs and adapt to fluctuating demands.
Advantages of Using Mobile Racking
Mobile racking offers an effective way to improve storage capacity and inventory management. It can save your business time and money over the long-term. Here are some of the advantages of using mobile racking.
Integratable and versatile
Mobile rack systems closely resemble standard static rack storage. They share many of the same components for operation, including decking, uprights, and frames. The main differences are the electronic controls and ground rails. Due to these similarities, upgrading to a mobilized storage system is often straightforward.
If the pallet size, frame type, load capacity, and overall warehouse capacity demands remain the same, you may be able to integrate existing parts into your new mobile bases. This not only reduces costs significantly but also expedites installation, allowing your warehouse or distribution center to resume operations quickly.
We stock several varieties of pallet racking frames for mobile or static applications. Our tear drop frames are adjustable, easy to configure, and may be used for a range of products. They are available in multiple sizes, with a maximum frame load capacity of 26,620 lbs.
We also supply pallet rack add-on units if you require additional storage space. These are available in 96” or 144” height units. The 96” racks have two beam levels, while the 144” beams have three. The capacity per unit depends on the size and spacing between beams.
Facilitates specialized storage
Mobile pallet racking is in constant demand for cold storage facilities. It is available in various materials, including stainless steel, which is strong enough to maintain functionality in cold environments. Mobile racks are also ideal for cold storage because of their compact storage capabilities. With high-density storage rack systems, cold storage facilities can improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.
Mobile racking ensures you can store and access a high volume of goods while remaining space-efficient. Minimizing the cost per pallet is essential for cooler and freezer facilities.
Galvanized steel is a widely used material for specialized storage, such as food, beverages, or pharmaceutical products. It is resistant to extreme temperatures, maintaining its structural integrity in freezing conditions.
Our galvanized steel pallet racks are an excellent option for cold room storage. However, they can be configured for a broad selection of items, from lightweight medical products to heavy-duty automotive equipment. The beams are available in 14, 15, or 16 gauge steel and have a maximum load capacity of 7,000 lbs.
Mobile racks are essentially electronic storage systems. They contain built-in sensors and use manual release and emergency stop buttons. This helps reduce the number of accidents caused by human error during manual handling and transportation. You can also equip your racks with water sprinklers in case of a fire.
Many modern mobile systems have airtight seals between racks, improving their stability and protecting your goods from fall damage. Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc. carries protective equipment to add further stability to your mobile or static system. We stock column protectors, end-of-aisle guards, and guide rails.
We also supply pallet rack guard net systems, preventing items from falling off a rack after accidental contact with a forklift or warehouse machinery. Nets are particularly useful for high-density storage systems like mobile racking. Our nets are made from 100% nylon mesh with 5⁄16” poly rope binding. They are OSHA-compliant and help protect your employees and goods.
Accelerates fulfillment process
Mobile pallet racking can help create an organized, clutter-free, and highly efficient workspace. A dense pallet racking storage system increases pallet storage, reduces the number of necessary aisles, and gives fast access to storage bays. Streamlined workflows can increase productivity significantly, helping accelerate order fulfillment.
A fast and efficient fulfillment can be a competitive advantage, leading to increased customer satisfaction and a boost in sales.
High-density storage option
One of the most important advantages of mobile racking storage systems is their capacity for high-density storage. It maximizes warehouse storage space utilization without restricting access. It is a compact storage solution that provides ample room for every forklift access aisle.
Mobile racking follows a modular design concept, so it can be configured to a facility’s layout, inventory type, and volume. Depending on the products they store, warehouse managers may opt for heavy-duty or more lightweight components. Individuals can open a specific aisle for access using a remote control panel or integrated software.
Since aisles and products can be accessed precisely when they are required, you don’t need to allocate a significant proportion of the warehouse for aisle space. Warehouse managers can focus on dense storage without worrying about the logistical problems and safety issues associated with high-density conventional storage systems.
Modernize Your Facility With Mobile Racking Systems
If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution to increase storage capacity without having to expand your facility or transfer operations to another location, consider investing in mobile racking.
At Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc., we supply high-quality new and used warehouse equipment. Our vast inventory list includes essential mobile rack parts, including frames, beams, uprights, baseplates, and safety equipment.
We also provide a number of turnkey services to help transform your facility as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our experienced team can help with designing, planning, and integrating your new system.
Our factory-trained and fully insured warehouse crews ensure safe and secure installation. If you need assistance getting building permits, we can help with that too.