Racking

Overview

Multiple types of racking exist, each having its own pros and cons. View the red links below to find a brief description of each racking type that we offer, accompanied with the pros and cons of that respective type.

To best know which type of racking you need, or if you have any questions, call your nearest Arnold Machinery Material Handling branch or fill out a contact form (top right corner of page) to get in touch with one of our warehousing experts.

Selective

Description

Selective pallet racking is the most common and well known type of racking. It consists of heavy duty shelves for pallet storage that are supported by vertical legs and horizontal beams. Selective racking was given its name due to users ability to select anything from it.

Often Used For

  • Hand picking
  • Carton flow
  • Pallet storage

Pros

Access to all pallets

Uses warehouse storage height

Compatible with standard forklifts

Cons

One pallet deep on density

Large amount of aisle space

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Cantilever

Description

Cantilever racking is designed to store long and bulky materials. It consists of a solid base with vertical beams that support straight arms. Cantilever racking supports longer materials that other variations of racking cannot.

Often Used For

  • Long product storage
  • Lumber
  • Pipe

Pros

Ideal for sorting non-uniform, long products such as building materials

Adjustable arms

Compatible with standard forklifts

Cons

Higher Price Point

Not ideal for pallet storage

May require a large aisle and/or special lift for longer products

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Drive In/Drive Thru

Description

Drive In racking systems possess one open side. Here, the product is loaded and unloaded. To load or unload a pallet, the lift drives in to the rack and either drops off or picks it up. The first pallet stored will be placed in the rear of the rack, and each subsequent piece will be placed one slot behind that until that row is full. Then, with only one open side, the last product loaded onto the rack is the first unloaded.

Drive Thru racking alternatively has two sides. One side of the rack is used to load materials and the other is used to unload them. Drive-Through is very similar to drive-in racking, with the exception of having this second side dedicated to unloading materials. Due to this difference, drive-through racking supports a first in, first out (FIFO) approach.

Often Used For

  • Products with quick turnaround
  • LIFO (Drive In) Processes/FIFO (Drive Thru)

Pros

High density

Lower price point

No supplementary rollers or carts needed

Cons

Pallets on lower levels must be moved to access the higher levels

Limited selectability - can lead to honeycombing issues (Vacant space as a result of removing certain items)

Not compatible with standard forklifts and lifts require a custom guard

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Push Back

Description

With push back racking, pallets sit on carts and rails. When a new pallet is stored, it pushes the previously stored pallet(s) back. Pallets can be stored 2 to 6 pallets deep. A last in, first out approach is supported with push back racking due to the earliest loaded pallets being pushed back for newer ones.

Often Used For

  • Perishables
  • Staging
  • High density storage

Pros

Higher density

Compatible with a standard forklift

Pallets will sequence forward with gravity

Cons

Some pallets will be behind others, limiting choice

Limited compatibility with expiring products

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Pallet Flow

Description

With pallet flow racking, pallets are loaded from the rear onto rollers, and then roll to the front of the rack. Pallets loaded after this follow and end up behind those loaded prior, until that row is full. Product is then unloaded from the front, supporting a first in, first out approach.

Often Used For

  • Products with quick turnaround
  • Perishables
  • Staging

Pros

Very dense

Fluid and easy flow, moving from the back to the front - Reducing forklift travel

Compatible with standard forklifts

Cons

Ability to select any item is limited

Higher price point

Must maintain quality and uniform pallets to ensure roller compatibility

Requires periodic roller maintenance

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Shelving

Overview

There are multiple types of shelving. Certain types are more compatible with products used in specific industries. Click the red links below to view a brief description of the shelving solutions we offer, and to view which industry they are often used in.

To best know which type you need, or if you have any questions, call your nearest Arnold branch or fill out a contact form (top right corner of page) to get in touch with one of our warehousing experts.

Steel Clip

Description

Steel clip shelving is metal, bolt-less shelving. The shelves are attached to posts with clips, and the shelves can be open or closed.

OFTEN USED FOR

  • Automotive equipment
  • Shelf supported mezzanine
  • Parts/bin storage

To learn more, call your nearest Arnold Machinery Material Handling branch or fill out a contact form (top right corner of page) to get in touch with one of our warehousing experts.

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Rivet Style

Description

This type of shelving is given its name because it is riveted together with shelves made of particle board or wire mesh. Rivet style shelving has light or medium capacity.

OFTEN USED FOR

  • Automotive products
  • Archive storage
  • Parts storage

To learn more, call your nearest Arnold Machinery Material Handling branch or fill out a contact form (top right corner of page) to get in touch with one of our warehousing experts.

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Modular Drawers

Description

Shelves containing drawers made of multi-compartment cabinets. The drawer’s sizing can be adjusted to fit the length of your product, although large products will not typically fit.

OFTEN USED FOR

  • Storage of small parts
  • Storage of multiple products that are different shape and/or Size
  • Compartment storage

To learn more, call your nearest Arnold Machinery Material Handling branch or fill out a contact form (top right corner of page) to get in touch with one of our warehousing experts.

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Vertical Lifts

Overview

Vertical lifts allow for heavy warehouse equipment to be moved between high and low points of your warehouse. We offer two types of vertical lifts, material lifts, and traditional scissor lifts. Material lifts can be thought of as an elevator in that it takes heavy warehouse equipment and/or lift trucks from one floor to another. Scissor lifts alternatively do not travel between floors, but instead can be used to access high points of your warehouse that would not otherwise be accessible.

To discuss which solution is best for you and your warehouse, or if you have any questions, either call your nearest Arnold branch or fill out a contact form (top right corner of page) to get in touch with one of our warehousing experts.

PFlow Material Lifts

Description

Material lifts allow multiple pallets, machinery, and other heavy warehouse products to be transported from one floor to another. It can be thought of as an elevator exclusively used for your product and warehouse equipment.

Often Used For

  • Multi-level conveyors
  • Pick stations
  • Transporting product to and from multiple floors

To learn more, call your nearest Arnold Machinery Material Handling branch or fill out a contact form (top right corner of page) to get in touch with one of our warehousing experts.

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Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are a motorized lift capable of raising heavy pieces of equipment to reach higher areas. There are multiple variations of scissor lifts, and we sell three of these variations to be able to best fit your warehousing needs.

  • Table scissor lifts
  • Dock lifts
  • Scissor lift bridges

To learn more, call your nearest Arnold Machinery Material Handling branch or fill out a contact form (top right corner of page) to get in touch with one of our warehousing experts.

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Vertical Storage

Overview

Vertical storage systems limit the amount of floor space necessary for warehouse storage by instead using available room height. The Hänel Rotomat®, and Hänel Lean-Lift® are the two vertical storage systems we offer, with each possessing a unique flow to store and unload product.

To discuss which solution is best for you and your warehouse, or if you have any questions, either call your nearest Arnold branch or fill out a contact form (top right corner of page) to get in touch with one of our warehousing experts.

Hänel Rotomat®

The principle is simple. The applications are brilliant!

The compact design of the Hänel Rotomat® enables up to 60% more storage area to be created on a minimal footprint by making use of the available room height.

The operating principle

The Hänel Rotomat® creates an enormous amount of storage space on a small footprint. It works on the Ferris wheel principle, i. e. the archives come to the operator, not the operator to the archives.

The structural design

Self-supporting steel plate casing, comparable to the cellular structure used in the aircraft industry. Lockable, smooth-action sliding doors. Environmentally friendly powder coating, as well as impact-resistant and shock-proof stove enamel finishes. There are five attractive colors to choose from. Customized finishes are possible.

The drive system

Most Hänel Rotomat® storage carousels are powered by two 400-V three-phase motors.

Pole-switching three-phase motors are used as standard, enabling gentle but powerful acceleration and braking even under different load conditions.

The intelligent Hänel control systems

Powerful Hänel microprocessor control units offer the possibility of hooking up to computers and other peripheral devices, giving you an optimal overview at all times.

The safety

Hänel ensures maximum safety by using the Hänel safety threshold switches and light-barrier curtains compliant with DIN EN 15095. The Hänel Rotomat® carousels have the German GS mark and the Swiss SUVA inspection certificate attesting to their safety.

To learn more, call your nearest Arnold Machinery Material Handling branch or fill out a contact form (top right corner of page) to get in touch with one of our warehousing experts.

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Hänel Lean-Lift®

The Hänel Lean-Lift® is the logical compliment to the time-proven Hänel Rotomat® principle. The automated ‘high-bay warehouse in a cabinet’.

The Hänel Lean-Lift® is both storage rationalization and goods protection in one: At the center of this closed system is a computer-controlled positioning lift – the ‘extractor’.

In front of it and behind it are the storage shelves. This is where the articles are stored in containers in height optimized positions. The storage locations are accessed automatically under electronic control by means of the extractor, which stores or retrieves the requested container. The goods are then delivered to the retrieval area at the correct ergonomic height.

This ingenious principle finds applications in a wide variety of industries. Used in the medical technology and electrical engineer­ing sectors (for which ESD versions are possible) and also in the automotive, aircraft and pharmaceutical industries or in mechanical engineering, the mail-order and wholesale trades – the Lean-Lift® is the ideal buffer, dispatch, production or tool store, to name but a few sectors that demonstrate its versatility.

To learn more, call your nearest Arnold Machinery Material Handling branch or fill out a contact form (top right corner of page) to get in touch with one of our warehousing experts.

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