Drive-in racking can achieve a much higher storage density than an aisle racking system. However, it is not suitable for facilities which store many varieties of products as only the exterior of the racking is accessible for unloading. It is not very suitable for the storage of perishables either, as it operates on a ‘first in last out’ system.
This setup is excellent for when large quantities of the same product need to be stored as, by reducing the need for alternating aisles, this storage setup can offer 90% more storage space. This makes it ideal for seasonal goods or cold storage and removes the need for specialist VNA equipment.
This type of racking can be up to 12m tall and pallets are supported by cantilever brackets attached to the frame.
Often, drive-in pallet racking is built with some sort of MHE guidance system to reduce steering error, which is important because the routes that the MHE has to take through the racking are narrow.