Pushback racking is a type of pallet storage system that allows 2 – 6 pallets deep to be stored on both sides of an aisle, providing high storage density than other pallet rack systems. A pushback rack system is a LIFO system normally composed of an inclined rail section that extends the full depth of the storage lane. The 3 main pushback advantages include higher density storage, faster operation and higher selectivity.
High Density Storage
Pushback racking ranges from 2 deep to 6 deep pallet positions that allow pallets to be stored on both sides of an aisle, providing higher density storage than other pallet racking solutions. A warehouse operation can gain up to 25% – 55% more storage space without moving to a larger warehouse by implementing pushback pallet racking positions. Lower profile construction pushback racking can add even more storage density to a warehouse by adding pallet positions vertically depending on vertical clearance.
The elimination of aisles and the ergonomics of a pushback pallet racking system increases productivity and speed in a warehouse. The fork truck driver lifts the pallet off, reverses slowly and the next pallet comes forward, using gravity, and into the front position. This process can be repeated up to 6 pallets deep and eliminates the need for forklift aisles while limiting forklift traffic. Direct access to pallet positions increases operation efficiency in a LIFO (Last-In-First-Out) storage application.
Pushback pallet racking delivers the highest combination of storage density and selectivity. This type of racking delivers the opportunity to store pallets on both sides of an aisle without decreasing direct access to pallet positions. Pushback utilizes LIFO inventory flow so SKU types and inventory diversity should be a consideration when implementing pushback solutions into a warehouse. This warehouse pallet racking solution provides high density and selectivity and can be configured and customized to specific warehouse throughput requirements, available warehouse space and storage density needs.