With drive-in racking, pallets are placed so they can slide backwards on a rail, thus storing them more deeply and creating more space in the warehouse. Drive-In Racking involves the forklift entering the racking from one side to load or retrieve the pallets which are stored more deeply.
Drive in rack types:
1.Single entry rack
Involve racks that have forklift access to one side only.
2.Double entry racks
Involve racks where forklifts can access both sides of the racking structure. A row of the racks at the centre of this structure is held in place by a large beam.
When should you use Drive-In Racking?
1)If you have products that need cold/freezer type storage.
2)If you have large amounts of similar products and a limited space then drive-in racking is probably your best option when it comes to storage.
3)If you have fragile product loads which cannot be stored in block stacks.