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Pallet racking is a storage system that allows items to be stored on pallets in horizontal rows, one or more pallets deep, and multiple levels high. Pallet racking is made of galvanised steel vertical frames and horizontal beams which clip or bolt together to form many rows and levels. The frames sit in base plates which are bolted to the floor.
The pallets are accessed by forklift trucks, either manual or automated, as well as automated conveyors and lifters.
Pallet racks are the fundamental storage method for both small and large warehouses and distribution facilities. Pallet racking is also used for short and long-span shelving for storing smaller items such as cartons and small containers which can be accessed manually or with an automated picking system. Pallet racks are very strong and can support several thousand kgs depending on the size of the beams and frames.
Premier is a GOLD Authorised Distributor for SSI SCHAEFER, the world's leading provider of solutions for logistics systems and products. We specialise in Schaefer new racking and can obtain the other major brands when required.
Premier Racking can offer both new and used Schaefer I600 selective pallet racking as it is the leading global brand with significant economies of scale, being the largest manufacturer of racking on the globe with annual sales of over $US3 billion and 10,000+ employees worldwide. By using Schaefer racking we can offer our clients the best of breed in pallet racking design
Schaefer's design program has been independently certified to ensure our designs meet all local and international standards. By using Finite Element Analysis, Schaefer can calculate frame and beam impact and deflection from pre-engineered designs. You can rest assured that all systems we design are fit for purpose and meet all relevant standards.
All bay and beam loadings incorporate a safety factor of 1.65 on the minimum yield strength properties of the steel in accordance with Australian Standard AS4084:2012.
Beam deflection will be limited to a safe limit of span/180.
Selective pallet racking is one pallet deep giving access to all the stored goods. The racks are set up back-to-back with aisles in between which are wide enough for a forklift vehicle. If space availability is not an issue, then it is often useful to have the aisles wide enough so that forklifts can pass each other.
Static selective pallet racking with no automation is often the most popular for storage. Maintenance costs are low due to no automation. All the stored goods can be easily accessed which is suitable for mixed goods storage.
Premier Pallet Racking are experts in the installation of large warehouses of selective pallet racking, as well as sales of pallet racking beams and frames.
Double deep pallet racking uses double rows of selective pallet racking back-to-back so that the pallets are two-deep.
Double deep racking has a denser utilisation of space as compared to one-deep selective pallet racking. Access to the pallets in double-deep racking requires a forklift with a deeper reach and might also require extra counterbalancing of the forklift depending on the weight of the goods being carried.
This type of racking is more suited when the deeper pallet doesn't need to be frequently accessed.
Premier Pallet Racking can advise on the benefits or alternatives to a mobile warehouse racking solution.
Mobile racking bays sit on motorised bases which run on tracks embedded into the floor. The pallet racking bays can be pushed close together to save space. To access the goods, the racks are moved apart to open up one bay to allow a forklift to enter and retrieve the goods.
Premier Pallet Racking can provide advice on the comparison of fixed pallet racking solutions vs channel storage pallet racking systems.
The Schaefer Channel Storage pallet racking systems are accessed using the Schaefer Orbiter which carries the pallets down the channel for first-in-first-out (FIFO) or first-in-last out (FILO) configuration.
Channel storage systems can make significantly higher use of the available space when compared with static pallet racks, dynamic flow pallet racks, automated mini-load systems or high bay warehouses. Channel storage systems can be a useful solution when the storage space needs to be minimised.
The channel storage technology is ideal for a small range of items with large volumes such as in the beverage or food industry. This system is also a good choice in environments involving energy-intensive temperature control.
The SSI Schaefer Orbiter provides automated transport of pallets along channel storage racks.
The Orbiter is a battery powered flat carrier that carries the pallets along channel storage racks. The Orbiter sits in a docking station which is lowered into the end of the channel by a forklift. An operator uses a remote control to activate the Orbiter which carries new pallets into the channel, or retrieves stored pallets from the channel.
The Orbiter can be used in channel storage pallet racking for first-in-first-out (FIFO) or first-in-last out (FILO) configuration.
Contact Premier Pallet Racking for advice and a solution for gravity-flow pallet racking and push-back pallet racking.
Gravity flow / dynamic flow pallet racks work via gravity alone and do not require any electrical components.
The Schaefer FIFO/LIFO dynamic flow pallet racks can also be easily integrated into automated warehouses.
First-in-first-out (FIFO) is an effective solution for storing goods with an expiry date or have batches and product series. The first pallets stored are the first ones to be removed (FIFO). The FIFO dynamic flow pallet racks are also used in buffer warehouses for incoming goods and shipping.
The last-in-first-out (LIFO) is a push-back pallet racking principle where the first pallets stored are pushed uphill to the end of the rack and are the last ones to be removed.
Carton live storage is constructed by using sloping shelves in the bottom rows of a pallet racking structure. The stock items are placed in containers and gravity fed down the shelves. The orders are picked from the front of the shelves and new stock is loaded into the back of the shelves.
Stock can be rotated more easily with first-in first-out sequencing depending on how the stock is loaded into the back of the picking bays.
Carton live storage is better suited for picking lots of small orders, rather than whole pallets.
Carton flow improves efficiency by bringing the items to the picker. It separates the picking and stock replenishing giving improved traffic flow in the warehouse.
High Bay warehouse pallet racking can consist of static racking with separate forklift trucks, or use integrated automation. Premier can discuss various solutions for your pallet racking requirements and can recommend static high bay pallet racking typically around 10m and the appropriate warehouse automation for high bay pallet racking above 10m.
The Schaefer High Bay warehouse pallet racking solutions feature a large spectrum of possible configurations. High bay warehouses provide optimum space utilisation, faster and more direct access and secure storage up to 40 m high.
Some of the many features of the Schaefer High Bay Warehouse Racking systems are the unique configurations, suitable for demanding conditions such as deep freeze. The compact design gives outstanding space savings and a short installation time.
Very Narrow Aisles are typically 1.5 to 2 metres wide when manual forklift trucks are used. However, having a slightly wider aisle can often provide higher productivity by giving forklift operators more room to manoeveur.
Very narrow aisles are also used for automated systems such as the SSI Schaefer Exyz Storage and Retrieval machine. Very Narrow Aisle warehouses can potentially utilise up to 45% more of the floor space.
Forklift VNA guidance and braking systems are required so that forklift trucks do not bump into the racking beams or frames.
Talk to Premier about the merits and productivity of narrow vs wide aisles, rack height, and the different forklift trucks required.
Lift & Run pallet racking systems are typically utilised for storing and retrieving pallets up to a height of 8 meters and can serve two to four rack levels per aisle.
The Schaefer Lift and Run, in contrast to conventional storage-retrieval machines, runs on two rails and does not require an upper guide rail. Using multiple devices one above the other easily enables the creation of high bay warehouses with a height of up to 45 meters. The pallets are supplied and removed via vertical lifts.
Premier Pallet Racking can discuss your requirements and provide comparisons with a static pallet racking solutions. We can recommend the appropriate warehouse racking automation experts.
The designation "Exyz" describes the three axes of movement of the pallet racking storage-retrieval machine. The "E" stands for efficiency in energy consumption and performance across all three-dimensional axes "x", "y", and "z" on which the storage-retrieval machines work.
Some features of the SSI Schaefer Exyz Storage Retrieval
The Schaefer pallet racking systems are designed for use as drive-in pallet racking and drive-through pallet racking. This versality is especially useful when storing a range of different articles in very large quantities. The drive-in / drive-through pallet racking system provides a maximum storage capacity in a minimum spatial volume.
Drive-in pallet racking and drive-through pallet racking are loaded and unloaded using conventional forklift trucks that drive into the pallet racking channels. The drive-in pallet racking and drive-through pallet racking is an integral part of modern warehouse logistics, typically in transhipment warehouses.
Premier Pallet Racking offers the Schaefer pallet racking systems. Longitudinal and lateral transverse racks, racks for single or double-deep storage along with narrow-aisle or broad-aisle storage. The pallet racking systems are available with an extensive range of accessories such as grates, collision protection, rear cladding, or support beams.
Premier Pallet Racking specialise in new and used pallet racking; design, quote, supply, installation, certification, safety audits, repairs, relocation, make-good, racking value assessments and buybacks. We design pallet racking solutions and integrate the racking layout/elevations with the warehouse building structures, staging area and egress requirements.
Our staff has unparalleled experience in multi-million-dollar projects within Australia and New Zealand.
Most of our work comes through referrals and this because we strive to provide the best components.
We keep large quantities of new and used stock so you can receive racking solutions as soon as possible.
Premier Pallet Racking: 1A 62-66 Newton Rd Wetherill Park, Sydney Australia 2164