Warehouse Pallet Racking: Key Things to Consider

01. 17, 2022

If your business needs an efficient storage system, you may need to upgrade your warehouse pallet racking. An efficient storage system can make a world of difference for businesses that use a lot of storage space.

With an efficiently designed warehouse pallet racking system, you can use vertical storage to maximize your space, your employees can move around your warehouse more easily, and you will have fewer security issues throughout the workday. There are many different types of pallet racking to choose from, each of which can bring many benefits to your warehouse. With MAXRAC, you can get a custom-designed warehouse pallet racking system that will fully benefit your company and save you money on the front end.

Types of options

Warehouse pallet racking can range in height from 4 feet to 40 feet, and racking capacity can be as high as 20,000 pounds. There are many types of options to choose from, and many can be integrated with each other to create the best system for your needs. Types of warehouse pallet racking options include:

Selective pallet racking

These pallet racking systems are best suited for companies with a wide variety of products and a low turnover rate for each product.

Push-back pallet racking

These are best suited for warehouses with multiple pallets per product and can hold 2 to 6 pallets per aisle.

Pallet flow racking

Also known as gravity flow racking, uses a loading side and an unloading side where the system moves products by gravity. It is best suited for FIFO (First In First Out) systems.

Drive-In and Drive-In Racking

These types of racks allow forklifts to load/unload from either or both sides of the rack. Drive-in racking systems have only one entry point and can be accessed from either lane.

Warehouse Pallet Racking: Key Things to Consider

Carton Flow/Carton Picking

This system increases product flow and uses gravity to feed the front of the rack. Tilting shelves consist of rollers or wheels that seamlessly use the FIFO method for product storage.

Cantilever Racking

If your business has odd-shaped or large items, cantilever pallet racking systems allow for easy flexibility with adjustable arms. They are a series of columns that can store multiple sizes, shapes and weights in one.

Rack Support Structures

These built-in structures can both store your goods and support your building. They are planned during new construction, saving your business time and money.

Picking Module Systems

These are efficient, high-capacity case picking systems that can include small parts distribution. Custom-designed systems take care of storage, product handling and shipping.

Used Pallet Racking

Used pallet racking systems are a great budget friendly option for many different applications.

Safety and accessories

Every pallet racking system should be well maintained and include the proper safety accessories. During regular maintenance, parts may need to be replaced to prevent accidents from occurring.

Warehouse Pallet Racking: Key Things to Consider


Whether you know the right system for your needs or are unsure of how to create the best system for your application, MAXRAC's knowledgeable staff can help you.

Popular pallet racking applications include:

Dry storage


External shelving

Manufacturing and distribution

Food processing

Construction Materials





and more

Not sure which pallet racking system type is best for your application? Warehouse Pallet Racking Specialists can help you choose the right type for your application and needs to optimize your storage and improve your business operations.

Pallet racking systems are custom designed to meet your individual storage needs and are available in a variety of types for your application. You can also use multiple systems together.

Pallet racking systems allow you to utilize vertical space in your warehouse and free up floor space, allowing your workers to move around more comfortably. Your warehouse can operate more optimally with storage systems that are more productive, work smarter, and are more profitable.

MAXRAC's pallet racking experts are standing by, ready to help you with your pallet racking needs. Please feel free to contact us.

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