What are Automated Racking Systems?

Automated rack systems utilize computer systems optimize maximum storage area, and to serialize stacking and unstacking. This can be used in almost all branches of industry. These types of systems make all processes in storage more efficient and eliminates the risk of under-filling or over-filling storage areas. Automated racking systems designed for large volumes utilize Unit Load system, which is aided by wooden, plastic, metal or caged pallets to be moved with ease.  


An automated racking system designed for small volumes utilize Mini Load systems, in which plastic or cardboard boxes, planks and sheets help with the organization of the loads. In loading and unloading stages of both systems, conveyors, cranes, automated stacking machines are often used in harmony.  

What Are the Advantages of Automated Racking Systems?  

The advantages of automated racking systems are as follows:  

  • When compared to traditional systems, drive-in / drive-through takes the lead. 
  • Save operators 50% of time efficiency.  
  • Utilizes the storage capacity to the maximum limits. 
  • Checks the movement of pallets in the storage area.  
  • Decreases the risk of operator error. 
  • Decreases the range of maneuver of the forklift. 
  • Provides the option to fully automate operations without operators.  
  • Can obtains the commands from the warehouse management system (WMS). 
  • Once the shuttle is set up, it can freely and automatically move as designed.  
  • Can function in Cold Storage rooms, down to -30 Celcius.  


What Are Different Types of Racking Systems? 


There are various different models of racking systems, such as;  

Archive Areas: 
Archive racks are most economically viable models containing nuts and bolts. These systems have the same perception of steel racks and the difference is determined by the measurements, dimensions and thickness of the surface plank. The measurements should be designed specifically for archive folders and books.  

All-round Racks: 
Steel racking systems are suitable models for use in all areas. The fact that it is portable, economical and strong as a storage system makes it so it is the most popular option out there. It can be very easily dismantled, can add new shelves/beams or remove as you desire to your needs. 

Light Mini Racking Systems:
Mini racks are often used in areas where loading it operated by hand. It can be designed specific to the customer’s needs and measurements. It is a system were pieces simply fit together and harmonize without the need of nuts and bolts. Despite this, load capacity per unit is still around 200-300kg. Several changes can be made to increase load capacity, or decrease cost by reducing the load capacity.  

Cloth Stacking Systems: 
In terms of looks, these can resemble mini racks. The depths of the shelves are designed specifically for the storage owners depending on the product they would like to store. These systems can be further personalized by adding various other materials such as crossbeams for organizations, etc.  

What Are the Advantages of Racking Systems?  

Racking system’s inherent value comes from the fact that it can be utilized in every industry available. Specifically, the automated racking systems provide the most improvements to warehouses or storage areas. In general terms, several benefits or racking systems are: 

  • Orderly management of storage and archive areas. 
  • Ease of tracking in stocking area. 
  • Protecting documents and archives from factors such as humidity, water damage. 
  • Provides efficiency in warehouses and a less cluttered storage area.