Double-deep saves cash
06 March 2014
For the majority of warehousing facilities, capacity is a major issue. Space is at a premium and wasted space costs money, says Atlet.
There are many methods of storing pallets and products in a warehouse, all with different virtues depending on the products being stored and the company’s operational requirements. There is, however, one storage system that combines extremely efficient space utilisation with excellent pallet availability, while using cost-effective and flexible handling equipment.
Double-deep storage uses up to 30% less space than conventional storage systems by allowing pallets to be stored four deep between each pair of aisles, essentially removing one aisle for every four runs of racking. It is suited for storage spaces where stock moves quickly and making the most of the space available is more important than 100% pallet selectivity.
To operate a Double-deep system requires a purpose-built telescopic forklift truck. The UMS-TF UHD-TF UHX-TF ATF & XTF range of Atlet reach trucks gives the additional benefit of increased height, load capacity and technology, allowing them to function in a smaller operating space.
Optimising storage space using Double-Deep racking, or other racking options, helps to save money by making better use of the area available, avoiding having to extend warehouses, moving to bigger premises or having off-site storage.