Drive-in rack and drive-through rack both provide high-density pallet storage with fewer aisles. Comprised primarily of vertical upright frames, horizontal support arms, and horizontal load rails—both are typically used for one-wide by multiple-depth storage.
In a drive-in configuration, all loading and unloading are done from the same aisle. Conversely, drive-through rack is open at both ends of a bay, enabling material handling equipment to enter and exit from either end. However, because material handling equipment operators load and unload pallets of products inside both of these racking structures, the risk of an unsafe situation caused by an impact to the rack structure is higher than other types of storage rack.
Here are three best practices to maintain the integrity of both drive-in and drive-through racking systems and ensure operator safety: