If you have a small warehouse or not a lot of available space, there is still a pallet rack system for you! These are the best pallet racking solutions for small spaces. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages that should be considered when looking for the perfect pallet racking system. Whether you have low-ceilings or tight aisles, we can help you find the best solution for your inventory.

Drive-In Pallet Racking

Drive-in pallet racks allow for smaller aisles, maximizing your horizontal space. It completely removes aisles in between racks. Forklifts enter the specialized aisles to place or remove inventory as needed. Typically, pallets are stored 4 to 6 deep, but some systems can increase this number as needed. Drive-in pallet racking works best for homogenous inventory with low turnover that doesn’t spoil. Examples of inventory drive-in racking works for are cold storage and bulk storage.

Pros: maximizes horizontal storage space

Cons: best for last-in-first-out inventories

Pallet Flow Racking

Pallet flow racking

Pallet flow racking works by utilizing gravity. The racks are tilted at a slight decline. Pallets are fed through the back and slide to the bottom. They are then removed from the bottom, and the pallet behind rolls down to the front. This system is best for high-volume storage with high stock rotation.

Pros: utilizes a first-in-first-out system, reduces aisle space, increases storage depth

Cons: potentially higher costs

Cantilever Pallet Racking

Have a lot of long, bulky, or irregularly shaped inventory that you don’t have a lot of space to store? Cantilever racking was built to handle this kind of inventory. Whether it’s pipes, furniture, or lumber, cantilever racking will optimize its storage for space and efficiency. Items are stored horizontally across the arms of the racking using forklifts. The arms are customizable in height to fit your inventory requirements.

Pros: efficient use of vertical and horizontal space, can store long and bulky items

Cons: cannot store small items, potentially higher costs

Warehouse Storage Solutions

No matter the available space and type of inventory you have, there is a warehouse storage solution for you. By utilizing your horizontal and vertical space, your inventory can be stored safely and efficiently. U.S. Storage can guide you on finding the best pallet racking option for you, taking your space, inventory, and budget into account. Contact us today to see how we can assist you!