Pushback Racking Overview

Pushback pallet rack is a type of high-density storage system used in warehouses and distribution centers. It allows for the storage of multiple pallets in depth, utilizing the principle of "last in, first out" (LIFO) inventory rotation. This method of storage offers several advantages, including increased storage density, efficient use of warehouse space, and streamlined inventory rotation. It is particularly beneficial for applications where multiple pallets of the same product are stored and where stock rotation is not strictly based on the "first in, first out"(FIFO) principle. Pushback rack is used in warehouses and distribution centers where high-density storage and efficient inventory rotation are essential. It is often found in food and beverage distribution where single SKU/Multiple pallet storage is common.

Benefits & Features

  • Rails
    Pushback rack consists of inclined rails set at a slight angle within each storage lane. These rails are mounted on frames and are designed to hold multiple pallets.
  • Carts or Carriages
    Each lane of the pushback rack is equipped with a series of carts or carriages that roll on the inclined rails. These carts are connected and move in unison along the depth of the rack.
  • Pallet Placement
    Pallets are loaded onto the carts at the front of the rack, typically using a forklift. As new pallets are added, they push the previously loaded pallets back along the inclined rails.
  • Gravity-Assisted Movement
    The inclined rails and the force of gravity facilitate the movement of the pallets along the depth of the rack. When a pallet is unloaded from the front of the rack, the remaining pallets roll forward automatically.
  • Dynamic Storage
    Pushback rack provides dynamic storage, where each pallet is stored and retrieved from the front of the rack. This eliminates the need for aisles within the rack system, maximizing storage capacity and allowing for high-density storage.
  • Selective Access
    Although pushback rack operates on the LIFO principle, it still provides selective access to each pallet within a given lane. The front pallet can be easily accessed and retrieved, while the other pallets in the lane remain behind.

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