Drive-in racks are projected for the storage of bulk stock with batches of one product. The storage area is fully used in order to achieve a high fill rate (which is suitable for cold storage warehouses).
NEDCON’s trustworthy and compact constructions are created to bear heavy loads
An extra strong profile suitable for heavy loads is used
The supportive construction is optimised according to loading units
Ideal for block stacking of goods
Drive-in racks are used when block stacking is not possible due to fragile goods. Large quantities of similar products are compactly stored in drive-in racks, using minimal storage space and utilising the LI-FO principle (last in – first out).
When using column profiles wider than 140 mm, it is possible to build a very high shelving construction that does not deform because vertical profiles are not as flexible. The height of beams can be adjusted in 25 mm intervals. By using vertical fastening plates it is possible to level guide rails accurately.
The vertical profiles of drive-in racks are connected to each other longitudinally by the upper beam alone, which means that the frames could flex into the aisles between racks. When a pallet is placed in a shelf against a guide rail then the pallet’s bearing surface in the opposite side (c) must be sufficiently broad. Also, sufficient vertical clearance (a) and the space for placing goods on the sides (b) must be taken into account, especially for oversized goods that exceed pallet dimensions (NEN 5051).
From the viewpoint of occupational safety and the life expectancy of the construction it is important to protect the racks from forklift collision. If the warehouse is constantly exploited, it is difficult and expensive to carry out repairs.
The main protection methods:
• Floor-mounted guide racks for pallets and forklifts.
• Pallet deflectors at the ends of guide rails.
• Vertical profile shields that deflect hits.