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Drive-In rack storage system

THE structural design team at Dematic has created a new Drive-In rack system. According to Dematic, the new Drive-In system is the lowest cost solution for high density storage on the market.

Structural design team members, Dr Murray Clarke (left) and Dr Paul Berry with the new Drive In rack system.

The new design has been optimised by using stronger and bigger components, but less of them.

Drive In pallet racking is a low cost and form of high density pallet storage. While providing excellent storage capacity, it does restrict access, with the first pallet in, being the last pallet out.

Drive In racking is suitable for many industry sectors including general manufacturing, food manufacturing, and the cold storage industry.

The new system includes innovative, one piece, formed cantilever brackets that wrap securely around the upright ensuring negligible rotation under load.

The Protect-a-Rack wraps around the base of the upright with the angled profile deflecting impacts and the streamlined design maximising clear bay entry.

Heavy duty bracing connects symmetrically to the upright which increases the strength and load-carrying capacity whilst reducing the amount of bracing needed.

A backstop is positioned at the end of the pallet runner to prevent pallets being pushed too far into the depth of the rack, eliminating potential damage to spine bracing and further increasing safety.

Heavy duty, purpose designed floor channels help guide the forklift ensuring quick and easy alignment, safer handling and greater protection of the rack.

An additional tool developed by the Dematic team is the sophisticated design software program “Rackman”, short for Rack Manager.

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