The Benefits of Automated Pallet Systems: Mobile Racking and Deep Lane Pallet Storage


Need more space in your facility? There are many benefits of automated racking systems. Mobile racking and deep lane pallet storage are two ways you can obtain the space you need.

Mobile racking storage systems allow you to maximize your storage space through innovative rail construction.

Automated deep lane pallet storage systems provide efficient high-density storage by letting you store more items or inventory in a smaller area.

Mobile Racking Systems

Movable racking systems feature rails with high-strength steel with high inherent stiffness – as well as extremely large brackets, an electric drive, light barriers and distance sensors. An intelligent system control enhances performance.

An integrated, fully automated mobile racking system maximizes storage capacity and provides an array of benefits, including:

  • Increased floor-space utilization
  • Direct access to each pallet
  • Reduced staff costs
  • Increased handling capacity
  • Optimized logistics
  • Enhanced efficiency

Automated Deep Lane Pallet Storage

Automated deep lane pallet storage provides increased capacity through an electric-powered trolley running on rails below the pallets. A docking station and a shuttle vehicle (orbiter) combine to create a single unit that can move as needed throughout a facility. Because of its implementation of radio frequency control, it is dramatically more efficient and cost-effective than traditional racking systems, and works in either a first-in-last-out (FILO) or first-in-first-out (FIFO) environment.

A forklift picks up the docking station and shuttle vehicle, and then begins putting inbound pallets on the orbiter. When the forklift advances to the next pallet to be stored, the shuttle (at the same time) moves the pallet safely and efficiently to its proper rack location. An operator gives all storage-specific instructions commands to the shuttle through a wireless remote control unit.

Benefits of these unique movable racking systems include that the lifting mechanism doesn’t require hydraulics; the docking station prevents shuttle vehicle damage, so it avoids costly repairs and downtime; and intelligent intentional redundancy of key components provides optimized operational safety.

Get the Answers You Need Easily

If you want to learn more about how mobile racking systems or automated deep lane pallet storage can help you optimize the available storage space in your facility, contact the high-density storage experts at Outsource Equipment Company today by calling 866-971-1032 or 407-695-5545 today.