Design Requirements for Drive-in Racks

  • Requirements for the goods
drive through racking
drive through racking


The goods are generally stored on pallets, and the pallets are then stored on the shelves by forklifts;

The product requirements of the goods are relatively simple, and the first-in, last-out;

The goods should not be too heavy. Generally, the goods stored on a pallet should not exceed 1500kg / pallet, and the height should not exceed 2 meters.

  • The¬†Pallets

The goods of the drive-in rack are generally placed on the pallet, so the size parameters of the pallet play a decisive role in the length and depth of the rack, and the height of the pallet together with the goods plays a decisive role in the height of the rack. The pallet is mainly made of wood. There are three types of pallets, plastic pallets and steel pallets.

  • Cargo size requirements

When designing a drive-in rack, it is necessary to understand the dimensions of the goods in three aspects, including the weight of the goods, the size of the goods, the length, width and height of the goods and the fork direction of the pallet.

  • Equipment requirements

The best access equipment for drive-in racks are: reach forklifts, counterweight forklifts and stackers.

  • Ground requirements
  • Column requirements
  • Channel requirements


The channel of the drive-in rack is mainly determined by the forklift. If it is a reach-type forklift, the rack channel can reach 3 meters, but if it is a counterweight, it should be at least 3.5 meters.

  • Fire protection requirements


In order to reduce potential safety hazards, fire exits will be reserved when any warehouse is designed, while drive-in shelves are generally designed to be within 1m*2m, and goods cannot be stored.

  • Safety requirements


The final consideration in the design of drive-in shelves is the safety factor. A good shelf must be designed under the premise of ensuring safety!

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