The rack storage system can be mounted on a metal frame, with small rollers establishing the inclined plane so that the loads can slide through gravity. The rack is generally applied in the flow-rack system, ideal for storage, with picking boxes containing products for order picking. The rack storage system applies the FIFO selective system, that is, First-in, First-out, where the first incoming product is the first product that comes out in the incline tray.
In the rack storage system boxes are used which together with the continuous conveyor lines allow the storage of products that will be packaged and then shipped. The cartons are sequenced on one side and withdrawn on the other side, where they are then emptied so that the products are packed in the conveyor lines.
In the design ofstorage units Columbia, it is necessary to dimension the accessories, ensuring greater fluidity in the goods and providing greater productivity for the system operators, such as:
- Dimensions of the box, with the front, depth and height measurements
- Number of plans per module;
- Number of boxes per plan;
- The load for each box, in kgf;
- Number of boxes to be stored.
Rack storage system, taking advantage of available height
The storage units Columbia also allows the best use of the height available in the storeroom, since they can be stacked and transported without any difficulty and without transferring the total weight for the goods, since everything must be done by lifting and transport systems.
The rack storage system holds different types, each suitable for a type of product that needs to be stored. It is a system widely used in food and dairy industries, because of its practicality.
Other types of industry have been able to adapt the storage system, serving today the industry of diverse segments, maintaining better organization of the warehouse and warehouses and also improving the facilities of the company, in general.
With this evolution, the rack manufacturers have also tailored their products, offering racks in different types of material and models. Since they have higher density, the structures allow better handling, more easily and help in the transportation of the materials, generating increase of productivity.
By establishing the rack storage system it is also possible to generate more efficiency in distribution systems, which can save on route planning, making work ergonomically healthier for workers.
Rack storage system: main types used
Here are some of the major types and models used by companies in the rack storage system:
Tainer Rack Storage System: The tainer rack type is monobloc and self-stackable, with one rack nesting inside the other. The system features large loading and stacking capacity, which has the advantage of eliminating runners. It is ideal for those who work in the palletized storage system and very applied in the market for transport of already packaged foods, such as food products.
Wire rack type storage system: this model is completely collapsible, not requiring the use of tools for assembly and disassembly, and can also be stacked and used for the transportation of products in bulk. Some models have hinged doors, making it possible to handle the products in lower racks without having to move the upper ones.
Tubular column-type rack storage system: this model is detachable and self-loading, easy to assemble, also without the use of tools. The tubular column type is applied at the outputs of the production line by the industries for transportation to the storage and shipping area.
A detachable-type rack storage system: a self-loading, sturdy model ideal for blocking, optimizing spaces to ensure more storage, since it is vertical storage.