Steel King Industries: Drive-In Rack Systems

Aim to allow users to store up to 75% more pallets than selective racking, with forklifts driving directly into the rack.

Steel King Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of material handling products and systems for improving operational efficiency, announces the availability of its Drive-In Rack Systems. Drive-In and Drive-Through Racking deliver cost-effective storage in high-density storage applications.

Designed to require fewer aisles and provide better cube utilization than selective racks, drive-in and drive-thru racking allows users to store up to 75% more pallets than with selective racking. Forklifts drive directly into the rack, allowing storage of two or more pallets deep. Flared drive-in support rails help forklift drivers enter the pallet rack by guiding the pallet into the bay. A Drive-In pallet rack system uses the same entry and exit point for each storage bay, providing last-in, first-out (LIFO) access. A Drive-Thru pallet rack system is loaded on one side and unloaded from the other for first-in, first-out flow (FIFO).

Because they are often used in high turnover areas and operated in close proximity to forklift traffic, drive-in and drive-thru racks are subject to greater wear and tear than other rack structures. Steel King’s drive-in rack system is engineered and manufactured to better stand up to this wear.

Steel King’s drive-in racking features unlimited storage depth and is suited for high-traffic and cooler/freezer installations. The company also offers an optional offset leg design for easier handling of pallets. The welded frame construction delivers high rigidity and strength, while other optional features, like protective railings and seismic-safe designs, deliver greater safety and stability in demanding applications.


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