Commonly known as adjustable pallet racking, this is the perhaps the most popular and economical form of pallet racking providing safe 100% selective storage up to 14m in height, fully utilized valuable air space.

Interlock Pallet Racking can be designed to meet virtually any pallet size or weight and can be used in conjunction with all types of lift trucks. A wide range of accessories is available to accommodate non-standard loads.

Advantages of Selective Pallet Racking:

  • Good stock rotation
  • Good order picking; 100% selectivity
  • Good product protection
  • Low floor area utilization – 30% net pallet area usage of overall warehouse area
  • Limited pallet redundancy as the system can run at 95% capacity, with a competent Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Interlock Pallet racking systems are designed to meet the new generation of warehouses, designed around the operating tolerances of VNA equipment with aisles marginally wider than the load. Such structures must have a high level of rigidity & accurate manufacturing tolerance. Interlock is designed to meet these requirements.

An increasingly wide range of equipment is now being marketed. The final choice depends on a number of factors - size of installation, throughput, order picking requirements, size & weight of loads, capital available etc.

High-Bay Storage Advantages:

  • Good stock rotation
  • Good order picking; 100% selectivity
  • Fast picking rate
  • 50% net pallet area usage of overall warehouse area
  • Limited pallet redundancy as system can run at 95%+ capacity
  • Uses guide rails or wire guidance for fast movement in aisle

Drive-In Pallet Racking provide maximum storage capacity using the minimum amount of space. It is particularly suited to store very large quantities of homogeneous products.

Drive-In or Double Access Systems consist of continuous lanes of racking with only a single load and retrieval aisle. Loading and unloading is undertaken by means of counter balance or reach trucks that drive down each lane into the racks.

Drive-In Pallet Racking Advantages:

  • Operates on the basis of First-In Last-Out (FILO)
  • Store very large quantities of homogeneous products
  • Good product protection
  • 60% net pallet area usage of overall warehouse area
  • Pallet redundancy can run as high as 30% if a wide range of different products are stored

A derivative to the Selective Pallet racking, the Double Deep system requires the use of a specialist reach truck or an attachment fitted to reach truck. Whilst achieving increases in capacity of up to 30 % above the former, only 50 % of the pallets are immediately accessible.

This system however provides an excellent method of increasing warehouse capacity or when alternative systems such as the Drive-In which requires high numbers of homogenous pallet types, are not possible.

Double Deep Pallet Racking Advantages:

  • Achieving increases in capacity of up to 30% more than Selective pallet racking
  • Lower cost alternative against Drive-In Racking, while increasing capacity by up to 30%
  • Redundancy rates can run between 10-20% dependent on the quality of the Warehouse Management System (WMS) program

Working on the principles of “parts to the picker”, the Live Storage system provides excellent volume utilization on First-in First-Out (FIFO) principle.

Speed reduction units control the speed of pallets, and prevent line build up and pressure, automatic offload separation gates and entry guides ensure ease of operation. As each lane can be used to store different commodities, more picking faces are available than with Drive-In.

Advantages at a glance:

  • FIFO principle
  • Saves up to 60% space in comparison to conventional pallet racks
  • Increases productivity by separating feeding and order picking
  • Solution for non-stackable pallets
  • Suitable as buffer storage

Mobile Pallet Racking can increase storage capacity by over 100% over the conventional static racks without loss of selectivity. The Mobile Pallet Racking system comprises of individual racks mounted on mobile bases. These bases are power driven, and can be controlled using hand held remote controls.

Using low maintenance electric motors, the mobile bases run on the rails accurately in laid into the floor. These bases are capable of supporting rack lengths in excess of 45 m & weights up to 500 tons.

A new standards regarding mobile racking systems for heavy palletized loads or cantilever loads:

  • Modular construction
  • 100% availability of all pallet locations
  • PLC operated bases using hand held remote control ensures an efficient operation
  • Reduced operating and property costs thanks to excellent space utilization of the system

High density storage with channels in excess of 20 pallets in depth can be provided using the SSI SCHAEFER Orbiter System. Designed to meet all European Safety Standards the system increases capacity more than traditional Drive In Storage System, using an electrical driven trolley which runs on rails below the pallets.

The SSI SCHAEFER Orbiter System offers high density, in a safe environment. It can be operated in either FILO (First In Last Out) or FIFO (First In First Out) modes. By using Radio Frequency controlled orbiters, it provides a far more efficient and cost effective solution over traditional racking systems.


Fully automated warehouse and materials management system allows for accurate and timely inventory information. It integrates the processes relating to receiving & stocking in. The pallet storage system is based on the transfer of pallets via pallet conveyors and transfer carriages to the pallet racking serviced by Storage and Retrieval Machines.

The pallet racking storage system is designed specifically for use with automated storage systems serviced by SR machine. The racks are installed to the stringent standards of Federation of European Manufacturers (FEM). Whether it is cars, potato chips, pallets of chemicals, nuts & bolts, leather goods or paper rolls, the system can be designed to suit any types of products.

High quality materials and reliable corrosion protection ensure that the steel construction has a virtually unlimited service life. Our modern and specially developed anchoring systems reduce the amount of work required to set up the base plate to a minimum. The specific design of the racking system and the almost complete absence of welded connections reduce deformations and additional tensions in the steel racking construction. This means that the narrowest of tolerances are met and the overall performance of the system increases.