Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking
Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking systems have an aisle width of around 1.5 – 1.6 metres. This can free up to 45% of the floor space given over to aisles in a wide aisle scheme.
Very Narrow Aisle specialist trucks must be used within the system, but the net result is a dramatic increase in space utilisation.
Because such trucks are very specialised in their role they typically lift higher and work faster than general purpose lift trucks. Whilst they do not turn in the aisles, they need guidance, therefore, a guide rail or wire guidance system must be fitted. Wire guidance has the advantage of being embedded in the floor which keeps the floor clear of obstructions and easier to clean. The disadvantage can be a high level of potentially catastrophic damage, that may be caused should the truck lose the signal from the wire and impact the Racking structure.
Each pallet is supported within a Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking scheme, which means that stock rotation and accessibility are as good as a wide aisle system.