Biggest advantage of rack clad storage solution is the cost savings compared with the traditional in-house storage systems (construction of an industrial warehouse building and the installation of racking equipment inside).
Rack clad warehouses are automated solutions so that the profitability is given with high warehouses and a relevant amount of pallet positions.
Due to the fact that rack clad buildings are considered as civil constructions, they require CE marking accordig to the norm EN 1090:1 / 2009 “Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures“. Noega Systems has since June 3, 2014 the Certificate of Compliance issued by Lloyds Register under the number 0038/CPR/MAD/20140046/A after being subjected to scrutiny and analysis by the certifying agent.
For the design of free standing storage systems, it has to be considered the loading units stored together with the forces generated by the handling equipment (stacker cranes), and all outside forces applied on the warehouse: wind and snow loads, as well as the seismic loads when applicable depending on the location of the warehouse.
Additionally, the racking structure has to have supporting elements to fix the outer cladding.
Depending on the size of the rack clad building, the assembly time can reach several months.