Conventional industrial shelving, conventional pallet racking or APR (Adjustable Pallet Racking), are working equipment for the storage of palletized goods.
This is a manual storage systems that are operated by handling equipment controlled by operators (as opposed to automated solutions controlled by robotic equipment and managed by software).
Its characteristic and main advantage is that all loads are accessible at all times, making them ideal for a lot of applications and businesses. In warehouses and operational logistics in which there is a high number of different references and a few units per reference, it is where it finds its best application.
Due to the fact that there are not automated facilities with human presence in the warehouses, health and safety of such pallet racking equipments becomes more important for a safe use of the racking. Accesories such as protections, protections corner, top rails or rear safety locks to prevent accidental falling objects transit zones, may be nececesary.
No less important is the maintenance of these logistics solutions. Precisely in the process of interaction of pallet racking with the handling equipment is when the greatest damage occurs.
Periodic reviews and inspections are also mandatory, absolutely necessary to have industrial racking and shelving in perfect working conditions and that are safe for people and goods.
To be able to optimize its design, it is critical to know the characteristics of the load units and warehouse operations.