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Multi-bay racking broad aisle
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Multi-bay racking is the most commonly used racking system. In contrast to single-bay racking, several pallets are stored on each level between two racking uprights. In the standard format, they reach heights of 8 to 10 m. They can be extended up to 12 m for use in high-bay warehouses and up to 40 m with automated operation. With additional depth support, pallets and other load aids can be stored crosswise if necessary.
As with single-bay racking, the racking is served by fork lift trucks or special rack operating equipment. When narrow aisle trucks are used, it is also possible to stack/retrieve items lengthways. Consequently, the aisle width can be reduced to 1400 mm (see narrow-aisle multi-bay racking system).
Multi-bay racking systems are suitable for storing large quantities of individual, primarily palleted items. In comparison with block storage, multi-bay racking systems offer the advantages of pressure-free storage and direct access to all pallets. Easy adjustment of the beams ensures optimum use of the warehouse. Double-deck storage is also possible.