Mobile racking systems
Mobile racking systems are particularly suitable for compact storage of palletised goods when these are present in medium to large quantities of goods and in a large variety of articles. In contrast to conventional racking, storage capacity can be increased by up to 90% (see diagram), with each pallet being accessed individually. Existing buildings can also be retrofitted. The prerequisite for this warehouse is particularly good pre-planning. The warehouse turnover must not be too high and must be managed with few forklifts.
Best use of space with great flexibility in the structure of the goods. Simple front stackers can be used.
Disadvantages due to additional system-related costs
Higher purchase costs and considerable construction work (rails). The turnover speed of the warehouse is limited.
Mobile racking systems can be realised not only with pallet racking, but also with cantilever racking or wide-span racking.
The transfer carriage system is equipped with active and passive safety systems. Photocells in the longitudinal direction of the transfer car for safeguarding the individual work process. The photocells are optimally protected against mechanical damage as they are integrated into the carriage structure. Front photocells in the transverse direction for access protection for the complete work aisles of the system.
The release switch is placed inside the aisle. This must be actuated so that the system can be moved. The position of the switch is chosen in such a way that the operator is forced to check the current situation in the aisle (obstacles, people, etc.). If the release is from the (optional) remote control on the forklift, the light barrier in question must be deliberately interrupted. This means that the forklift operator must take up a position that allows him to check the aisle.