Warehouse Racking Systems

Narrow Aisle Racking

 Narrow aisle racking is pallet racking with a towering advantage. A distinctively tall configuration combined with very slim aisle width enables high density storage as you make great use of your floor area and roof height at the same time.

 Reduce damage & maintenance costs.

You’ll get easy access to every pallet via VNA fork lift trucks, which will help you to manage stock rotation. The investment in this equipment can be offset against the long-term space and efficiency savings that this system offers. This includes savings through reduced maintenance and repair costs as damage is less likely given that the trucks are carefully guided using wired transmission, preventing collisions with the structure.

What is narrow aisle racking?

 
Narrow aisle or very narrow aisle (VNA) racking utilises your height and floor space at the same time. The racks are built taller making great use if your overhead space and the distance between each row is reduced making way for more rows. How tall the racks are and the aisle width will depend on the amount of cubic space within your facility and your operational requirements.  Where floor space is limited and more racks are needed, this is a practical solution made possible thanks to the evolving technology behind the specialist fork lift trucks designed to  navigate particularly narrow aisles and reach very tall racks.

 

How narrow aisle racking can improve your operation

 

The specialist trucks used to navigate your aisles are guided by rail or wire and will only go in one direction which minimises the risk of bumps and knocks to the racking structure. Even at the highest level every pallet can be accessed directly and you can achieve maximum storage capacity because you are storing more within the same area.

Every pallet is accessible whilst being accounted for rather than pallets being placed in various locations in the facility due to lack of locations. This saves time wasted on searching for pallets resulting in a faster and more efficient picking process. The taller racks are particularly useful for managing seasonal stock which can be kept at height until needed whilst delicate or high value items can be better protected when stored at height.

 

Is narrow aisle racking suitable for your warehouse?

 

Pallets with nowhere to go can cause an array or problems including lost items and clutter as well as safety hazards. If this sounds familiar it may be time to assess your space thoroughly. If you look at your height space as well as floor space you may find you have more usable space than you thought.  If you have sufficient height space, your pallets are generally of uniformed size and your floor is flat then narrow aisle racking may be a suitable option. For expert advice and an assessment of your warehouse to confirm suitability call our expert design team to arrange a free site survey.

Are there any constraints with narrow ailse racking?

Narrow aisle racking is distinguished by its very narrow aisles which are only accessible using a VNA truck however pallets still need transportation between the racks and goods-in. The VNA truck may be highly efficient when servicing the aisles but once they leave wire or rail guidance the truck become less practical. Counterbalance/Reach trucks (std FLT) have a high degree of flexible movement and speed making them an excellent contributor to activities surrounding the racking structure. Implementing picking and deposit stations (P&Ds) just outside the racks enables the two different trucks to work together as the stations provide a temporary stop for pallets to enable their handling to change from one truck to the next.

Narrow aisle racking for food warehouse
Narrow ailse with cantilevered P&Ds
The benefits

Why Choose Narrow Aisle Racking?

 

When you have the right narrow aisle racking system for your storage facility, it will allow your warehouse space to be optimised, allowing you to store the most pallets possible.

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Efficiency

Narrow aisle racking enables you to maximise floor space by reducing aisle width by up to 50% compared to standard aisles. And, because the floor area can be used for storage and pallets are stacked high, storage density is increased further – often approaching double the density of standard aisles.

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Achieve 100% Accessibility

You’ll have easy, individual access to all pallets, whatever level they’re stored at.

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Increase Safety

Sophisticated handling features on narrow aisle trucks and being “man up“ improve the safety of load handling for your staff.

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Reduce Damage & Maintenance Costs

Narrow aisle trucks are guided by rail or wire systems, so the risk of rack damage due to collision is reduced, as are maintenance costs.

Why choose wsl?

What Sets Us Apart

 

Our dedicated and experienced team will take time to understand your goals and asses your needs. Our extensive market knowledge and practical experience enables us to design and develop a bespoke system that is as unique as your business. Here at WSL we aim to maximise your available space and increase productivity through creating innovative and ‘outside the box’ solutions. Our commitment to excellence, our portfolio and our recommendations provide our customers with confidence in our ability to deliver solutions that are not only superior, but very cost-effective. Our in-house services simplify the process from design to installation by giving you just one port of call. By continuing to remain independent across the whole market we commit to providing our valued customers with the highest quality and – wherever possible – British products, all at competitive prices. We aim to fit our pallet rack systems with as little inconvenience to our clients as possible, using highly experienced fitters overseen by qualified project managers.

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Our warehouse Racking experience is extensive. Take a look at a very small selection of some of the pallet racking projects we have completed over the years.

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0113 204 5350
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Warehouse Systems Limited (WSL),
Systems Hub, Brancepeth Pl,
Leeds, LS12 2EG

About WSL

Strongly positioned as a leading British designer, manufacturer and supplier WSL has the sole means to create bespoke solutions for each unique project.

We pride ourselves in being able to offer the same impeccable service and high quality solutions with no restrictions to where you are located.

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0113 204 5350
sales@wslmail.co.uk

Warehouse Systems Limited (WSL),
Systems Hub, Brancepeth Pl,
Leeds, LS12 2EG

About WSL

Strongly positioned as a leading British designer, manufacturer and supplier WSL has the sole means to create bespoke solutions for each unique project.

We pride ourselves in being able to offer the same impeccable service and high quality solutions with no restrictions to where you are located.

SEMA Full Member Logo

Copyright © 2020 WSL | Privacy | Made By Purple Lemur