Narrow aisle racking, as the name suggests, makes optimal use of floor area and roof height, resulting in greater storage density. Direct access to every pallet is achieved. The system is serviced by special forklift trucks. Operating cabins may be elevating or static.
These pallet rack systems are available in original slotted or tear drop style columns and can be used at heights of up to 40 feet.The space separating parallel rack units is greatly reduced, and pallets are placed and retrieved using a side loading fork truck. This minimizes the size of the aisles between rows of racks and can reduce the aisle space by around 40%. Advances in fork lift trucks that can operate in aisles less than five feet wide have made VNA storage racks possible. The pallet rack systems provide a significant reduction in floor space and generally reduce costs of warehousing. Pallets in very narrow aisle systems are 100% selective. With VNA racking, access to stock is uncompromised and the amount of product stored in the warehouse is maximized. It is an effective method of increasing pallet storage within a given area.
|Average locations used||95%|
|Average floor area by pallet position (sqm)||0.45|