Storage Ideas designed the warehouse layout and doubled the existing capacity with the application of both Selective and Double-Deep Racking configurations.

1. Designing To Double The Existing Storage Capacity

Customer:

Linfox Logistics

Location:

Huntingwood, Sydney, New South Wales

Background:

Linfox Logistics offers customised warehousing and distribution solutions with operations ranging from localised multi-user and shared warehousing to the management of national distribution centres.

The business operates facilities that are geared to handle different volumes of product, from small to large goods. These facilities cater for short and long term storage, as well as overflow requirements.

Special Requirements:

As well as maximising storage capacity, improvements were required with their picking module and a lockable Dangerous Goods Area was needed to accommodate Class 4 Dangerous Goods within the facility.

Storage Requirements:

Linfox gave Storage Ideas a specific brief to maximise their storage capacity after merging two divisions at an existing facility.

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2. Our Storage Solution

Storage Ideas designed the warehouse layout and doubled the existing capacity with the application of both Selective and Double-Deep Racking configurations.

Storage Ideas also designed a Fire Heat Barrier to suit the Australian Standards for the storage of Class 4 Dangerous Goods and in turn, provided Linfox with a complete solution.

3. Customer Benefits

Linfox has achieved storage requirements beyond expectations and with minimal disruptions to the day to day activities at this facility.

Selective Pallet Racking

This is the most common storage system for palletised goods. Selective Pallet Racking is the simplest system in terms of equipment and the most economical in capital costs.

Advantages:

  • Greater use of available headroom
  • Immediate access to any pallet
  • Enables stock rotation
  • Versatile and easily configured
  • Suitable for order picking
  • Efficient in operation
  • Economical
Average of locations used - efficiency 90%
Immediate access to stored product 100%
Stock Rotation: Good
Floor Utilisation: 30%

Double Deep Pallet Racking

Although not a truly selective system, Double Deep Rack offers many companies a cost effective method of bulk storage. Access and stock rotation is compromised compared to Selective Pallet Racking, however cube utilisation is much higher. Specially designed forklifts use a variety of double-deep reach mechanisms to allow easy placement and retrieval of pallets.

Advantages:

  • Greater use of available headroom
  • Good access to 50% stock locations
  • Enables stock rotation
  • Relatively low cost racking system
  • Efficient in operation
  • 40% increase in storage capacity
Average of locations used - efficiency 90%
Immediate access to stored product 50%
Stock Rotation: Average
Floor Utilisation: 60%

Pallet Racking Accessories

Mesh Decks

  • Uniquely profiled "manta" supports for superior performance
  • Suits all standard rack types, sizes, and configurations
  • Can eliminate double handling and reduce pallet hire costs
  • Light, medium and heavy-duty decks available

Colby Safety Products

Storage Ideas supply a comprehensive range of safety products for your storage system, facilitating safe operational practises and protecting your system from damage.

  • Reduce risks to warehouse staff
  • Increase lifespan of your storage system
  • Protect your products from damage