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Double Deep Pallet Racking

  • Double Deep Pallet Racking

    Double Deep Pallet Racking is probably the best compromise between a selective and non-selective pallet racking system. Using economical components in a double-deep, double-sided configuration, density and selectivity are achieved. Double Deep Pallet Racking is used in conjunction with special forklifts, often fitted with a pantograph mechanism, specially designed to reach the second pallet location.

    Storing pallets two-deep for better capacity

    • Double deep racking stores two pallets deep in a single entry rack or four pallets deep in a double entry rack.
    • This system requires the use of a special reach fork lift truck with either dual pantograph or sliding fork attachments.
    • Double deep racking improves storage density with fewer aisles and more storage locations. This reduces the aisle to rack ratio but also reduces selectivity (FIFO).
    • Truck lift heights are limited by load, to about 9 metres.
    • The upper levels can be fitted with front to back guide rails to assist the operator to locate and place a pallet at height. The bottom beam must be sufficiently clear of the ground to allow the reach trucks legs to pass under it.


    • Storage density increased as rack aisle ratio changes from selective racking.
    • 50% immediate accessibility with reasonable stock rotation.
    • Good use of all available locations, typically 90%.
    • Safe and secure handling with the bottom pallet usually off the ground.
    • Ability to use double deep handling equipment for other tasks.
    • Best used when each SKU has several pallets.


    • Greater use of available headroom
    • Good access to 50% stock locations
    • Enables stock rotation
    • Efficient in operation
    • Relatively low cost racking system
    • 40% increase in storage capacity

    Average of locations used – efficiency:   90%
    Immediate access to stored product: 50%
    Stock Rotation: Average
    Floor Utilisation: 60%

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