Over-Dock Door Pallet Racking
Convert Unused Space Into Pallet Storage
Convert Unused Space Into Pallet Storage
Over-dock pallet racking is a quick way to maximize the storage utilization in an existing facility, allowing for efficient storage and retrieval of empty pallets, cartons, and surplus inventory above overhead dock doors.
For every dock door in a facility, these systems could create an extra 100 square feet of storage. Available in conventional rack or single-leg uprights, over-dock door racking can help to unclutter a dock and free up floor space for empty pallets.
For many warehouses, empty pallets and large deliveries occupy valuable floor space and reduce operating areas. Utilizing the vertical wall space above dock doors with over-dock racking can free up floor space in high-traffic areas while increasing the number of storage locations available in the facility. To accommodate dock door and forklift heights, horizontal beams will need to be set accordingly with proper clearances.
Twinlode Automation offers two types of selective pallet racks, including:
Conventional over-dock racking is a sturdy solution for several storage needs. This configuration uses upright pallet racks between docking doors with additional pallet bays above. This structure is mainly used for heavy-duty pallet storage.
In single-leg over-dock racking, the uprights are offset to stay out of forklifts’ paths, minimizing collisions. This usage clears the way for regular forklift traffic. Due to its offset design, single-leg over-dock racking will require wall ties for structural integrity support.
Installing the correct safety fixtures protects over-dock door racking and warehouse employees:
If opting for conventional over-dock racking, it is highly recommended to install upright guards on each aisle-facing column to protect and reinforce the racking in the event of a forklift collision. Not only do safety guards save money in future rack repairs, but they also minimize the potential of operational downtime due to racking accidents. From an ROI perspective, the market rate for a rack safety guard is half the cost of labor to repair or replace a damaged upright.
For both conventional and single-leg offset racking options, most over-the-dock door racking systems are designed with a gap between the rear upright and dock doors. While this gap is designed to accommodate dock door frames and motors, it can create a potential fall hazard for employees working underneath or near the racking system. When installing over-dock racking in a warehouse, it is highly recommended to install fall protection in the form of rack netting, pallet backstops, or mesh partitions.
Regardless of their size or operating processes, warehouses benefit from more storage space and ways to increase productivity. Over-dock racking offers many advantages, such as:
Over-dock door pallet racks are simple to set up and take down. However, Twinlode will help you consider key factors when finding a place to install these structures in an existing warehouse.
Twinlode Automation provides warehouse racking systems constructed from structural steel or roll-formed steel. We can customize the system’s load capacity for customers based on product and pallet weights.
Additionally, we provide a variety of services to ensure each pallet racking system works as it should. These services cover inspections, maintenance, and comprehensive audits to ensure the warehouse is a safe place to work.
At Twinlode Automation, we prioritize our customers’ needs, ensuring we provide the right pallet rack systems for their facilities. We are a leading integrator in material handling and recognize that our customers are the reason for where we are today. We want to see other businesses succeed, so we offer supply chain and logistical solutions to make their operations the most efficient they can be.
Over-dock door pallet racking systems free up high-traffic areas and creates additional pallet and empty pallet storage.
Twinlode Automation has over 40 years of experience implementing pallet rack solutions in facilities in various industries. We help warehouses improve their operational efficiency through effective product, case, and pallet storage. We also offer professional services such as implementation, design, and consultation.