Selective Pallet Racking

For Immediate Access To Every Stored Pallet

Selective pallet racking provides direct access to every pallet in storage, making it ideal for operations with a high number of SKU counts requiring quick product accessibility. This design allows operators to “select” any pallet from the rack without moving other pallets. The most common type of warehouse racking, the selective rack has lower storage density but is also the lowest cost of all racking solutions. A structural selective pallet rack is a durable choice for high-abuse, high-capacity environments.


Twinlode Automation custom engineers the configuration of the system, which is determined by factors such as weight, size of the load, customer requirements, and the physical layout of the warehouse. The result is a structurally sound, flexible, and heavy-weight-bearing system backed by decades of experience.


Our Selective Pallet Racking Systems


Twinlode Automation offers two types of selective pallet racks, including:


Single Deep Pallet Racking


Selective pallet racks are a single deep pallet storage solution, allowing any pallet on the rack to be picked without moving other pallets. Selective pallet racks consist of vertical upright frames and horizontal load beams. These high-capacity beams and welded trusses give the storage structure stability. Additionally, single selective pallet racking supports a FIFO inventory management method, allowing the first pallets stored to be the first ones picked.


Single deep pallet racks offer easy pallet accessibility to every stored pallet. Forklift operators can use multiple access points to load and unload a large range of SKUs — no special trucks required.


Double Deep Pallet Racking


Twinlode Automation implements Double Deep pallet racking solutions in warehouses. This racking system has the capacity to store two pallets deep and supports a LIFO inventory management method.


The primary advantage of Double Deep pallet racking is high storage density. Since this racking holds more pallets than single deep solutions, warehouses can achieve a 50% increase in storage density as compared to generic selective racking. Another benefit of Double Deep racking is reducing the amount of aisles.


With double deep pallet racking, operators must move the pallets in the front to access the pallets in the back. This system will require a specialized forklift, such as a pantograph reach truck.


Benefits of Selective Storage


Selective storage racking offers many advantages, such as:


  • Rigidity: The selective racking system is available in structural steel construction. This construction is designed for versatility and strength and offers one of the most rigid systems available with its beam-to-frame design.
  • Versatility: Selective racking systems function well for various applications. Selective racking can accommodate full pallets, partial pallets, and even cases when using accessories such as wire decking.
  • Low cost per pallet position: Warehouses determine how much inventory they can store through the pallet position metric. Selective racking has the lowest cost per pallet position, making it more cost-effective to store high quantities of products.
  • Maximum SKU pick: Selective racking has a cost-effective design allowing for the maximum number of SKU pick facings available in a standard rack.
  • Lower forklift and pallet handling costs: Selective racking systems have lower costs for forklift operation and material handling, making this solution cost-effective to operate.
  • Efficient palletized storage: Selective racking stores palletized loads efficiently by utilizing vertical space in a facility, which eliminates block stacking and opens up available floor space.


Where to Use a Selective Racking System


Selective pallet racking provides direct access to every pallet in storage, making it an ideal solution for many products in the warehouse. Selective racking is suitable for:


  • High-SKU stock: Warehouses with many SKUs benefit from selective racking. This system is ideal for high SKU stock count since operators can access any SKU needed easily.
  • First-In First-Out (FIFO) inventory management: Selective racking systems in single deep configurations use a First-In First-Out (FIFO) racking type, ensuring that perishable items or short shelf life SKUs are able to be turned over efficiently.
  • High seismic areas: The GEN2 selective pallet racking system features a closed-tube structural rack that is  ideal in high seismic areas due to its durability and strength.


Industries that benefit from selective racking include agriculturefood and beveragecold storage, and more.

Warehouse Pallet Storage using Selective Racking

Improve efficiencies in your warehouse with Selective Storage racking.

Other Racking Solutions

Contact Twinlode Automation to Learn More About Selective Racking


Selective pallet racking systems designed and engineered by Twinlode Automation store palletized loads efficiently in warehouses.


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.


For further information about selective pallet racking, contact us online.