The lift truck has become a vital piece of equipment that can raise and transport products and heavy supplies with both speed and efficiency. The way a business makes use of this machine can considerably affect its profitability.
Free stacking pallets is the most popular storage technique. Utilizing this storage method is both economical and easy for your lift truck. Free Stacking Pallets is positioning one pallet over another to create a stack of goods. This is a stable storage technique and is recommended when handling huge amounts of similar product, or numerous pallets of similar height and dimensions. The drawback of this particular technique is that it only enables access to the things put last, so it does not enable a First In First Out system.
It is vital to have a pallet racking technique which involves the stable storage of different sized pallets. Using a First In First Out or Last In First Out method, would allow for easy access of any pallet. It enables the rack to grow and change shape depending upon every day requirements. This particular method needs aisles which are wide enough to enable a forklift to freely access the racks and easily maneuver. The disadvantage is that this particular system means less pallets could be handled within the setting. This might not matter if there is sufficient space available.
Similar to Pallet Racking, the technique called Narrow Aisle Racking enables a Last In First Out or First In First Out system. It differs in that a special narrow forklift is used. This means that smaller spaces are necessary between the aisles of pallets than in the Pallet Racking method. The advantage is that a lot more product could be kept in the same space. The disadvantage is that you will have to transition to a new truck if you already own a regular forklift truck. The cost of obtaining special machines might be a deterrent to implementing this particular method of storage.
It is vital to utilize your forklift truck to its full capability. It pays to consider your time expenses in storage and retrieval of pallets. Then you can find out whether there are more efficient ways to use your lift truck in order to increase the usable space of your units or to accelerate the process. Greater efficiency means bigger productivity.