"What type of storage should I use in my warehouse?" Is the perennial question for warehouse managers

There are many options available some well proven others "flavour of the year". Which one to choose?

To obtain the best from your warehouse you need to get the most out of the different parts of your storage cycle e.g. goods inspection, bulk store, picking area etc, with the minimum compromise.

Start off by defining your requirements e.g. to store your perfect/imperfect loads or to store the maximum number of pallet loads, and then see how it affects the individual elements of your store.

Poweracks is the world’s leading mobile racking system. It operates by mounting the superstructure on powered moving bases which eliminate the requirement for multiple aisles.

Remote control and integration with Warehouse management systems are possible. Increasing efficiencies.

Poweracks offers maximum storage density while maintaining 100% product access. Storage capacity can be doubled when compared to conventional storage solutions.

With over 40 years of experience in mobile racking and 3000 installations in more than 60 countries. Storax is trusted by some of the world’s leading companies.

The Ranger is an automated Pallet shuttle which stores and retrieves pallets on a FILO / FIFO basis.

Pallets are stored in racking ‘tunnels’ and are handled by the Ranger within the racking structure. This removes the need for Fork trucks to enter the racking (as is the case with drive in); eliminating in-rack damage and speeding up the storage / retrieval process.

Up to 6 Rangers can be operated by a RF remote control, or an unlimited number via Wi-Fi with a hand held or cab mounted PDA. Storax can also offer our BWMS (Basic Warehouse management system) which has been developed to be used specifically with the Ranger system.

In conjunction with our partners Storax have completed several major ASRS projects (Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems). From clad rack crane systems up to 40m high to stand alone shuttle based systems Storax can design a bespoke automated warehouse to suit the requirements of any organisation.

Storax is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers and installers of static storage systems. Our range of conventional pallet racking is one of the most versatile and complete on the market.

We also supply drive in/ drive through & long span shelving solutions. 

Comparison Chart ft²
Please click a storage solution below for more details Volume needed to store 4,000 pallets Number of different units Land area to store 4,000 pallets Stock rotation Damage to loads during handling & storage Speed of accessibility from 1 to 5 (1 = quickest)
Poweracks 18000m² 4,000 1650m² Random access Low 1
Ranger 24500m² 600/800 2300m² First in last out / last in first out Low 3
Drive in Racking 24500m² 150/200 2300m² First in last out Medium 5
Narrow Aisle Racking 25800m² 4,000 2350m² Random access Low 1
Pushback Racking 27100m² 1,000 2400m² First in last out Medium 1
Live Storage 31600m² 400/600 2750m² First in first out Medium 1
Conventional Racking 33600m² 4,000 3050m² Random access Low 2