How to Decide the Heavy Duty Rack Aisle Width? Take the Beam Rack As An Example

May 12, 2022

It seems that there is nothing complicated for the heavy duty rack use in warehouse, but In fact, all the step must be handled well, otherwise it is easy to have problems in use. Take the heavy duty beam shelf for example, do you know how many space it should leave for the aisle?


The passage between the each row of the rack is generally called an aisle, which is used for the operation and execution of people or equipment access. For heavy-duty racks, forklifts are the main operating equipment in the aisle for storing palletized goods or picking goods. The width of the passage must be sufficient and it is best to keep it in a state of no waste in order to achieve better results. How much is more scientific?


If you do not pay attention to it, it may cause some problem. Because the final data is not accurate, the width of the beam rack aisle is reduced. As a result, the forklift cannot rotate well to insert and pick up the moving goods. As a last resort, the racks can only be moved and installed again.


In order to ensure that the width of the heavy duty rack aisle is absolutely sufficient without wasting a lot of space, this requires us to do this work carefully in the design step. You need to consider what kind of forklift you will select, the maximum length that the fork can extend, and the operation radius of the forklift, then you can decide the width of the aisle of the heavy duty beam rack.


Generally speaking, for cross-beam racks using forklifts, the aisle size should be kept at about 2.4~3.0 meters. The calculation formula is B=2b+c, B is the minimum width dimension, b is the width of the handling equipment, and c is the reserved safety gap. In this way, after calculation, you can ensure that there are no problems. Hope the above can help you better understand the  importance about the width of the heavy-duty rack aisle. In the practice, the specific design should be calculated strictly according to their respective conditions.