Pushback Pallet Racking
Pushback Racking is a high-density pallet storage system where pallets are stored on movable nesting carts. The carts sit on rails that have a slight incline from the front of the storage lane to the back, and the stored materials are gravity-driven to the front of the racking system.
When the lane is empty, all of the carts are nested on top of each other at the front of the lane. When loading the lane, the first pallet is positioned on the top cart and the second pallet is used to push back the first pallet, and then lowered onto the second cart.
This process continues until the last pallet in the lane is stored on the front beam positions. As pallets are removed at the front of the lane, the rear pallets come forward to fill the front position again. The depth of the system will be from 2 – 6 pallets. The forklift aisle runs perpendicular to the Pushback lanes, and a single aisle can service many lanes on either side, providing a very high pallet position-to-aisle ratio. Unlike Drive-In racking, the operator does not need to drive into the lane to store and retrieve pallets.
This short video will further explain exactly how a push back system works.