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Push-Back Racking (LIFO)

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Push-back racking is a live storage system for accumulation of pallets, just like the Live Pallet Racking FIFO system (AR Live Storage), but designed for LIFO type load management (last pallet in, first pallet out).

Push-back racking for pallets has a single loading and unloading area, at the front of the structure, and the unit loads are stored by pushing the previous ones towards the back of the rack.

Depending on the movement system used to move the pallets, there are two types of Push-Back Racking:

  • Push-back with shuttles: In the system with shuttles, each pallet, except the last one, is deposited on a shuttle, which moves on rails with a slight incline.

  • Push-back with rollers: The pallets are moved by means of roller beds fixed to the structure with a slight incline.

Like other live storage solutions, it is a high-density storage system, which optimises the available storage space.

It can also be combined with other storage systems which makes it a versatile solution.

More information about Live Storage solutions on our Blog: Type of Live Storage systems

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Push-Back Racking (LIFO)

The push-back racking system is a live storage solution for pallets formed by a compact structure, where unit loads are moved by means of rollers or shuttles with the aid of a slight incline.

It is a system especially designed for LIFO stock management (Last in, First out), where the last pallet placed on the rack is the first to be unloaded.

Unlike FIFO live storage, which needs one aisle for loading and another for unloading, in push-back racking, the forklift accesses the stored unit loads along a single work aisle.

Exerting a pushing force is used to place a new pallet, where the forklift pushes the unit loads already stored towards the back, making space for the new pallet to be deposited, hence the term “push-back”.

The unloading process uses the force of gravity, is performed in the same location as the loading and is similar to the FIFO type live storage. When the first unit load is unloaded, the following positions slide in a controlled way towards the unloading position.

LIFO Push-Back racking for AR Racking’s pallets meets the following international standards:

      • ISO 9001: 2008
      • ISO 18001: 2004
      • OSHAS 18001: 2007
      • Welding certificate: UNE EN ISO 3834-2: 2006
      • Galvanized steel corrosion resistance certificate: UNE EN ISO 14713-1
      • Galvanized steel reaction to fire: EN 13501-1: 2007

Push-Back Live Storage System Structure:

The Push-Back Live Storage Racking system for pallets consists of a base metal structure of frames, beams, crossbeams and dynamic profiles with the common quality features of the rest of AR Racking’s pallet racking systems.

The components that distinguish this system from the rest are its sets of shuttles or rollers which generate the live system and the movement inside the structure. These elements also include safety accessories for braking and controlling the unit loads.

Advantages and features of Push-Back Racking system (LIFO):

    • Excellent use of space: As a live system it is a high-density storage solution, i.e. it optimises storage capacity for the same space.
    • Ideal for homogeneous non-perishable products: When implementing the LIFO (Last in, First out) management system, the last unit load in is the first load out.
    • Quick and easy loading and unloading: Since the forklift does not have to enter the aisle of the structure, manoeuvring and loading and unloading time is reduced.
    • Safety: In addition to complying with all European quality standards, the LIFO push-back racking structure has a safety system for controlling and braking loads which minimises the risks in both the shuttle and roller system.
    • Stock control: By allowing you to differentiate a different product reference in each loading aisle.
    • Versatility and compatibility with other adjustable pallet racking systems.
    • Ideal system for cold storage or freezing due to its high compaction and the resistance of roller and shuttle systems at low temperatures.
    • Minimum operating costs due to excellent space optimisation.
    • Push-back live storage racking uprights and frames are pre-galvanised.

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Adjustable pallet racking

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Drive in racking system

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Mobile pallet racking

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Live pallet racking (FIFO)

This storage system is ideal for warehouses where stock turnover control and space saving are critical.


Pallet shuttle

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