Required floor plan to facilitate smooth material flow.
The space layout for storage of material is largely dependent upon the size of pallet needed and their positioning or placement . Standard size of pallets are used whose sizes 40''x48 '' and 32''x48''
Generally the requirement of aisle width vary with the size of material handling equipment and quantity of material moved . Normally aisle are designed to provide two way traffic also taking into consideration of turning of the forklifts . Narrow width forklifts are now available in market which have reduced width requirement for movement .
Racking system Space utilisation of a warehouse can be enhance by usage of racking . These racking system are generally used for light material which can be stacked on pallets and can be lifted by forklift and can stack these pallets on the racking system . Racking system can be of different heights depending on material handling equipment height . These could be 2- 3 rack height ( approx -4-5 mtr )
Pallets are directly stacked on these racks and are directly unloaded or loaded for next operation which then save times . Composition of racks are termed as 9x5 or 10x5 . These racking system has advantages like it can be dismantled and erected in very less time , as these have frames which are folding in nature and fastened as members .