What is Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) Pallet Racking?
Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking
STOREPLAN’S Interlock pallet racking systems are designed to meet the new generation of warehouses up to 17m high, designed around the operating tolerances of Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) equipment with aisles marginally wider than the load. Such structures must have a high level of rigidity and accurate manufacturing tolerance. Interlock is designed to meet these requirements.
Increased capacity with increased height
Warehouse capacity can be increased by an additional 40% over Selective Pallet Racking by increasing operational height and the reduction of operation aisle.
Radio frequency (RF) controls on the Material handling (MH) equipment will ensure maximum pallet cycles per hour. A smaller reach or counterbalance is generally used in conjunction with the operation of the VNA MH machine, to maximise operation when within the aisle.
Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking Storage Advantages
- Good stock rotation
- Good order picking: 100% selectivity
- Fast picking rate
- Good product protection
- 50% net pallet area usage of overall warehouse area
- Limited pallet redundancy as system can run at 95%+ capacity
- Uses guide rails or wire guidance for fast movement in aisle
Most Suitable for:
Designed to meet the new generation of distribution centres up to 17m high. STOREPLAN’S Interlock VNA system requires a super flat floor.
Narrow aisle turret trucks can operate freely in and out of the aisle in a narrow aisle pallet racking system, and bring the benefits of selectivity without compromising storage density. Some turret trucks are designed to reach up to 30 metres, utilising the full height of the building and providing a very dense pallet storage solution.