Double deep pallet racking functions similarly to selective racking, but allows the use of two bays in the deep direction, with one placed behind the other. This type of storage system can save anywhere from 15% to 30% more space than fully selective racking because it can remove 2 out of 5 aisles as compared to 100% selective pallet racking. It is more affordable to implement than a two pallet-deep push back system, but it requires a double deep reach forklift to load and unload pallets.
It’s also fairly easy to convert selective racking into a double deep system and vice-versa with minimal costs, whereas the main disadvantage with the latter is some loss in accessibility. Below, you’ll find more details about double deep pallet racking systems and whether they are a suitable storage solution for your warehouse.