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By Rainee | 30 September 2021 | 0 Comments

What Is VNA Rack-Comparison With Conventional Pallet Rack

When talking about the high-density racking system, I guess 70% of racks manufacturers will say drive-in rack. More than that! The drive-in rack can be one of the high-density racks but some people may worry about its poor stability as the upright column is the main support. So who is the racking system with high-density storage and strong stability? As a professional warehouse racks manufacturers, Heda Shelves, will introduce you to the VNA Pallet Rack, Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Rack.

What is Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Rack (VNA Pallet Rack)?

 VNA Pallet Rack, literally, has a narrow aisle compared with other racking systems (the wight of the aisle is around 1600~2000mm). VNA racking system is suitable for some storage centers with large amounts of high stock rotation products and high picking requirements for goods.

Trilateral Stacker is the forklift used for the VNA rack, which goes through the racking system according to the rail set on the ground near the rack.

VNA Rack vs. Conventional Pallet Rack


Same Feature between Between VNA Racks and Conventional Pallet Racks

● The basic structure is the same, the VNA rack is redesigned by the conventional pallet rack.

● All items stored in the VNA racking system are 100% optional, and the trilateral stacker can store and pick up any pallet of goods at any time.
● The type of pallets used in VNA racks and conventional pallet racks is selected according to the attributes of the goods and the storage methods required by customers.

● Because both VNA rack and conventional pallet rack are heavy-duty racks, they basically perform the storage activities of large goods like industrial products, which has some operating standards for forklift drivers and warehouse managers.


Difference Between VNA Racks and Conventional Pallet Racks

● The conventional pallet rack is generally 3-5 floors and the height is generally within 10m. It can be operated by conventional forklifts or even manual operation. The VNA rack is generally 8m and above, which needs to be operated by a special forklift.

● VNA racking system is named for its narrow aisle between each row of racks. For conventional pallet racks, a wide enough aisle needs to be set according to the length,  width and turning radius of the forklift used in the warehouse.

● The Very Narrow Aisle Rack is composed of two side-by-side pallet racks.

Advantages of VNA Racking Systems

● The speed of goods flow of the warehouse or storage center used by the VNA rack system is generally higher than that of conventional racks. The trilateral stackers of the racking system can operate at a height of up to 14 meters, and the electric control stacking crane can even operate at a higher height. Hence, more goods can be loaded and unloaded, and a dense storage system can be realized.

● The channel of the VNA racking system is relatively narrow, which means the requirement of high-level driving skills for forklift drivers. But compared with the drive-in racking system, the safety index of the VNA racking system is higher as guide rails with a height of about 200mm will be installed on the ground as the guiding route of the forklift to reduce the risk of human factors to the rack.

● For the VNA racking system, the utilization rate of warehouse space is greatly increased by reducing the aisle space, which is about 30% ~ 60% higher than that of an ordinary pallet racking system, reducing the operation cost of the warehouse.

About Heda

Heda Shelves is a company specialized in designing, manufacturing, selling and installing all types of warehouse storage racking systems like cantilever racking and pallet rack supported mezzanineshop display shelves and customized display shelves like power tools display rack. We help businesses and warehouses maximize their storage capacity so they can serve more customers, and ultimately increase their profits. Your safety is our priority, which is why we only use high-quality supplies. With more than 20 years in the materials handling and warehouse industry, we’re a leading racking supplier in China.


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