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  • Part of an iron and steel company founded in 1940 annually processing over 350,000 tons of steel, AR Racking provides customers with solutions to meet the most stringent storage needs.

    AR Racking is specialized in designing, manufacturing, calculating, and installing industrial storage systems for heavy loads, complying with the most stringent European standards. AR has commercial presence in more than 60 countries, and an export rate of above 90%.

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  • Industrial Storage Systems

  • AR Racking is a company specialised in the design, manufacture, calculation and installation of industrial storage systems for all types of loads, complying with the strictest European standards. With an export rate of over 90%, AR Racking storage systems currently have a commercial presence in more than 60 countries.

    The storage solutions are produced at our fully automated production centre of over 35,000 m². These industrial racking systems are designed by our R&D&i area in our technology centre and subsequently tested at the Research and Testing laboratory created jointly with the University of Mondragon.

      • Automated Warehouses

      • Automated warehouses are the most appropriate solution for maximising the storage space and for quick and automated access to the different unit loads.

        Automated warehouse systems are used for pallets and for cartons, and their structure is designed and produced by AR Racking, enabling maximum optimisation, not just of the space but also in terms of efficiency and work times.

          • AR Shuttle

          • The Pallet Shuttle AR Shuttle is a high-density compact storage solution that uses powered shuttles to automatically carry loads into the rack. The pallet shuttles are remotely controlled by an operator. Hence, there is an optimum use of storage space and workplace accident rates are also reduced.

            The use of automated shuttles in place of forklifts during the storage process not only reduces the risk of accidents, but also the maintenance costs resulting from damage of the rack.

            This system can work either as FIFO or as LIFO, even in freezer chambers, with temperatures of up to -30°C.

            This pallet shuttle system reinforces logistical capacity qualitatively and quantitatively, since it automates the handling of goods on pallets; it is also possible to control the inventory through a system of sensors which count the stored pallets.

            How does it Work:

            The pallet shuttle is a compact semi-automated pallet storage solution using self-powered shuttle carts which operate independently to move the pallets in the rack.

            Designed for high-turnover storage, this solution enables automatically loading and retrieving pallets continuously by using a remote controlled system.

            Unit loads are either placed on the first available location until the rack is fully loaded, or retrieved from their storage locations and moved to the front ready to be picked by a forklift truck, until the rack is fully unloaded.

            AR Shuttle is positioned in the lane required with a fark lift truck. The pallets are stocked one by one by the fark lift truck at the beginning of the lane.

            The pallet shuttle lifts up the platform and moves it along the channel until it reaches the first free position, where it puts the pallets. Then, it comes back to the beginning of the lane ready for the next drive cycle.

            Before putting the last pallets into the lane, AR Shuttle must be removed and put in a new lane.

            Advantages:

            • The Pallet Shuttle system enables you to maximize floor space and height available by minimizing the operating aisles needed for trucks.
            • The AR Shuttle system allows for automatic control of inventory by using sensors to count the number of pallets stored.
            • Remote control and bar codes help better control the stock, drastically decreasing error margins.
            • Since forklift operators do not have to enter the aisles, maximum safety is guaranteed when handling pallets, avoiding collisions in the rack structure. This reduces maintenance costs as well as the number of issues from handling loads.
            • With the pallet shuttle system, stored pallets can be loaded and unloaded as FIFO or LIFO, even in freezing chambers up to -30ºC.
            • Optimization of space FIFO / LIFO
            • Constant handling flow
            • Powered by a rechargeable lithium battery
            • Highly safe operation at low maintenance cost
            • RF controlled
            • Flexible storage for different types of pallets

             

          • Clad Rack Building

          • Clad Rack Warehouses can be made up of any type of storage system as their main feature is for the racking to form part of the building structure.

            In this system, the racking not only supports the load of the stored goods, but also the load of the building envelope, as well as external forces such as wind or snow.

            This is the reason why clad warehouses represent the concept of optimum use of a warehouse: in the construction process, first the racking is assembled, and then the building envelope is built around this structure until the warehouse is complete.

            Most clad rack buildings are equipped with automated systems and robotic equipment for the handling of goods, especially of if they are multitier.

            In addition, AR Racking complies with the EN-1090 CE marking standard, mandatory for all manufacturers of clad rack industrial steelwork structures installed in the European Community, as established in Regulation 305/2011 of the European Parliament.

            How does it Work:

            • Clad Rack Warehouses
            • Minimum civil engineering works
            • Dimensions are conditioned by the area’s seismicity and weather conditions
            • Automated storage over 12 meters high

            Advantages:

            • Storage at heights.
            • Optimum use of space.
            • Maximum endurance capacity.
          • AS/RS System

          • AS/RS systems (Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems) are storage solutions using stacker cranes or other similar automated mechanisms for handling loads.

            They offer high density storage thanks to the reduction of operating aisles and to their capacity for increasing in height. They also use minimum response times.

            AS/RS Systems reliability permits an immediate inventory of stored products and minimizes mistakes in the handling of loads. Structures for automated storage can be simple or double-depth.

            How does it Work:

            • AS/RS Systems (Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems)
            • Automated process of incoming and outgoing of goods
            • Use of stacker cranes and conveyors

            Advantages:

            • Offers maximum reliability and stock control
            • Favors productivity
          • Automated Warehouses for cartons: Mini load storage system

          • The Mini load Automated storage system is the optimal solution for the storage of light and small unit loads with high stock turnover ratios. This system uses automated stacker crane mechanisms to handle loads, offering high performance and reduced carton storage and handling times.

            Miniload storage system is a high density system thanks to the reduction of operating aisles and maximized floor and height space.

            Reliability allows the daily inventory of stored products and minimizes errors when handling loads.

            How does it Work:

            • Mini load storage system
            • Use of stacker cranes
            • Up to 20 m high
            • High speed product flow

            Advantages:

            • Product-man system in which the operator does not move.
            • Increased productivity and efficiency.
            • Cost savings.
        • Industrial Racking Systems

        • AR Racking designs and manufactures high-performance industrial racking systems for the storage of all types of loads. The load capacity covers conventional unit loads such as pallets or cartons through to other specific solutions such as supports for spools, metal crates and containers, among others. 

            • Adjustable Pallet Racking

            • The Adjustable Pallet Racking system (APR) is designed to store pallets in a mechanical and functional way using forklifts. These forklifts access goods through aisles parallel to the racks.

              The use of adjustable pallet racks is a logistical solution which can be adapted to the dimensions of the unit loads and the forklifts. Efficient, resistant, easy-to-assemble, and with simple load level regulation, this system adapts to any type of product, both by weight and by volume. These systems can be adapted for picking.

              Depending on the handling equipment SIN, two types of system can be offered:

              · APR system for Class 400 (Conventional Racking System)
              · APR system for Class 300 or VNA System for Very Narrow Aisle forklift trucks

              The APR storage system is dimensioned according to both the European regulations in force and FEM (European Materials Handling Federation) recommendations.

              How does it Work:

              The Adjustable Pallet Racking (APR) system is a selective storage solution designed to store palletized goods using forklift trucks.

              Pallets are reached from aisles that are dimensioned according to the mechanical trucks used. The height of the system and the distance between levels are the result of the storage needs, the handling equipment used and the available space.

              This is an efficient and robust system for heavy loads.

              The APR system supports different types of:

              · Pallets (Europallets, perimeter base)
              · Containers
              · Individual boxes

              Advantages:

              • Adapts to any type of unit load and forklift.
              • Allows direct and immediate access to goods.
              • Quick and efficient assembly, disassembly and replacement of parts.
              • Quick placement and access to every pallet directly and immediately.
              • Strict control of stored SKUs; each storage location matches a unit load.
              • Time and effort saving when handling goods, achieving high stock rotation.
              • Ability to meet changing needs.
              • With a variety of available accessories and configurations, the rack can be tailored to any load weight or volume.
              • Maximization of space by easily and quickly adjusting beam levels to meet any required volume.
              • Easy-to-assemble modular structure. The assembly design of the different structural elements makes disassembly and re-installation easy, as well as any racking reconfiguration and/ or enlargements in case of new storage needs.
              • Increased safety factor thanks to the accessories used.
              • The AR-range uprights and frames are pre-galvanised.

               

            • Drive-In Racking

            • The Drive in racking system is a high density storage solution that maximizes available space and height in the warehouse by reducing the forklift operating aisles.

              It is made up of an easy-to-assemble and -reset modular structure, which makes it easy to maintain.

              Compact storages can be either Drive in racking, with only one access aisle, where the last load in is the first one out, or Drive through racking, with an entrance and exit, where the first load in is the first one out.

              This compact system is appropriate where space utilisation is more important than selectivity of stored loads.

              Advantages:

              • Space optimization above 80%.
              • Low maintenance and low assembly costs make this system one of the most cost-effective systems.
              • Structure compatible with other storage systems.
              • Provides maximum performance, and utilisation can be over 80% of the available space.
              • Enables clearly arranged logistics management with full control of inventories as well as traffic and service flow.
              • Designed to allow for quick reconfiguration of the structure for extension or change as needed.
              • Ideal for storing low-rotation loads of the same type.
              • Eliminates the service aisles found with a conventional pallet racking system.
              • Maximised storage floor and height.
              • Easily assembled modular structure.
              • Trucks enter the system for loading.
              • Includes various accessories to increase safety.
              • Maximisation of space
              • Products of the same type
              • Low stock rotation

               

            • Live Pallet Racking (FIFO)

            • Live Pallet Racking system (AR Live storage FIFO) is ideal for warehouses where stock turnover control and space saving are critical.

              The Live Pallet Racking compact structure uses slightly inclined roller beds on each level to allow unit loads to be moved more easily.

              AR Racking offers two types of live pallet racks:

              • Live pallet racking FIFO (Gravity): Used for the FIFO system (First In, First Out), in which the loading area is at the opposite end to the unloading area, and the goods move along this space thanks to the inclined roller bed system.

              • Push-back pallet racking LIFO: Mostly used for the LIFO system (Last In, First Out); this has only one loading and unloading point: the goods are stored by pushing the previous ones towards the back and they move along for unloading thanks to the inclination.

              Live Pallet racking is the perfect high-density storage system for homogeneous pallets.

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

              How does it Work:

              The Live pallet racking or FIFO dynamic pallet racking system is a compact structure with a slight incline and roller conveyors that allow palletised products to slide freely.

              Loaded pallets enter the structure on one end and move securely along the roller conveyors at a controlled speed, moved only by the force of gravity, until they reach the other end, ready for removal.

              The movement of the load units in the live pallet racking systems AR Live Storage (PAL) is absolutely secure since the structure is equipped with a series of technical and organisational measures for control and protection.

              Advantages:

              • Reduced loading and unloading times.
              • Increased storage capacity in a warehouse with adjustable pallet racking.
              • Enabling of loading and unloading aisles reduces risks for the operator.
              • Live pallet racking system can be automated.
              • Optimal use of space. High-density storage system, so more storage capacity in the same space
              • Ideal product rotation: Perfect for FIFO systems (first-in, first-out).
              • Fast, simple removal. Ideal positioning of the products reduces load manoeuvre and extraction times.
              • No traffic interference. The forklift trucks insert and remove load units in different aisles since the loading and unloading aisles are separate.
              • Adaptable to any space, and to any weight or size of the merchandise to be stored.
              • Extremely safe. The Live pallet racking structure is fitted with a control and braking system to minimise any risks: brake rollers, pallet centring or retainer system, and pallet stops.
              • Improved stock control since each loading aisle has a single product reference.
              • Dynamic pallet system is compatible with other automatic and conventional storage systems.
              • Allows you to continue to use the same type of forklift trucks used in adjustable pallet racking warehouses.
              • Reduced operating costs thanks to excellent use of space.
              • The uprights and frames of the AR range are pre-galvanised.

               

            • Mobile pallet racking (AR MOBILE)

            • Mobile Pallet Racking (AR Mobile) is a system where the pallet racks are placed on chassis or mobile bases guided through fixed tracks on the floor.

              The base of this type of racking is equipped with an electrical motor and remote push-pull elements allowing the racks to move along the tracks in order to open only one forklift access aisle.

              Mobile pallet racking is a high density storage system, providing simple access for conventional forklift pallets. Its versatility permits its adaptation to both the load type and the type of forklift.

              A series of technical and organizational protective measures are in place to ensure that the movement of the shelving does not pose a risk.

              The features of the AR Mobile racking system make it the ideal storage system for cold storage and deep-freeze units, thanks to the reduction in the total volume to be cooled.

              How does it Work:

              The AR Mobile bases system is designed to compact the shelving facility and significantly increase warehouse capacity.

              This is a high density system as the individual access aisles found in conventional racking systems have been eliminated, leaving just one aisle.

              The aisle to be accessed for work is automatically opened using electric motors and moving components fitted on the base of the racking. The operator gives the order to open via the remote control.

              As this is a compact system, the surface area occupied by the storage system can be reduced. Perfect when the cost of floor space is high or when it is necessary to increase the storage capacity but not possible to increase the surface area.

              The application of the Mobile pallet racking system reduces the total volume of the installation, making it essential for use in refrigerated and freezer chambers at medium and low height. The savings in energy help to quickly pay off the installation.

              Advantages:

              • Simplifies access to all pallets.
              • Significant energy savings.
              • Industrial mobile racking adapts to any space, weight, or size of the goods, and is compatible with other automatic or conventional storage systems.
              • Efficient use of space. High density storage system, i.e., the same space with a higher storage capacity
              • Energy savings: control of lighting and reduction of space to be cooled. Only the aisle that is open is lit. Once the rack is fully loaded, the lighting for that row is automatically switched off.
              • Direct access to any stored pallet, implying a saving in time.
              • Perfect for Refrigeration chambers or deep-freeze units thanks to the reduced volume to be cooled. It also permits air circulation. In the “night-time configuration” mode, all the aisles of the installation open automatically and uniformly, with an identical but reduced width between each one. This helps to improve air circulation within the refrigeration chambers.
              • Reduction of times for manoeuvre and displacement with the forklift, using the remote control to select the aisle required for work.
              • Adaptable to any space, weight or size of product to be stored.
              • Allows picking work to take place at lower levels.
              • Compatible with other automatic or conventional systems.
              • The forklift truck type used in adjustable pallet racking zones can still be used here.
              • Reduced operating costs thanks to excellent use of space.
              • The struts and frames from the AR range are pre-galvanized.

               

            • Push-Back Racking (LIFO)

            • 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.

              How does it Work:

              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.

              Advantages:

              • 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.
            • Carton Flow Rack

            • The Carton Flow Rack system, also called Carton Live Storage, permits high density storage of cartons and light products, leading to savings in space and improved stock turnover control.

              As with the live pallet racking system, perfect product rotation is ensured in this picking system by also following the FIFO (First in, First out) system, and interference is avoided by differentiating between the loading and unloading areas.

              The Carton flow racking system reduces distances covered in the warehouse and saves operating time, so it perfectly adapts to warehouses with a large volume of manual picking operations.

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

              How does it Work:

              In the Carton flow rack or Carton Live storage system, goods slide along slightly inclined wheel carriers at the different lane levels.

              The wheel carriers can be easily adapted in the cross aisle direction to accommodate different unit loads, making this a very versatile system for carton picking. 

              Advantages:

              • Makes product turnover easier.
              • Avoids interference in restocking and material preparation
              • Product visibility and availability.
              • Reduces order preparation time.
              • Utilisation of space. high-density storage system, i.e. same space but more storage capacity.
              • Perfect product rotation: When applying the FIFO (First in, First out) system, the first unit load in is the first load out.
              • Without passage interferences. The load units are introduced and extracted in different aisles, as the loading and unloading aisles are separated.
              • Carton live storage system is compatible and combinable with other AR Racking storage systems.
              • Reduced operating costs thanks to the excellent use of space.
              • Allows the installation of pallet racking solutions at higher levels.
              • Adaptable to different sizes and shapes of boxes and light loads. Also possible to modify the gradient and distances between pulley wheels.
              • Easy installation. Carton flow rack does not require subsequent maintenance of the installation either.
              • Reduced manoeuvring and displacement times of workers due to the higher number of references at the front of the racks; shorter journeys.
              • Quick and simple extraction. The manual manoeuvring and extraction time of the unit loads is reduced due to the good location of the products.
              • Possibility of simply installing order preparation systems with WMS (Pick to light) integrated in the storage solution.
            • Longspan Shelving

            • The Longspan Shelving (AR LS) system permits the manual o picking storage of medium and small materials. This is a versatile racking that adapts to any type of unit load and facilitates direct and immediate access to stored SKUs.

              Its easy assembly and the option to incorporate accessories, such as platforms, make it possible for this racking to increase in height without compromising performance. The design, manufacture and assembly can be customized to suit client requirements and their professional sector.

              The Longspan Shelving is a selective system, enabling all unit loads and SKUs stored to be immediately accessed.

              How does it Work:

              The Longspan Shelving picking system is the ideal solution for manually storing small to medium-sized non-palletised products.

              The range of accessories and possible configurations allow the system to be modulated and tailored to any type of goods.

              Although Longspan Shelving is a manually loaded system, it utilises the full height of the facility, with higher levels accessed using mechanical means (S/R cranes or order-picking trucks) or through walkways located inside the shelving system.

              Advantages:

              • Strong: It is the most robust picking system in the market, enabling mezzanines and multi-tiers to be dimensioned on the shelving system itself.
              • High load capacity picking system
              • Agile: Longspan Shelving is easy to assemble and to replace/add components.
              • Adaptable: Wide range of bays and shelf depths.
              • Direct access to all unit loads stored and visualisation of all products.
              • Easy adjustment of beam levels every 50 mm.
              • Steel or chipboard shelf panels.
              • A variety of accessories to suit any storage needs: dividers, garment hanging rails, wire mesh shelves, and more.
              • To maximise both floor and height space, miniload and narrow aisle installations aided by order-picking machines can be implemented.
            • Multi Tier Racking

            • The Multi Tier Racking System is the optimal solution for manual storage where available space is limited. Therefore, this storage system is selective, as it allows immediate access to all unit loads and/or references stored; and versatile, given its adaptability to any type of unit load.

              This storage system provides excellent maximization of height by creating different aisle load levels high which are accessed by means of stairs.

              How does it Work:

              The Multi-tier racking system is a solution in height based on the longspan shelving system. It is ideal for manual storage where available space is limited.

              This system provides excellent maximisation of height by creating different floor levels accessed by means of stairways.

              Advantages:

              • Optimum use of space at height.
              • Adaptability to goods and accessibility.
              • Option to incorporate mechanical means.
            • Mezzanines Floors

            • Mezzanine floors can double and even triple surface area, increasing the usable surface in height by one or two levels inside a warehouse.

              They are independent structures, easy to assemble and adaptable to any space where the flooring can be made of different materials such as wood or tramex. Several accessories are available including handrails, stairs, unloading points, etc.

              Advantages:

              • Increased surface area of warehouses and stores
              • Great variety of floor sizes and types
              • Quick and simple assembly
            • Cantilever

            • The Cantilever racking is ideal for storing long and volume loads in bulk: such as tubes, beams, etc.

              This type of specific solution is made up of a base, columns, and strong and versatile cantilever arms.

              Advantages:

              • Easy assembly.
              • Simple and resistant structure.
              • Great mobility.
            • Coil Racks

            • Coil Racks or coil supports permit the simple storage of any material rolled in coils (Cable, rope, cloth, etc.).

              This storage system is mounted on a adjustable pallet racking structure which is adapted with specific supports for the storage of coils.

              The industrial coil racks make adjustable pallet racking more versatile and complement other storage systems.

              How does it Work:

              Coil racks are mounted either on the side or on the front. Both versions require a central metal shaft on which the coils are able to rotate.

              While the side coil support is fastened to the sides of the frame, the front support is only attached to the front struts.

              Both versions require two pieces mounted in parallel for their correct operation.

              Advantages:

              • Industrial coil racks allows direct and immediate access to the goods.
                Assembly, disassembly and replacement of parts is done quickly and easily.