Very Narrow Aisle Racking is specially designed to maximise pallet storage, while still allowing individual access to all pallets. Aisle width varies from 1.7 meters to 2.2 meters. It is the perfect solution to maximise your warehouse space.
The clue to the greater efficiency of this system is to be found in the three initial letters that are an abbreviation for “very narrow aisle”.
Combined with the increased capacity provided by a marked reduction in the width of the aisles between racks.
Even more storage space can be gained by also extending their overall height, so as to accommodate additional rows. Using this system, it is quite possible for a company to increase its warehousing capacity by as much as 40% when compared with earlier options.
Benefits of Very Narrow Aisle Pallet Racking
As well as increased capacity, the use of VNA racking offers its users a number of other valuable benefits.
In particular, the inclusion of radio frequency controls on the material handling equipment provides the busy distributor with a means to ensure that the number of pallet cycles during any given hour will be maximised.
To operate effectively in the more confined spaces presented by the narrower aisles, however, special handling machines with either a shorter reach or a counterbalance will be required.
Also, to ensure the stability of these far taller racks, which can be as much as 17 meter in height, the surface on which they stand will need to be perfectly horizontal and flat.
Very Narrow Aisle Racking
Very Narrow Aisle is served by specially designed handling equipment – Combination order pickers, Turret trucks, Stacker cranes or VNA Trucks. These are needed to manoeuvre in the very narrow aisles which are only marginally wider than the trucks.
They are guided along the aisle by wireless control and do not retrieve or deposit the pallet. The mast or fork head rotates to left and right as required.
These systems come into their own where there is limited floor space, but a requirement to store a huge volume of stock and pallet.