Pallet terminals

Terminale paletowe

Pallet terminals (delivery and collection storage compartments, P&D, P&D compartments) are racking accessories that improve the transport of goods in warehouses with narrow aisles.

There are usually two types of material handling equipment in narrow aisle warehouses: inter-aisle system trucks (with forks pointing toward the side of the vehicle) or automatic stacker cranes, which operate in the space between racks, and standard front-end trucks, which operate in the space between racks.

Pallet terminals are used as an interface between these two types of load handling equipment. This is because they form an extension of the beams (traverses), allowing the pallet to be positioned outside the frame. Pallets in this position can be picked up both by a truck operating in the aisle and by a truck operating in the space between the racks and the distribution area.

Pallet terminal parameters

MGL offers three types of P&D compartments with different anchorages and load capacities:

  1. “S” type – construction of low weight capacity.
    It is assembled to the frame with typical clevis mounts with protection.
  1. “M” type – construction of higher weight limit. It is assembled to the frame by bolted joints which fix compartment supports directly to the perforated frame.
  2.  “HD” type – construction of the highest weight limit. This compartment is assembled to the outermost frame and the next one in a rack row. Bolted connections fix the compartment to the perforated framing columns.

Load weight limits for P&D compartments:

Pallet length (mm)Model “S” (kg)Model “M” (kg)Model “HD” (kg)

Application of pick & drop compartments

Turret trucks or stacker truck deliver and collect pallets from P&D compartment in the same way as they operate on other compartments in a rack row.
Forklift trucks deliver and collect loads from P&D compartment from the front of a pallet rack.
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