Storage technology

What is warehouse technology in intralogistics?

Warehouse technology in logistics includes all internal transportation during storage as well as technical aids for this. This includes, for example, storage equipment such as various shelving systems, but also materials handling equipment such as forklift trucks or pallet trucks.

In addition to the racking and storage aids used, storage technology also includes the storage types. These include, for example, flat storage, rackless storage, block storage, floor storage and row storage.

Which storage technologies are used in logistics?

The storage equipment makes up a large part of the storage technology used. These include, for example:

  • Shelving racks
  • Pallet racks
  • Drive-in racks
  • Cantilever racking
  • High racks
  • Automated small parts shelving

These are the main materials handling equipment used in storage technology:

  • Forklift truck
  • Lift truck
  • Belt conveyor

Another area of warehouse technology deals with occupational health and safety, environmental protection and the storage of hazardous goods. This environmental storage technology does not focus on economic goals, but on ecological ones.


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