Storage technology

What is the storage technology in intralogistics?

Storage technology in logistics includes all internal transports during storage as well as technical aids for this. This includes, for example, storage equipment such as various shelving systems, but it also includes materials handling equipment such as forklifts or lift trucks.

In addition to the racks and storage aids used, the storage technology also includes the types of storage. This includes, for example, flat storage, rackless storage, block storage, floor storage and row storage.

Which storage techniques are used in logistics?

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

  • Shelf racks
  • Pallet racks
  • Drive-in racks
  • Cantilever racks
  • High shelves
  • Automated small parts racking

In the case of storage technology conveyors, these are the main ones used:

  • Forklift
  • Lift truck
  • Belt conveyor

Another area of warehouse technology deals with occupational safety and environmental protection as well as the storage of hazardous goods. This environmental storage technology has its focus not in economic goals, but in ecological ones.


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