Pick&Drop compartments (delivery and collection storage compartments, P&D, P&D compartments) are racking accessories which make load handling process more efficient, especially in narrow aisle warehouses.
There are usually two types of material handling equipment in narrow aisle warehouses:
- Reach trucks or automatic stacker cranes working in the aisles,
- Standard reach trucks or forklift trucks entering the rack structure.
Pick&Drop compartments enable to create bays where loads are exchanged between different types of material handling equipment. P&D compartments form the extension of beams that allows storing pallets outside the frame. Pallets in this position can be retrieved by trucks working in the aisle as well as trucks working between loading and distribution zone. Pick&Drop installations are also used as intermediate storage place for empty pallets. Thanks to this application they are also perfect for wide aisle racking systems.