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Because it operates on the LIFO principle, where the last product to enter must be the first to leave, the Drive In is ideal for warehouses that work with high volume of the same items, or perform the entry and exit with low to medium turnover.
What is the Drive In System?
The Drive In System is formed from structures installed in an industry that operates from the storage of products.
 
These structures have as characteristics to form a compact storage system for palletized goods, where the forklifts move within the structure itself, performing the supply and withdrawal of products with low implementation cost.
 
Because it operates on the LIFO (Last in, First out) principle, where the last product to enter must be the first to leave, the Drive In is ideal for warehouses that work with a high volume of the same items, or perform the entry and exit with low to medium turnover.
 
In addition, the excellent use of storage offers a reduction of up to 50% in the space used, providing gains in depth in its structure.
 
Where does the Drive In System have its application?
For its application, aiming to be a self-control system, it is the ideal solution for the production of raw material in food industries, storage in frozen and cooled chambers, or even in production lung area.
 
As a characteristic, it keeps seasonal products much longer stored without suffering damages, because the pallets are not self stacked and the pressure is zero, that is, it is a compact storage, commonly known as block-type, which favors these types of goods.
 
How to deploy it in a company?
For the implementation of the Drive In System, the environment where it will be installed, is first of all analyzed and studied for the best way of implementation, seeking to meet the needs of the operation and if necessary adapt it to the warehouse.
 
Considering, within the strategic and application plan, all the company's demand needs and its daily operation. For a next step, it is fundamental to have the knowledge about the whole area of space and what is the result to be achieved.
 
In order to generate value to the warehouse and the activities practiced there, it is of great importance to be allied with professionals in the area, because for its realization, an engineering project is developed in an exclusive way, seeking to reach all the real needs of each establishment.
 
How are the Drive In System operations organized?
This is a strategically developed system, because it is thought on the use of the users even before being built, which results in a lot of practicality and favoring the operations processes inside the warehouse.
 
The ways of operating a Drive In System are through the use of reach trucks or counterbalanced trucks, making the logistic processes more flexible.
 
Attributes such as stock maximization and the use of the LIFO principle provide greater assertiveness in the case of logistical processes for storage.
 
In this system, the frequency of stock turnover is worked, as small number of SKUs and or great quantity of items per SKU, having as characteristics the storage of fragile items that cannot be stacked and unstable loads.
 
Understand more about the LIFO principle
LIFO is an acronym in English: "Last In, First Out". Referring to the way of operation and handling within a warehouse's stock.
 
The way it works works is as follows: The last in, first out, must be the first out, and for this, they are carried out on the same side of the structure.
 
This method is used in warehouses that operate with low or medium turnover of goods, that is, that the expiration date is extended, since LIFO operates in such a way as to leave the first product in stock for a longer time, which characterizes the stock as always having older products stored.
 
Knowing this, it is essential to keep a great care with these loads, because like any merchandise, they rotate according to the market and to be careful not to enter obsolete the type of merchandise that is stored, for example electronic products, is essential.
 
Know the structure of the Drive In System
The Drive In System is developed from basic elements, which are fundamental to provide the best result in logistics operations in storage.
 
Know the structure and basic elements of a Drive In System:
- Mounts - are columns designed with fittings for precision and agility in the execution of the assembly. They are screwed and allow easy relocation.
- Arms and rails - guarantee maximum use of height, ensuring resistance and protection. In the event of any pallet being moved during its placement, it will have the support of the rail on the opposite side.
- Guide rail - allows the forklift with guide wheels (retractable or counterbalanced) to enter smoothly, ensuring practicality and safety for the operator in front of the structure.
- Protectors - the shin guard offers a shape that facilitates the entry of the pallet and strengthens the columns in the region.
- Special Protectors - Designed for a higher level of safety, special options of protectors are used according to market requirements and the reality of the company. They are designed with safety in mind and are adaptable to existing structures.
 
Advantages that the Drive In System offers
The advantages that a Drive In System offers are part of its form of storage, being compact, i.e., blocked, which provides zero pressure, preserving the integrity of the goods. In this system, there are no stacked pallets, as well as no horizontal forces - acting on the pallets.
 
For pallets with unstable loads, Drive In minimizes the risk of falling or tipping over, loads such as Big Bags, stacked boxes without stretch film, and high loads are examples of application.
 
Other advantages are the high utilization rate of the available volume, gains in cold room operations, and the smaller space used by this system, resulting in a decrease in the number of aisles. In addition, the Drive In System demands a lower initial investment in operation compared to other block solutions.
 
The Drive In Bertolini
The Drive In System, developed by Bertolini Sistemas de Armazenagem, provides countless advantages and flexibility for the logistics processes of a warehouse that adopts it.
 
In its structure, there are no aisles, so products are stored in depth, allowing a high occupancy rate of area and storage volume.
 
The Drive In Bertolini System is developed from basic and fundamental elements in high quality material, essential to provide the best in performing storage logistics operations.
 
It is a market leader product, with recognized quality, levels adjusted from 30 to 30mm, versatility in bolted load support arms, with greater rigidity and reliability for street geometry that privileges safety, that is, even in case of bad positioning, the pallet will always be supported by the stringers.
 
In the Drive In Bertolini System, the rails are manufactured in high performance galvanized steel (ZAR - high resistance galvanized).
 
Faced with the friction resulting from pallet movement, galvanized steel is the best solution, with greater resistance to friction and wear due to pallet movement. It also offers a high resistance guide rail.
 
The safety included in the development of robust and durable elements for the storage process in companies is fundamental. And that is the mission of Bertolini Sistemas de Armazenagem, ensuring logistics operations!
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