Case Study for Pallet Gate for Order Picking Racking System

Client :Manufacturer racking Systems. 

Requirement: Pallet Gates for high level order picking racks with suspended floors for large internet distribution warehouse . 



  • Narrow aisles make the use of  a standard up and over gates a collision hazard to forklift traffic
  • Low height racking with high load pallets.
  • Pallet gates being used by all picking personnel
Pallet racking layout

Racking Layout

  • Client layout (Click for larger view) shows a section of the multi-level order picking floors.
  • The system is arranged in a comb shaped layout.
  • The comb teeth racks, shown, are arranged in pairs with interlinking floors and are visualised with a version of our Omega model space saving vertical track gates. 
  • The opening and closing of the gates do not interfere with forklift traffic, when operated. 
  • This model is also very easy to operate, having a balanced gate system which negates operator fatigue.
Special pallet gate built into racking syste,


  • After trials it was decided that the best suolution was to design a special built-in pallet gate. Photo (left) shows an alternative NEW concept vertical gate system for racking applications.
  • double flanged rollers with bearings. These rollers are especially designed to run on the profile of the rack uprights.
  • When the operater lowers the inner gate it raises the edge gate
  • This innovative solution cuts cost and allows for easy set up on site. 
Pulley system bolted to rack frame
  • The gates are connected by steel wire ropes over precision pulleys. These are mounted at top of racking uprights below next level (See photo right).
  • Safety wires are fitted between gates for additional security. 
  • Gates can have two or three horizontal bars depending on rack height clearance available for pallet height. Mesh infill and kick plates are optional extras.
  • Gates a very easy to operate and provide all personnel with fool-proof fall protection and protect from the danger of collision with moving loads.

* Now more often superceded by the Sigma Model which is a more compact design.



We can help you too!


The pallet gate design and manufacturing services (To ISO 9001)  provided by our in-house mezzanine barrier division meet the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive


Do you need help in providing a suitable HSE recommended double barrier system for you loading operation? - We here to help!


You can select from six different models in the Safety Pallet Gates section of this website.  You will also find a helpful Selecting Your Pallet Gate  guide page.  Or on each of the model pages, there is detailed information on what the model does and the full dimensions etc.  Plus there is a specific enquiry form for each model for you to use.


Not sure which model you need?


You can use our easy-to-use online Enquiry Forms- Just select the one which covers your particular application to tell us what your  exact requirements are and we will provide a no-obligation, competitive quotation for the right type of safety gate to meet your safety requirements.  Alternatively, you can call our sales team to discuss your problem in more detail .  For UK calls 0161 223 1990 or International  calls to +44 161 223 1990 or by email to


Call today on 0161 223 1990

If you have any questions or wish to

discuss your application, please

contact our sales team:


UK Calls: 0161 223 1990

International calls to:
+44 161 223 1990 or by email:

Or use our contact forms


Pallet Gates and Safety Barriers

Div. of DALE Lifting and Handling Specialists

2 Kelbrook Road


M11 2QA

United Kingdom


New EU legislation requires us to inform you that we use cookies.Our use of cookies is limited, but
you may wish to read our policy before continuing. 

Get social with us.

Print Print | Sitemap Recommend this page Recommend this page
© 2016