High-bay racking silos

Where utility meets innovative industrial architecture.

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[Translate "Englisch"] Hochregalsilo - Galler - header

Galler high-bay racking - rack clad pallet warehouses

High-bay racking silos are used to store large quantities of an item with a high turnover rate. At the same time, the high-bay pallet rack also takes on the function of a load-carrying building structure. This means that the roof and wall cladding is fastened to the rack structure; they are also called rack clad warehouses. This method provides a number of advantages, first during the construction phase and also later during operation. For example, the compact design allows a highly efficient utilisation of the available project site. Costs can be saved that are otherwise incurred for buildings, and the warehouse shell can be treated like production equipment for tax purposes.

It might seem that high-bay warehouses do not leave architects a lot of freedom for artistic expression. The rack structure is simultaneously the bearing structure of the building, the racks and the logistics machinery determine the shape. This means that any artistic design is limited to the outer shell. However, accepting this design challenge can be rewarding. Because due to their size, high-bay warehouses turn into a defining feature of the landscape – whether located in an industrial estate or in an open field.

A building shell with a sophisticated design can become a kind of canvas, a response of the industrial building to its environment and a means of mutual architectural communication.

Ultimately, it does embody the corporate image and it makes an essential contribution to the acceptance of the company by the local community. Building such a large structure does create responsibility, and for this reason, the architectural design should not be neglected when planning a high-bay warehouse.

High-bay racking silos are used to store large quantities of an item with a high turnover rate. At the same time, the high-bay pallet rack also takes on the function of a load-carrying building structure. This means that the roof and wall cladding is fastened to the rack structure; they are also called rack clad warehouses. This method provides a number of advantages, first during the construction phase and also later during operation. For example, the compact design allows a highly efficient utilisation of the available project site. Costs can be saved that are otherwise incurred for buildings, and the warehouse shell can be treated like production equipment for tax purposes.

Application and solution examples

Accessories for roof and walls

[Translate "Englisch"] Lichtkuppel

Dome light

Dome lights have multiple purposes: They allow natural light to enter the structure, but they also allow smoke to escape in the event of a fire. For this purpose, they are implemented as smoke heat exhaust ventilation systems (SHEVs) that can be triggered by thermo-automatic, thermo-pneumatic or thermo-electrical actuators. In addition to its function as a fire safety device, the dome light can also be used for the ventilation of the warehouse via a separate controller.

[Translate "Englisch"] Wandaufbau Standard

Standard wall design

The wall cassettes are built from plastic-coated continuously galvanised sheet steel. The elements are bolted directly to the rack beams. Insulation panels made from mineral wool insulate the storage space; trapezoidal sheet steel with vertical beading is bolted on the outside to form the facade. Cold bridges are insulated with adhesive neoprene tape.