A rack can be divided into vertical zones based on the scale of an adult (average size of 1.70 m). The gripping zone starts at an average height of 60 – 80 cm and reaches up to a height of 1.40 – 1.60 m.

Employees can reach the gripping zone without additional aids. Therefore, this area usually contains goods that are considered to be high-traffic.  This saves time during picking due to the quick removal of goods and the easy removal of goods means that little energy is consumed by employees.

bending zone - gripping zone - viewing zone - stretching zone


The area above the gripping zone is called the viewing zone. You can find more information on this under Rack zones – viewing zone.

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