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Carton flow rack systems are ideal for operations with continuous inventory rotation. Carton flow racking is a gravity supported system which offers high density storage. A REB material handling specialist can assess your operation and let you know which options are best for you.

REB Storage Systems International is a material handling systems integrator that provides full project management of carton flow racking systems. Our services include design, permitting support, subcontractor management, procurement of materials, and installation.

Read below to learn more about REB’s carton flow racking systems.

REB’s Turnkey Services for Carton Flow Racking Systems

REB provides full project management of your carton flow racking system. A REB project manager will be your point of contact throughout the project. Our project managers prioritize communication and will make sure that all applicable parties have a firm understanding of timelines and progression of the project.

Read below to better understand our carton flow racking system project management services.

Design Services

Your REB account executive will speak with you to make sure we thoroughly understand the scope of your project. If necessary, we’ll conduct an onsite assessment. We want to make sure we understand your goals and current pain points so that we provide you with a solution that is optimized to your operation.

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During the design process, we’ll obtain information such as your SKU profiles, space restrictions, and picking processes. We’ll determine the required pitch based on your system’s length and height and carton weight. This ensures that your carton will seamlessly flow from the loading aisle to the picking aisle. We will also determine if entry guides and carton stops are beneficial.

Once all information is obtained, REB project designers will create a CADD drawing of your carton flow racking system that suits all space and picking process requirements.

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Permitting Support

If necessary, we’ll evaluate if permitting for your carton flow racking system is required. If permits are required, we’ll put together and submit all drawings and other documentation needed for permit approval. This often includes a high pile storage report.

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Subcontractor Management

Once your carton flow racking system design is finalized, your REB project manager will secure all suppliers and subcontractors. We’ll manage their involvement through the project. This includes freight and installation.

Our project managers prioritize communication and will make sure that all applicable parties have a firm understanding of timelines and progression of the project.

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System Installation

REB Storage Systems has more than 60 years of professional experience installing carton flow racking systems in warehouses nationwide. We’ll ensure that your operation’s carton flow racking system is safely installed and compliant with MHI & OSHA standards while it optimizes your storage space and improves efficiency.

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How Carton Flow Racking Systems Work

In carton flow rack, the rack supports inclined rollers or wheels that allow cartons to glide from the back (loading) aisle to the front (picking) aisle.

When the front carton is unloaded, the next automatically glides into picking position for increased picking efficiency.

Key Features of Carton Flow Racking Systems

Carton flow rack is equipped with many useful features. There are also elements that can be added to better suit your operation.

Key features to know when considering a carton flow racking system include:

  • Designed for first-in, first-out (FIFO) inventory.
  • Provides high density.
  • Possible to be integrated with other systems to create a pick module.
  • There are a number of carton flow accessories to help with safe, efficient distribution such as:
    • Lane Guides
    • Brakes
  • Tilt trays can be added to the discharge end of the system for easy access into the top of a case for piece-picking.
  • Full bed polycarbonate wheels available for varying carton widths.
  • Full width steel rollers and polycarbonate wheels available for consistent carton widths.

Is a Carton Flow Racking System Right For Your Operation?

Consider these factors when deciding if carton flow racks will suit your operation.

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Carton flow rack systems are ideal for high volume case-pick and piece-pick applications. It can accommodate operations with SKUs that are uniform shape and size, as well as those that vary in size.


This racking allows for continuous inventory rotation. Companies distributing date-sensitive products that are stored in cartons, cases, or totes will benefit from this type of rack system. Food and beverage distribution is an example of this.

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Due to the high density provided, it is very beneficial for cooler or freezer storage. Since coolers and freezers are expensive real estate, getting the most out of these areas for storage and efficiency is high priority. It is an excellent option for this.

Adantages of Carton Flow Racks

Carton flow racks may be an advantage to your operation if you:

  • High selectivity, increasing warehouse productivity.
  • High density, improving warehouse space optimization.
  • Require evenly distributed pallets 
  • Decreased case picking time
  • Decreased labor costs
  • Prevents inventory from becoming outdated.
  • Prevents inventory from declining in value.
  • Helps ensure that any inventory warranties do not expire.
  • Allows for easier tracking of stock, since each lane is generally its own SKU and is therefore highly visible.
  • Can be integrated with other rack systems to create a pick module.

Your Next Step for a Carton Flow Racking System

Whether your next step is to gather more information or request a quote, consider REB Storage Systems. REB is a highly experienced systems integrator, in business since 1962. REB has 17 in-house project managers and project designers, all highly experienced in the material handling industry. These people know this industry inside and out.

REB is highly knowledgeable and experienced in designing and installing carton flow systems and will make sure your system is the best fit for your space. We work with you to provide a turnkey system. From design, products procurement, subcontractor management, install, and permitting support, REB handles it all for you.

We’d appreciate the opportunity to help you further, whether that be more information or a quote. Fill in the contact form on this page or call us at (800) 252-5955 to get in touch with a REB representative.

Case Studies To Consider


Optimizing Vertical Storage- Case Study

An auto component manufacturer was expanding their operations which required for a building expansion. 

Products: Selective Rack, Carton Flow Rack, Cantilever Rack

Services: Design, Rack Installation

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Area Allocation Reqiurement

A manufacturer of insulation and fiberglass composites needed to add storage to their 34,000 sq. ft. warehouse.

Products: Push Back Rack, Carton Flow Rack, Selective Rack

Services: Rack System design, Freight, Rack Installation

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Rack Supported Cooler and Freezer- Case Study

A vaccine distributor was relocating their distribution center to a new building and needed a turnkey storage solution for their cooler and freezer sections.

PRODUCTS: Selective Rack, Carton Flow Rack, Cantilever Rack

SERVICES: Design, Rack Installation

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All Products Automotive, Inc.

“We have been a customer for over 15 years. REB offers a good selection of products at great prices. They are an excellent source of materials along with suggestions and information on a variety of storage issues."

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Harrington Industrial Plastics

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Epko Industries

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Cabernet Corporation

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Pacific Storage Company

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Felling Trailers Inc.

“REB Storage Systems provides a high quality product with the best customer service in the industry, no matter the volume of products we buy.”


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We've been creating high density carton flow racking systems for more than 50 years.  
Whether your project is large or small, we have the expertise to ensure your next project is a success.

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