Pallet Flow Racking Systems

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Pallet flow racking systems are first-in, first-out systems that provide high storage density while maintaining high selectivity. These systems are often used for products that can become outdated, since the oldest products are always used first.

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

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

REB’s Turnkey Services for Selective Pallet Flow Rack Systems

REB provides full project management of your pallet flow rack 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 pallet flow rack 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 pallet weight. This ensures that your pallets will seamlessly flow from the loading aisle to the picking aisle. If needed, we can conduct a test of the system to make sure that pallets will flow as desired.

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

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Permitting Support

If necessary, we’ll evaluate if permitting for your pallet flow rack 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 pallet 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 pallet flow racking systems in warehouses nationwide. We’ll ensure that your operation’s pallet 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 Pallet Fl0w Racking Systems Work

In pallet flow racking systems, the rack supports inclined rollers or wheels that allow pallets to glide from the back (loading) aisle to the front (picking) aisle.

Key Features of Pallet Flow Racking Systems

  • Designed for first-in, first-out (FIFO) inventory
  • Provides excellent volume utilization
  • Can range from 2-12+ pallets deep
  • Can be fitted with a number of accessories to aid in safe, effective distribution including:
    • Entry guides
    • Ramp Stops
    • Speed Controllers 
  • Polycarbonate wheels available 
  • Split case steel rollers available

Is a Pallet Flow Racking System Right For Your Operation?

Understanding what type of system will benefit your operation is important. Read the following factors to gain knowledge on the best operation types for pallet flow rack.


Pallet flow racking allows for continuous inventory rotation, so companies distributing date-sensitive products that are palletized 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 pallet flow rack provides, 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. Pallet flow racking is an excellent option for this.

Maintain Good Quality Pallets

Companies utilizing high quality pallets will find this system to work for them. High-quality pallets must be used in order for a pallet flow racking system to work properly.

Advantages of Pallet Flow Racking Systems

There are many advantages associated with pallet flow racking systems. Listed below are some advantages pallet flow racking can offer your operation.

  • High selectivity, increasing warehouse productivity.
  • High density, improving warehouse space optimization.
  • Highly durable.
  • Customizable.
  • 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 Pallet 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 pallet flow racking 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


Pick Module Design- Case Study

A pool supplies distributor was relocating its distribution center to accommodate growth. 

Products: Selective Rack, Carton Flow Rack, Pallet Flow Rack, Pick Module

Services: Design, Instillation

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Pallet Flow Scaffolding Storage - Case Study

A manufacturer of scaffolding was seeking a new storage method to reduce damage, cycle inventory, and improve storage density.

Products: Pallet Flow Rack

Services: Instillation, Design

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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: Pallet Flow Rack, Selective Rack

Services: Design, Instillation, Permitting Support

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Brian Dubin

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."

Bruce Moulton

Harrington Industrial Plastics

“REB is by far my favorite vendor, the customer service and dedication to making sure every order is complete and on time. Fantastic communication, and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Gary Rothschild

Epko Industries

“First time customer and REB provided excellent service and competitive pricing. Would use them again.”

Elliot Sneen

Cabernet Corporation

“Great customer service with an accurate storage system!”

Richard Steed

Pacific Storage Company

“We have used REB Storage Systems for a number of years and will continue to do so in the years to come. Their entire staff are wonderful to work with and provide a seamless installation from beginning to end. Their focus to detail and quality installation has been a valuable resource to our company.”

Tom Beckermann

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.”


If you need a complete pallet flow rack system, we can help.
We've been creating high density pallet 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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