Pallet Flow Racking Systems
If you are interested in purchasing pallet flow racking systems for your operation, there a number of aspects to consider. Continue reading to learn about when and why pallet flow racking should be incorporated into an operation. A REB material handling specialist can assess your operation and let you know which options are best for you.
Read below to learn how pallet flow racking works, key features, advantages, and if it's right for your operation.
How It Works
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.
- 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
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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.
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.
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.
- Prevents inventory from becoming outdated.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 engineers, all highly experienced in the material handling industry. These people know this industry inside and out.
REB is highly knowledgeable and experienced in designing, engineering, 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 engineering, 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, Rack System Engineering
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, Engineering
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: Engineering, Design, Instillation, Permitting Support