Push back rack is a last-in, first-out inventory management option. Watch this video to find out more about push back rack including how it works and ideal uses (1-minute, 30 seconds).
Hi and welcome to this edition of Total Warehouse Tutorials. This week we will be covering push back rack.
Push back rack is made up of uprights, beams, and carts on inclined rails. Each pallet is loaded from the front of the system on to a cart that moves along these rails. Using the next pallet, the fist is slowly pushed back until it is aligned with the next available cart – hence the name Push back rack.
When the front pallet is unloaded, the next pallet glides to the front for picking. This flow process makes push back systems a last-in, first-out inventory management option.
A typical pushback system can be 2 to 7 pallets deep and 1, 2, or 3 pallets wide on a beam – 2 wide most commonly. Carts can be manufactured with welded struts to accept wire or solid decks, providing additional flexibility for storing various pallet widths. Push back rack is available in both structural and roll formed steel.
Push back systems utilize the warehouse cube to reduce required aisle space and maximize product storage, making it a high-density pallet storage solution that is ideal for warehouses and distribution centers that require access to multiple groups of SKU’s simultaneously.
That’s it for this edition of Total Warehouse Tutorials. I hope you join us for our next edition on cantilever rack.
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