Pallet Flow Racking
Pallet flow racking or is a method of storing items with the use of rollers and wheels to carry and store pallets in one storage unit. Because of its depth ranging from 2 to over 20 pallets deep, higher storage density is provided that any other racking type. Forklift travel is decreases as pallets move from the load end to the unload end on their own. Furthermore, the first pallet loaded will also be the first one to be unloaded from the lane (FIFO method). The pallets behind will roll and move a single position forward when one pallet is removed from the unload end. The forklift operators can then work individually with the help of flow rack.
The Process and Usage of Pallet Flow Racking
Set of full width rollers and wheel tracks set on a slight slope downward from the load to unload end are contained in a flow rack system. This allows the operator to put the pallet in the first position, then, rolls forward to the other end. Lane are installed with speed controllers to guarantee that pallet moves in a secure way to the unload end. Unless the lane becomes full, operators may continue to add pallets into the lane.
Pallet flow racking is particularly suited for bulk products which are normally present in manufacturing industries wherein many pallets of the same item are created. Flow rack usage enters in to cater orders for shipment. Others also use flow rack in picking systems to stock pallet loads of products for large volume case pick-ups.
What can Pallet Flow Racking do?
Pallet flow system is versatile to various pallet sizes. However, quality and standards shouldn’t be compromised. Always check the need and requirement of your warehouse. Other advantages of pallet flow racking are as follows:
- Picking lanes are increased.
- Each lane can be stored with different commodities.
- Compact storage.
- Alternative to Drive-in racking systems with FIFO principle.