Pallet flow racking is a method of storing items with the use of rollers and wheels to carry and store pallets. 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 decreased as pallets move from the load end to the unload end on their own.
About Pallet Flow Racking
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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. Lanes 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.
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