How A Pallet Flow Racking Work
Made up of uprights, beams and inclined roller rails, pallets glide from the loading aisle to the picking aisle. Pallets are loaded at the back end with the aid of entry guides. Gravity moves pallets to the front or to the lower end of the system. It stops when it reaches the ramp stop or another pallet in the lane. When a pallet is removed, the next pallet rolls forward to the picking position.
Major Parts and Accessories
A gravity flow rack is made up of upright steel frames connected by horizontal steel beams. Roller rails are placed on top of the beams with gradual inclination. Rails consist of a track and rollers that move pallets smoothly. Brakes will be added to control speed. Stops are placed at the picking end to keep pallets from falling off the flow lane. Optional brakes may be installed for speed control.
Features and Benefits of Pallet Flow Racking
- FIFO management. Good inventory rotation prevents spoilage and wastage.
- Space-saving. Get rid of extra aisles between lanes.
- Fast load and unload. Gives more efficient use of machinery and manpower resources.
- High-density storage. It can go deep and high, producing value-for-money solid volume storage.
Common Use and Applications
- Ideal for date-sensitive products such as food and beverage stores
- Well-suited to cold or freezing storage
- Grocery and drug distribution facility