How Pallet Flow Racking Work
Pallet flow racking is a first-in first-out (FIFO) storage system, the first pallet loaded into a lane will be the first pallet unloaded on the other end of the rack. Full-width pallet rack rollers are set on a slight slope downward from the load end to the unload end. When a pallet is put in the first position of lane, it will roll forward toward the other end by gravity. You just unload it when needed at the picking end.
Speed-control rollers are installed on roller lane by certain distance. It ensures the pallet moves in a safe speed until the unload end. Pallet could be continuously loaded on the lane, and they will accumulate until the lane is full. When a pallet is removed from the unload end, the pallets in behind will roll forward one position and come to rest on the ramp stops at the end of the lane.
- FIFO – First in first out
- Ideal for expiry dated materials
- High-density storage
- Fast speed of loading and unloading
- Well suited to cold or freezing storage
How many pallets deep could it be in a channel?
As to our experience, for most of the projects, a pallet flow roller lane holds from 5 to 10 pallets. However, it could be designed to store more pallets per lane if necessary. A maximum pallet deep we suggest is 15 pallets.
How much weight of a pallet could it be?
Pallet weight could be up to 1500kg.
What is the estimated lead time for a gravity racking project?
First of all, our technical engineer and local sales distributor will contact you for a meet. After checking your site, we will design a layout and confirm with you. We will start production as soon as you order and generally it takes about 30 days for production.