Pallet Flow Racks For First-in First-Out (FIFO) Retrieval
Pallet flow racks, or "gravity flow" racks are a dynamic storage system that use gravity rollers to automate pallet storage and retrieval and increase storage efficiency. A pallet is placed on the "loading" side and is then moved to the "picking" side using gravity rollers. As each load is removed, the pallet behind it automatically moves forward one position closer to the picking position. This makes for an automatic stock rotation, therefore, reducing labor costs.
Pallet Flow Racks Systems are Great for:
Companies who store or distribute dairy, deli, pharmaceuticals, or other date-sensitive or perishable items.
Using a pallet flow storage system can double or even triple the storage capacity in your facility compared to other methods. Thanks to the pallet flow system, companies notice that inventory turnover becomes quick and efficient. Pallet speed can be controlled by the type of pallet flow rollers and brakes engineered into the system.
This system is heavily utilized by companies that have expiration date-sensitive products, which is why they are heavily utilized in freezer warehouse or food distribution centers. Pallet flow systems offer accessories to fit the needs of your product and can be designed to accommodate a depth of up to 20 pallets.
Advantages of Pallet Flow Racks:
- Once loaded, product rotation is automatic
- Dedicated lane to one product
- Great for large numbers of pallets – anywhere from 8-20 pallets
- Quick and efficient inventory turnover (FIFO retrieval)
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