What is a Pallet Flow Rack System?

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Our team at Carolina Material Handling Inc. understands the important role your pallet rack system plays in the smooth operation of your business. We want to help you ensure your operation runs as efficiently as possible, so we offer a wide range of pallet racking systems to suit your needs. In this article, we will discuss the pallet flow rack system, going over a few of its defining characteristics to help you decide if it is right for your needs.

What is a Pallet Flow Rack System?

  • Sloped Channels with Rollers – The main thing that makes a pallet flow rack system different from other pallet rack designs is its use of sloped channels and rollers. In most systems, there are banks of racks separated by aisles, which allow workers to access the shelves for loading and unloading. In a pallet flow rack system, all the racks are right next to each other, and pallets are loaded from one side only. As pallets are removed from the other side, the next pallet simply rolls (or flows) into place.
  • Efficient Turnover – Pallet flow rack systems allow for extremely efficient product turnover, as they significantly reduce the time spent loading and unloading shelves. The systems are designed to ensure a smooth, first-in, first-out flow. With these systems in place, your workers will be able to spend more time on other pressing tasks.
  • Space Optimization – Another benefit of a pallet flow rack system is the way it allows you to make better use of your space. Since these systems eliminate the need for aisles, they allow you to pack more racks and more pallets into a smaller area of warehouse space.