Pallet flow racks also known as first in, first out dynamic storage system enables one achieve high density storage. Pallet flow storage basically maximizes actual storage space while minimizing aisles. The flow systems are designed to hold up to 20 pallets deep in one lane and allow for quick and efficient inventory turnover.
Customization is very important such that effective pallet flow racking system as well as manufacturers provide the different types of rollers that serve diverse applications. Some of the manufacturers also customize their pallet flow rack system with pallets steel plastic and speed controller capacities which are uniquely designed for user’s product weight ranges.
How they function
Pallet flow rack system operate through a mechanism where the pallets are loaded from the loading aisle into the storage lane through gravity towards the discharge aisle. The pallets are usually placed on the rollers that allow them to flow towards the front of the rack system. Once they have glided to the front of the system the pallets are laid to rest on the pallet stops until they are unloaded from the pick face.
As the pallets are removed or unloaded from the system each of the pallets that was behind is rolled forward one position. The process happens continuously until the lane is empty. The speed of the pallet is controlled by the type of rollers as well as the brakes that are engineered into the braking system.
They save a lot of space due to the high-density storage. they are customizable which means that they can be tailor made to suit any design. They are very fast giving access to every product in the warehouse. They are also user friendly and very reliable with very minimal maintenance required.