Pallet Flow rack is perfect for fast-moving product with First-In/First-Out (FIFO) stock rotation. Gravity flow rollers and/or skate wheels on sloped shelves or rails allow palletized loads to flow forward for picking. The high-density storage utilizes space with fewer aisles. Pallet Flow rack can be used as a standalone high-density FIFO storage system or it can be used as a replenishment system for pick modules. Warehouse floor space utilization can be maximized with fewer aisles by storing pallets back to back. Unlike in static systems such as drive-in / drive-thru pallet rack, product flows to a picking position and is easily accessible to the operator.
Pallet Flow rack is considered high-density storage, but because of the slope that is required to make it work it is the least of the high-density storage applications. Pallet Flow rack is typically justified by the improvements in operations. Pallet pickers should never have to wait for product to be available. Pallets should always be ready to be picked. Pallet Flow rack can stage pallets 5, 10, 20, 50 deep possibly. The depth is all dependent upon how much space is available to obtain the needed slope to obtain flow.
HCM Systems has found that Pallet Flow rack is popular on the distribution side of manufacturing processes.
We also provide our customers with Roll Form Selective Rack, Structural Selective Rack, Double Deep Selective Rack, Drive-In / Drive-Thru Pallet Rack, Push-Back Pallet Rack, and Automated Storage & Retrieval (AS/RS)