What is Pallet Flow Racking?

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Pallet flow rack is a first in first out racking system (FIFO) that utilizes gravity roller tracks to form a gravity flow lane. The tracks are set with a decline pitch which allows pallets to move by gravity from the in feed side (rear) to the pick side (front).

Dynamic brakes are installed within the track system to control the speed and assist in tracking of the pallets for safe handling. A pallet flow racking systems lane capacity can range from two to 20 or more pallets deep. A pallet flow rack system is specifically designed for those with limited building space that are seeking a high density storage system solution. Pallet flow systems are ideal for those looking for a FIFO pallet storage system providing maximum storage density. Pallet flow provides FIFO (First In, First Out) inventory control and is preferred for products requiring stock rotation of time sensitive or perishable goods.

Every pallet facing on each level can be a different SKU, offering accessibility to each product. Pallet flow can be utilized to handle pallet loads or in high volume case pick operations to minimize restocking efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pallet Flow Racking

Gravity Flow Racking (aka pallet flow racking) is a FIFO high density pallet storage system that utilizes gravity flow track within a pallet racking system to load, organize and retrieve stored cartons or pallets within a warehouse. The gravity flow track / rails are set with a decline pitch, which allows gravity to move pallets and/or cartons from the in feed side (rear) to the pick side (front).

Pallet flow rack costs from $100 to $400 per pallet position based on how many pallets deep the system is. Pallet brakes in systems deeper than 3 pallets deep will significantly impact the cost per pallet position. Used pallet flow systems are generally priced 30% to 40% less than new pallet flow systems.

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