Pallet Flow racking is suitable for FIFO (First In First Out) storage of goods with a high rate of turnover and when fast access to goods is required. This type of racking utilizes up to 60% less space than a conventional pallet racking.
Pallet Flow racking system is mainly used when a limited range of palletized goods needs to be stored in large quantities using the first-in, first-out principle. At the on-load face, pallets are placed in storage lanes and automatically roll forward on sloping wheel conveyors under the influence of gravitational force. Pallet speed down the lane is controlled by a series of brake rollers and when the pallets reach the retrieval face, they are brought to a controlled halt by a combined load separator and end stop unit.
This type of storage technology, which is frequently used in the drinks industry or as a buffer storage facility in the manufacturing industry, requires only two fork truck aisles, one for loading and one for retrieval.
- Up to 60% less floor space than conventional pallet racking
- First-in First-out (FIFO) operation provides automatic stock rotation
- Dedicated load and retrieval faces mean only two fork truck aisles are required
- Higher speed of operation within the warehouse