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December 01, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions About Pallet Flow Racks

If you’re looking for a first in, first out high density storage system in Chicago, the pallet flow rack system is an ideal solution if you – especially if you need to increase the number of pallet positions in your warehouse while having the ability to rotate stock, too. Here at DAK Equipment & Engineering, we know that if you’re new to warehouse management or you’ve just not updated your warehouse storage system in a while, understanding pallet flow rack systems can be a little confusing. Today we answer your commonly asked questions to help you understand a bit better. 

How does a pallet flow rack work?
Pallet flow racks work similarly to a conveyer belt in a way. Pallets are loaded at one end at the charge or input end and then flow down inclined rollers to the pick faces. You can get pallet flow rack systems that are as deep as 20 pallet positions and oftentimes even more than that.

How much slope do the inclined rollers have?
The slopes generally depend on lane depth, track configuration, and pallet type. However, most systems will range from 3/8″ to 1/2″ per foot, with the majority being 7/16″ per foot.

Should I have double wide or single wide bays? 
Unless you have two or three-deep picking systems, we recommend single wide bays for your pallet flow rack system. Why? The main reason is to avoid beam deflection which result in pallets drifting to the center of the bay.

Are you ready to take charge of your warehouse storage with a pallet flow rack solution? Call us today!

 
 
 
 

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