Carton flow racks are similar to pallet flow racks in the sense that they’re a first in, first out picking solution that’s controlled by gravity. However, unlike pallet flow racks, carton flow racks are designed for loose cartons or split cases. When compared to static materials handling systems, the carton flow racks can save up to 75% in labor costs. Much like with pallet flow racks, we get a lot of questions from interested customers about carton flow racks. It’s understandable – when trying to decide if a materials handling solution is right for you, you have a lot of questions. Today, we answer some of those commonly asked questions.
What type of wheels are used for carton flow racks?
We offer you both a steel and plastic wheel on the carton flow racks. Plastic wheels are beneficial because they have a wider service, allowing for better transport of boxes and totes under 25 lbs per square foot. However, steel wheels are beneficial for warehouses that carry heavier boxes or have rougher warehouse environments.
Will I need an internal support beam for the carton rack flow?
This is entirely dependent on the width of your bed and the weight of your boxes/totes. However, as a rule of thumb, at 25 lbs per square foot our welded structural beds can span 8 feet without the need of any internal support beams in your warehouse.
We’ll talk more about carton flow racks and answer more of your questions in our next blog. In the meantime, if you think carton flow racks are the right option for your warehouse, call today!