About Carton & Case Flow Racks
Heavy Duty Carton & Case Flow Racks are an excellent industrial storage solution for any business or distribution center where storage applications require handling a lot of inventory that rotates on a fairly regular basis. Gravity flow racking allows you to keep all your individual products (cases and cartons) separate yet still easily accessible to your employees.
This type of gravity flow shelving uses guided guard rails to create product flow lanes by way of gravity rollers inside flow shelf beds. This keeps the product organized in pick lanes and keeps it moving forward by way of gravity flow rollers or span track. As one product is picked from the front of the rack, another slides forward into its place. The carton flow system is kept stocked from the back where another worker can slide the individual packages into pick trays held inside a rack supported structure.
Gravity conveyor is sometimes used with carton and pallet flow storage systems or ASRS systems to stage picking totes. Pallet flow provides a medium to high density top storage system for today's warehouses when designed accordingly to maximize rack capacity within the storage system.
Product is kept separate by using roller tracks, tilt trays and/or guide rails to keep the product in straight roller lanes. This assures that products are always in their proper places and allows for efficient use of time, as employees come to remember where each product is located.
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In distribution centers, carton & case flow storage racks are most often found within the larger structure of complete pick module or pick to light systems, which are used to 'pick' orders for shipment. Many times, several employees will be stationed in a pick module and have access to several sections.
These sections of carton pick shelving often use span track carton flow roller conveyor tracks or gravity skate wheel roller conveyor/track strips to create lanes of flow roller track, each supporting individual product lanes. The employees then pick the products requested and place them in a pick tote. These picking totes are then placed on a center power conveyor which takes them to the next station in the distribution process - typically packaging, creating a complete flow rack storage solution system.
UsedRack.com is the distributor of new & used carton and case flow racks, pick shelving, roller tracks, flow rail, gravity flow racks, guides and other top storage equipment for Minneapolis, Minnesota and its surrounding area. In business since 1979, UsedRack.com stocks all major brands of carton & case flow components including: Interlake Mecalux - SJF Material Handling - Kingway - Keneco - Hytrol - Unarco - Quik-Pik - DinaLager and more.
"When you design your pallet rack system, be sure you're accounting not only for your current weight loads, but also future capacity you might need."
~ SJF Sales
Examples of Case Flow Racking Systems
Carton & Case Flow Web Links
Below, you'll find a selection of the best carton & case flow links on the web.