Flow Rack Storage
Flow Rack systems are utilized for the movement of anything from heavy duty pallets through to small boxes and totes via different gravity roller tracks. They are manufactured from the ground up for new systems or can be integrated into existing installations. From small packing warehouses as standalone solutions to improve picking & packing efficiency or within giant distribution centres such as online retailers to make most of the available warehouse space.
How Flow Rack Systems work
The concept behind these systems relies on using different types of gravity tracks positioned within a racking system at a slight decline to allow various products to move freely within the system increasing warehouse efficiency.
The boxes are positioned in individual lines depending on the size of your product. The front box is positioned to allow packers easy access to the contents and for removal. Removing the front box allows gravity to take over and pushes the rest of the line towards the front and allows more rear product loading.
No racking systems the same..
At Spaceguard we don't offer a one fit solution, we take the time to learn about your business and products and take into considerations other factors when designing your bespoke racking system such as:
- The shape/size and weight of the product
- The speed of throughput
- Whether products are handled manually or by machinery
- The dimensions of the building (Heights of ceilings and available floor space)
We can build specific widths & heights, add as many shelves as required and track widths or pitches to suit your product (when required)
Our flow rack systems are usually manufactured in two variants depending on the product weight and dimensions. Normally our shelves are set at one specific angle throughout to give the optimal decline for your products to move, however we can also utilize knuckled shelves which can be used to increase packers visibility and access to the front package.
Flow Rack Variations
Our flow rack systems will utilize one of the 3 gravity products below.
Light duty conveyor system which is suitable for larger products, large gaps between individual skate rollers keep the costs down making this an economical solution
Heaviest duty version available which is suitable for larger products and containers as well as products with uneven surfaces. Alllows many different shapes products to flow due to no gaps providing the rollers sit at a tight enough pitch
Most commonly used roller track for these systems, ideal for small containers, boxes and totes. Usually installed in paired tracks at a pitch the width of the product to allow the smoothest carton flow. We also have these lengths to buy to install yourself available here in 3m lengths.