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American Surplus Inc. buys and sells used warehouse storage and used material handling equipment, and has an outstanding reputation of working with our customers to get them the right equipment they need quickly, and at the most competitive price available. Since 1992 we have been providing used pallet racking, used conveyors, used steel shelving, used mezzanines, and much more. 


Challenge us to get answers to your warehouse storage or material handling problems, issues, or concerns. We have an incredibly large inventory of used equipment on hand and should have no problem finding you the right product in a timely fashion.


With over 530,000 square feet of inventory in our warehouse, ASI is the largest used material handling dealer in the country. All of our inventory is stored indoors, so weather damage is not a concern when buying used equipment from us. Our main facility is located in RI, but we have shipping locations throughout the nation. This allows us to ship nationally while still maintaining competitive freight rates.


ASI also buys used material handling equipment, warehouse equipment, and industrial storage equipment. All used equipment must be in good working condition for ASI to consider purchasing it. We regularly buy large quantities of used conveyor, used mezzanines, used steel shelving, used pallet rack, and much, much more! Call us today to speak with Mike Cienava II from our Purchasing Department.


Call us today for a free quote, and quantity discounts are available. All pricing is listed as "as low as". The prices that are displayed are dependent on the quantity desired, the capacity required, and the condition. Installation services are also available, ensuring that your used material handling equipment is installed properly in as little time as possible.

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Used Flow Rack


Used flow rack from ASI can transform selective pallet rack into gravity flow rack. There are four types; used pallet flow racking, carton flow rack, span-track rack, and skate-wheel flow rack. All of our used equipment is in good working condition, and is tested, and inspected prior to shipment. We have been working with customers to provide a solution for their carton flow rack system needs for over 25 years. Call today and speak with a used flow rack specialist from our sales staff. They will work with you to find the style of flow rack system that will suit your specific material handling needs. We are able to can ship nationally due to our competitive freight rates.(click here to view entire article)

American Surplus carries every leading Manufactor of carton flow rack available.


Kenneco Flow Rack Interlake Flow Rack Mexalux Flow Rack
Kingway Flow Rack Quick Pick Flow Rack Unex Flow Rack
Hytrol Flow Rack Span Track Engineered Product Case Flow Racks


What some people call flow rack others call it:


 Case Flow Rack Pick Modular Flow Rack
Span Track Flow Rack Carton Flow Rack
Picking Rack System Warehouse Pick System
Zone Picking Flow Rack Used Carton Flow Pick Modules
Used Pick Carton System Span Track Pick Modules

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Used Carton Flow Rack


  • Kingway Flow Rack
  • Hytrol Flow Rack
  • Unarco Flow Rack
Used Pallet Flow Rack


  • Gravity Flow
  • 2 - 15 Pallets Deep
  • 1 or 2 Wheel 
Used Span Track


  • Unex Span Track
  • Rino Track
  • Beam Track
Used Skatewheel Flow Rack
  • Selec Deck Case Flow
  • Dura-Flo By: Unarco
  • Spantrack Wheel Bed
Used Mobile Gravity Flow Rack
  • Gravity flow rack
  • Ideal for FIFO inventory
  • Flow Rack Carts
Used Pick Modules
  • Customized systems
  • Rack & conveyor options
  • Multi-level order picking
Used Pallet Flow Rollers
  • Single & double rollers
  • Install on selective rack
  • Includes brake assembly
Used Pallet Rack Accessories
  • RMI Compliant
  • Safety Equipment
  • Mandatory OSHA Compliant

Used flow rack comes in four types, pallet flow, carton flow, skate-wheel, and span-track, each of which is better in certain applications than the others. All four styles utilize gravity to move products from the rear of the racking system to the front using wheels or rollers. This style of storing inventory is considered first in, first out (FIFO), because products or pallets are placed in the back of the racking, which slide to front, and are picked first.(click here to view entire article)

Because stocking is separated from the picking operation, used flow rack is considered a dynamic style of racking system. This helps cut down on time lost due to traffic interference with forklifts, and allows for a simpler inventory upkeep. Static systems are when shelves or racking are picked and loaded from the same side, which can still be viable in small to moderate operations.


Pallet flow rack uses lanes of wheels called pallet flow rails to store pallets of product. The wheels of used pallet flow rack are spaced in a way that make them compatible with pallets.Used pallet flow rack systems can be set up to 15 pallets deep, and the flow rails have brakes that control the pallets speed as it moves to the front of the racking.


Used carton flow rack utilizes lanes of wheels to transport product to the front of the racking. Unlike pallet flow rack wheels, carton flow wheels are equally spaced apart. There is no control braking system in this style of used flow rack, but there is a small lip on the front of the racking.


Used skate-wheel flow rack uses equally spaced apart skate-wheels to transport products to the front of the racking. This style of used flow rack allows for different sized and shaped products to be stored in a single row of racking. Skate-wheels can come in either plastic or metal.


Lastly, used span-track flow rack uses rollers instead of wheels to transport products into the front of the racking.Unex span-track rollers are very durable and their pitch is adjustable to control speed. Like all types of used flow rack, span-tracks can be added to an existing racking systems. 


by Bill Dimaio


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