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Carton Flow Rack

Carton Flow Rack systems allow for high density storage of cartons and other light products. This leads to savings in space and better inventory turnover control. Carton flow rack helps avoids delay in material preparation and restocking. By providing better visibility and availability a business will be able to reduce order preparation time. All types of flow rack are ideal for distribution centers and warehouses that utilize the FIFO (first in, first out) method of inventory control. When applying the FIFO (First in, First out) system, the first inventory unit load in is the first load out. This will help to decrease operational expenses due to the better utilization of space. The overall manual maneuvering and removal time of inventory unit loads is reduced due to the efficient positioning of the products. This results in decrease maneuvering and displacement times of employees due to the higher number of references at the front of the racks resulting in shorter trips. Carton flow rack does not need much maintenance following installation.

Keneco BeamDeck
Keneco BeamDeck
  • Easy Access to Inventory
  • Quick Installation
  • Virtually Maintenance-Free
  • Durable and Reliable
Keneco BeamTrack
Keneco BeamTrack
  • Rollers for Smooth Flow
  • Optimize Efficiency
  • Maximum Flexibility
  • Saves Vertical Space

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About Carton Flow Racks

New Carton Flow Rack can be stand-alone units or placed into pallet rack to create a high-density storage system. Carton flow rack, combined with accumulating conveyor, is designed to meet the customers' inventory needs. The dimensions of the system are determined by the product sizes and weights. Shelves and trays are adjustable to provide access to various size cartons.

One of the key features of a new carton flow rack is its ability to facilitate the efficient movement and retrieval of cartons or boxes within a storage system. The system typically consists of inclined roller or wheel tracks that allow cartons to flow smoothly from the loading end to the unloading or picking end under the influence of gravity. This promotes the first-in, first-out (FIFO) inventory management method, ensuring that older inventory is picked before newer stock, which is crucial for products with expiration dates or strict inventory rotation requirements.

Carton flow rack is a style of racking that uses a rear load design. Shelves are set at a slight pitch and contain wheels to allow for products to slide to the front of the racking automatically. When a stored item is removed from the front, the item directly behind it slides in to replace it. This keeps merchandise better organized and easier to pick because it reduces the amount of additional labor required when picking and stocking. Flow can double the inventory storage of standard selective rack and do it with a smaller, compressed footprint. It’s a compact storage solution that can go exceptionally deep depending on inventory needs.

Carton flow rack utilizes a first in, first out (FIFO) dynamic style of inventory management. This is because product is loaded into the rear of the rack and then slides to the front where it is first to get picked. Because only the front-most product can be picked, it is recommended that you store like items in a single row. This helps keep product organized and makes quick inventory spot checks very easy to accomplish.

It is considered dynamic because it is stocked from the back and picked from the front, which allows for no interference when both functions are being performed simultaneously. It also minimizes travel when performing either function.

In addition to optimizing order picking processes, a new carton flow rack can help maximize storage space utilization, reduce labor costs, and enhance inventory visibility. Businesses seeking to improve their warehouse or distribution center operations may consider implementing a new carton flow rack system to meet their storage and order fulfillment needs efficiently and effectively.

Call our sales team today to determine which style of flow rack is right for you. They will consider everything from the types of materials you will be storing, to the size of your facility and make a recommendation based on your specific storage needs.

Advantages of Carton Flow Rack

Carton flow racks offer a few special advantages over other storage systems, including:

  • Increased efficiency: Carton flow racks use gravity to move items forward, making it easier and quicker for employees to access and pick items. This can result in increased productivity and faster order fulfillment.
  • Improved space utilization: Carton flow racks can be designed to fit the specific size and shape of your products, which can help optimize your warehouse space and reduce wasted space.
  • Reduced handling time: With a carton flow rack, employees do not have to spend time searching for items or manually moving boxes around the warehouse. This can help reduce handling time and minimize the risk of damage to products.
  • Improved accuracy: By making it easier to access and pick items, carton flow racks can help reduce errors and improve order accuracy.
  • Versatility: Carton flow racks can be used to store a wide range of products, including boxes, cartons, and even loose items. They can also be customized to fit specific product dimensions and weight requirements.
  • Durability: Carton flow racks are typically made from sturdy materials such as steel or aluminum, which can withstand heavy use and last for many years with proper maintenance.
  • Increased safety: Carton flow racks can help improve workplace safety by reducing the need for employees to manually move heavy boxes and reducing the risk of injuries from falls or accidents.

Carton Flow Rack Applications

Carton flow racks have a wide range of applications across various industries. Here are some common applications of carton flow racks:

  • E-commerce and distribution centers: Carton flow racks are widely used in e-commerce and distribution centers to store and move a large volume of small to medium-sized boxes. This allows for faster order picking and fulfillment, which is critical in this industry.
  • Food and beverage: Carton flow racks are commonly used in the food and beverage industry to store and move packaged goods such as cans, bottles, and boxes. They are often designed to meet strict sanitation and hygiene standards.
  • Manufacturing: Carton flow racks are used in manufacturing facilities to store and move raw materials, work-in-progress inventory, and finished goods. They can help improve efficiency and reduce production downtime.
  • Automotive and industrial parts: Carton flow racks are frequently used to store and move automotive and industrial parts such as engine components, fasteners, and tools. They can help improve organization and reduce the risk of damage to sensitive parts.
  • Retail and wholesale: Carton flow racks are used in retail and wholesale settings to store and move items such as clothing, shoes, and other packaged goods. They can help improve inventory management and speed up the order picking process.

Interroll Vs. Spantrack: Which One Is Right For You?

Interroll vs. Spantrack

Not sure which type of carton flow system suits your application best? Look no further than our Interroll vs. Spantrack style guide, which will guide you through all the key differences between Interoll and Spantrack carton flow racking to help you make an informed decision when choosing the best style of carton flow system for your facility.

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Carton Flow Rack Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does carton flow racking work?
A: Carton flow racking is a first in, first out (FIFO) style of storage space. Using a rolling track and the power of gravity, carton flow racking pushes product forwards as it is collected from the front of the rack.

Q: Is a carton flow rack system right for me?
A: Consider the following factors when shopping for a carton flow rack system; businesses storing date-sensitive products, cooler or freezer storage, case-pick and piece-pick applications. Carton flow rack systems are ideal for operations with continuous inventory rotation.

Q: What types of businesses can benefit from using carton flow racks?
A: Carton flow racks are ideal for businesses that need to store and move a large number of boxes or cartons on a regular basis. They are commonly used in distribution centers, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities.

Q: What are some common types of carton flow racks?
A: There are several different types of carton flow racks, including full-width roller systems, wheel track systems, and hybrid systems that combine rollers and wheels. Each type has its own advantages and is suitable for different types of products and applications.

Q: What are the benefits of using a carton flow rack?
A: Carton flow racks can help improve warehouse efficiency by increasing pick rates, reducing handling time, and optimizing space utilization. They also make it easier to access items, which can help reduce errors and improve accuracy.

Q: What types of products are suitable for carton flow racks?
A: Carton flow racks are suitable for a wide range of products, including packaged goods, consumer goods, automotive parts, electronics, and more. They are particularly useful for products that are high-volume and require frequent picking.