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Used Flow Racks

Flow rack transforms selective pallet rack into gravity flow rack. At American Surplus, we carry all four types of flow rack: pallet flow rack, carton flow rack, span-track rack, and skate-wheel flow rack. Flow racking uses space effectively providing high density storage capacity. Flow racks can be designed to transport cardboard boxes, totes, bins, pallets, or virtually any other type of material. Call today and speak with a member of our sales staff. Our knowledgeable staff will work with you to determine the type of flow rack system that best suits your specific material handling needs.

Used Carton Flow Rack
  • Better Organization
  • Quicker Picking Times
  • Reduce Labor Cost
  • Accurate Inventory Control
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Used Pallet Flow Rack
  • Gravity Flow Rack
  • 2-15 Pallets Deep
  • Single or Double Wheel
  • Saves Time, Space, and Labor
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Used Span Track
  • Increased Visibility
  • Efficient Use of Space
  • Reduce Labor Cost
  • Easy Reconfiguration
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Used Skate Wheel Flow Rack
  • Selec Deck Case Flow
  • Dura-Flow by Unarco
  • Span Track Wheel Bed
  • Minimal Maintenance
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Used Mobile Gravity Flow Rack
  • Mobile Gravity Flow Rack
  • Ideal for FIFO Inventory
  • Flow Rack Carts
  • Increase Productivity
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Used Pallet Flow Rails
  • Single & Double Rollers
  • Install on Selective Rack
  • Includes Brake Assembly
  • Ideal for High-Volume
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About Flow Rack

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. As a result, flow rack is intended to be used in storage operations that utilize first in, first out (FIFO) inventory management.

Pallet flow rack is a high-density pallet storage system which utilizes slightly inclined rails and skate wheels in combination with the force of gravity in order to create a dynamic system for maintaining and storing inventory. Carton flow rack uses the same principles as pallet flow; however, it is designed for products that are smaller in size and weight.

Skate wheel flow rack is also a high-density storage system, however it is a little more versatile than pallet or carton flow rack. Instead of utilizing lanes of predetermined sized and weighted objects, skate wheel flow rack can accommodate products and containers of various sizes and weights. Similarly, span track racking offers the same versatility but utilizes rollers instead of wheels to accommodate heavier or denser item storage.

Flow rack is considered a dynamic racking system, meaning it is picked and loaded from different sides. This helps cut down on lost time due to forklift traffic, however it means flow rack requires more space than static systems, which are picked and loaded from the same side.

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.

American Surplus carries used flow rack from most popular manufacturers including:


  • Kenneco
  • Interlake
  • Mexalux
  • Kingway
  • Quick Pick
  • Unex


Frequently Asked Questions About Flow Racks

Q. What are flow through racks?
Flow racks are a pallet storing technique that uses gravity and wheels or rollers, that organizes, and recovers stored cartons or pallets within a warehouse.

Q. How difficult is it to load and unload the pallet flow racks?
Many workers state that pallet flow is simpler to load and unload than normal pallet rack.

Q. What maintenance is required for pallet flow racks?
This varies depending on how frequently you are loading or unloading the flow rack. Usually, we suggest you inspect the pallet flow system a few times a year.

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