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Used Span Track

Span track style flow rack is added to existing pallet rack to create high-density storage. The span track is easily installed in the rack using a clip that fits on top of the beam. Product flows on inclined shelves and handles items stored in boxes and cartons. The pitch of the shelves is easily adjustable and fits most types of pallet rack including structural pallet rack. Ideal for warehouses that utilize the FIFO (first in, first out) method of inventory tracking, span track increases order picking by providing easy access to shelving and clear visibility of product.

Used Span Track
Used Span Track
  • Easy Installation
  • 9", 12" and 15" wide options
  • 42" to 193.5" long units
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Used Span Track - Tilt Tray
Used Span Track - Tilt Tray
  • Drop In Design, Easy to Use
  • Approx. 9", 12" or 15" Wide
  • Tilt Front Trays
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About Span Track

When using span track, the product is at a perfect picking height which reduces bending and reaching. The Drop-in Design configures to match existing structures. Spanning between beams allows for rear-loading of product. Capacity is not an issue as our wide range of product can hold up to 100 lbs. per foot.

Low-profile span track is placed between the beams and is ideal for products weighing less than 50 lbs. This type does not require shelves or supports. High profile span track sits on the rack beam with a retainer clip that locks to beam. Shelves can overhang the rack to extend the depth of the lane.

Span track is easy to adjust and is ideal for products weighing up to 50 lb. per foot. Standard sizes of used span track are 9," 12" and 18" from manufacturers including Rhino, Unarco, and Unex. Design and installation of used span track is based on the products being stored. Accessories include impact plates, slowdown strips, and guard rails.

Span tracking can reduce the cost for space and labor within a warehouse or distribution facility. While it’s considered to be a more efficient utilization of space it also can be installed with your existing pallet racking system and requires no maintenance. Span track style flow rack is ideal for items of the same box sizes and can help to save order picking time. Span tack can be used in single rack, double deep rack, and pushback racking systems. This track system will increase the overall visibility for your pickers and will increase productivity of your workers.

Span track is a style of racking that uses a rear load design. Racks are set at a slight pitch and contain wheels to allow 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 down to replace it. This keeps merchandise better organized and easier to pick as it reduces the amount of additional labor required when picking and stocking.

Used span track utilizes a 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 then first to pick. 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 because workers who are loading only work on one side of the rack, and workers picking items work on the other. This is compared to a static system where picking and stocking occur on both sides, which requires additional traffic and labor.

Advantages of Span Track

Span Track Rack is a type of flow storage system that is designed to increase the efficiency of storage and order picking operations. Some of the advantages of Span Track Rack include:

  • Improved Productivity: Span Track Rack allows for easy and quick access to products, which can help to increase productivity in the warehouse or distribution center. With Span Track Rack, items can be loaded onto the system and then flow towards the picking face, making it easier and faster for workers to retrieve them.
  • Better Space Utilization: Span Track Rack is designed to maximize the use of vertical space in the warehouse or distribution center. It allows for higher storage density while still providing easy access to products, which can help to increase overall storage capacity.
  • Reduced Labor Expenses: Span Track Rack can help to reduce labor costs by allowing for faster and more efficient order picking. With the ability to store more products in less space, fewer workers may be required to complete the same amount of work.
  • Improved Inventory Control: Span Track Rack can help to improve inventory control by reducing the risk of damage to products and ensuring that items are stored in the correct location. This can help to reduce waste, lower the risk of stockouts, and improve overall accuracy in the warehouse.
  • Adaptability: Span Track Rack is versatile and can be used for a variety of products, including small items, heavy items, and even irregularly shaped products. This makes it an ideal solution for many different types of warehouses and distribution centers.

Span Track Applications

Span Track Rack is a versatile storage solution that can be used in a variety of applications in a warehouse or distribution center. Some common applications of Span Track Rack include:

  • Order Picking: Span Track Rack is often used in order picking applications where workers need quick and easy access to products. The flow-through design of the system allows items to be loaded onto the rack and then flow towards the picking face, making it easy for workers to retrieve products.
  • Assembly and Manufacturing: Span Track Rack can also be used in assembly and manufacturing operations to store and transport components between workstations. The flow-through design of the system allows for easy movement of parts, which can help to increase efficiency and reduce the risk of damage to products.
  • Storage of Heavy Items: Span Track Rack can be designed to accommodate heavy items, such as automotive parts, appliances, or machinery components. The system is designed to handle heavy loads and can be configured with additional support structures to ensure the safe storage and transport of these items.
  • Food and Beverage Storage: Span Track Rack is often used in food and beverage storage applications where the FIFO (first in, first out) method is critical. The flow-through design of the system ensures that the oldest products are always picked first, which can help to reduce waste and improve inventory accuracy.
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Storage: Span Track Rack is also commonly used in medical and pharmaceutical storage applications where the safe and efficient storage of products is critical. The system can be configured with additional safety features, such as dividers and stoppers, to ensure that products are stored safely and securely.

Span Track Manufacturers

  • UNEX Manufacturing
  • Interroll Group
  • Steel King Industries, Inc.
  • Cisco-Eagle
  • Ridg-U-Rak, Inc.
  • Interlake Mecalux
  • Flexpipe
  • Dyna-Rack

Span Track are Also Known As

  • Carton Flow Rack
  • Gravity Flow Rack
  • Roller Rack
  • Span-Track Shelving
  • Wheel Bed Rack
  • Flow Rack
  • Wheel Track Rack
  • Dynamic Flow Rack
  • FIFO Rack (First In, First Out)
  • LIFO Rack (Last In, First Out)

Span Track Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Span Track style flow rack?
A: Span Track style flow rack is a type of flow rack system that uses individual wheel tracks that are mounted into pallet racking or other types of shelving units. These tracks can be adjusted to different widths and lengths to accommodate different types of products.

Q: What are the benefits of using Span Track style flow rack?
A: Span Track style flow rack offers several benefits, including improved organization, increased storage density, and faster product picking times. It can also help reduce the risk of damage to products, as the individual tracks help guide products along the flow rack system.

Q: What types of products can be stored on Span Track style flow rack?
A: Span Track style flow rack can be used to store a wide range of products, including boxes, totes, and other types of packaged goods. It is particularly well-suited for storing products that have a consistent shape and size.

Q: How is Span Track style flow rack installed?
A: Span Track style flow rack is typically installed by attaching the individual wheel tracks to the shelving units or pallet racking using mounting brackets or other types of hardware. The tracks can be adjusted to different heights and widths to accommodate different types of products.

Q: What maintenance is required for Span Track style flow rack?
A: Span Track style flow rack requires minimal maintenance, as the individual wheel tracks are designed to be durable and long-lasting. However, it is important to periodically inspect the tracks for any signs of damage or wear, and to clean them as needed to ensure optimal performance.

Q: How can I optimize my use of Span Track style flow rack?
A: To optimize your use of Span Track style flow rack, it is important to carefully consider the types of products you will be storing and the layout of your facility. You should also ensure that the system is properly installed and maintained, and that your employees are properly trained in how to use it effectively.

Q: How does span track work?
A: Span track rollers are used to implement a FIFO (first in first out) inventory control system for loads.

Q: Can span track be relocated after installation?
A: Yes, Span Track simply falls into your current pallet racks. For this reason they can easily be moved to other areas or facilities (where existing pallet rack is) as needed.

Why buy used span track? This style of racking can be very expensive, especially when buying new. We primarily deal with used at ASI, and can provide you used carton flow racking at a fraction of the cost of new. All of our used material handling equipment is in good working condition. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will work with you to help provide solutions for your material handling problems.