Carton flow rack is a gravity-fed storage system for cartons, totes, and individual items. It installs into standard racking and can be used as a stand-alone, ergonomic pick zone or as part of a pick module. Cartons are loaded and flow on slightly inclined rails to the opposite aisle for picking. The system separates picking and replenishment activities to save up to 75% labor costs vs. static storage. First-In/First-Out (FIFO) inventory rotation minimizes shelf time and keeps inventory fresh.
Advantages | Considerations
- Organizes SKUs for fast, accurate picking
- Saves space – up to 50% vs. static rack or shelving
- Reduces labor costs – up to 75% vs. static rack or shelving
- Increases pick locations – up to 40 locations per bay
- Efficiently process inventory with FIFO rotation
Carton Flow Accessories
- Lane dividers
- Entry guides
- Knuckle shelf
- Load impact shelves
Lane dividers – keep SKUs organized and easy to spot and pick. Lane dividers also satisfy regulatory requirements for inventory that must be kept separate.
Entry guides – cost-effective tool for helping workers quickly identify SKU lanes and accurately load inventory. They pop on and off for easy reprofiling.
Knuckle tray – angled shelf that can be positioned to make it easier to see and pick inventory.
Load impact shelf – when loading heavy cartons into a carton flow rack it is better to install impact shelves to take the brunt of the initial impact and spare your valuable flow rails from damage. Easy customize and install.