With a First-In/First-Out product rotation, carton flow storage racking is commonly used in warehouses with high volume order picking. These gravity driven systems are loaded from the back side and the product (boxes or cartons) flows to the front of the rack system for picking. These systems can be custom engineered to compliment the order filling pick path.
How Carton Flow Works
Carton flow is set up as a FIFO (first in, first out) storage system. Carton flow can either be designed to be implemented with pallet rack systems or to work as standalone units. The cartons or boxes are loaded onto the side of the pallet rack system, and are picked after having slid down the bed.
Common Questions and Answers Regarding Carton Flow Rack Systems
What are common products that carton flow systems are good for?
Because carton flow is used to store individual cartons and not entire pallets, it’s able to accommodate a high number of SKU’s. Common industries: food and beverage, liquor, medical, frozen foods, automotive and general distribution.