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.