Carton Flow Racks
Carton flow racks are a FIFO picking solution that use wheels or rollers in tandem with gravity to convey cartons from one end of rack or shelving to the other.
What are Carton Flow Racks?
Carton flow racks (also known as case flow racks) are used to help pick fast moving products and increase efficiencies. Carton flow rack is all powered by gravity. The system is loaded from the back side and unloaded on the front side. The beams in the back are set higher than the ones in the front, giving the shelves a gradual decline.
Case flow can be used to pick orders with full case picking or split case picking. As a rule of thumb carton flow is used for cases that are picked atleast once a week, but not more than a half a pallet worth of cases in the same week. It is common to see carton flow racks integrated into another type of rack system such as a pick module. It is also common to have carton flow levels down below and overstock stored in pushback rack above the carton flow.
Who Uses Carton Flow Racking?
- Automotive Parts Suppliers
- 3rd Party Fulfillment Operations
- Food and Beverage Distributors
Who Makes Carton Flow Racking?
Some of the major manufacturers of carton flow racking in the US are: