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Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Dynamic pallet flow: an overview

Dynamic pallet flow is a first-in / first-out (FIFO) automated storage system that allows you to efficiently maintain a high density of storage. This system allows you to save up to 60% of floor space compared to conventional racking systems and the automated aspect ensures that the picking aisle is constantly stocked.

Dynamic pallet flow systems use a roller conveyor track set at a slight incline which allows pallets to move freely from deposit to collection. The roller conveyor track is supported by a racking system and wheels and brakes are used to control the speed of the pallets’ movement.

Operating these systems is simple: pallets are loaded from the rear (the highest point) and off-loaded at the front. When a pallet is removed from the front the pallet directly behind it moves into the picking position to become first in the queue. This gravity assisted roller system allows for quick and efficient inventory turnover.

This dynamic racking system is ideal for food distribution, freezer warehouses or in any situation where a high-volume of customer goods is present. As well as being quick to install, one of the main benefits of this system is that it allows loading and unloading to be performed in different aisles. This allows operators to carry out their duties without the hassle of congestion issues or interruptions.

When tailoring a dynamic pallet flow system to your business requirements, Logical Storage Solutions will need to know the amount of space available and the size and weight of the items being stored. This information will then be used to calculate:

  • the incline angle of your roller conveyor tracks
  • the size of the roller conveyor tracks
  • the number of roller conveyor tracks
  • the load capacity of the support frames

If you are interested in finding out more about our dynamic pallet flow racking solutions, or other styles of racking solutions, then please call us on 0845 689 1300 to discuss your needs in more detail.