Space-Saving storage of boxes or cartons, with small surface area and large quantities.
Flow racks are rack and storage systems that move load carriers by means of gravity and ensure the FIFO principle (= first-in, first-out). Roller tracks, which are installed with a slight incline, allow the next unit in the rack compartment to move up. With flow racks, crates, KLT boxes or cartons are stored from one side and removed from the other. This type of storage offers maximum efficiency.
Gravity flow racks are often also referred to as supermarket racks or
FIFO racks. Individual flow racks ensure an optimal flow of goods and help to achieve ergonomic loading and picking.
Flow racks are often used in lean production in the warehouse (e.g. as supermarket shelves) and help to use existing space for storage. Employees save time and have short distances, as the goods can be removed directly at the workplace.
Due to the flexibility of our modular system, the structure of the racking system can be individually adapted according to your requirements. The number of levels, the height of the compartments or the rollers depend on your circumstances (especially material, weight and number of load carriers).
Our flow racks are constructed from our pipe racking system to ensure strength, flexibility and cost efficiency. Inclined Rollers allow the load carrier to slide by gravity. Castors can be added to make the flow rack flexible. This makes it possible to react quickly if the layout of the production or warehouse changes.
Thanks to the wide range of modular accessories, BeeWaTec flow racks meet every requirement.
With our 3D software BEEVisio, you can design your individual solution quickly and easily. You have direct access to all the individual components you need for planning.
If required, we can handle the construction work for you. Talk to us and find out more about your options.
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The construction of a flow rack does not necessarily have to be made of round pipe only. To achieve greater structural strength and resistance to damage or deformation, square profiles can also be used. These form a stable base frame and a strong foundation.
By combining round steel pipe systems and square pipe profiles (aluminium or steel), you can combine the best of both systems.
Flow racks make it very easy to remove containers. But a quick and easy return transport of empty SLCs (small load carriers) also supports the employee and saves time. In many cases, we therefore recommend integrating separate levels for return when designing flow racking.
For special applications, rocker solutions can also be used for this process. Here, the empty box is placed on the returning roller conveyor by operating a lever on the rack without having to lift the box manually. This is a real advantage, especially for short throughput times and many changeover cycles.
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