Author: Dale Benton
When it comes to pallet racking, flow storage is essential for managing perishable, time-sensitive products on a first in, first out (FIFO) basis. Since its design eliminates aisles and fills the space with additional pallets, it provides many times more storage than selective rack. In addition, forklift travel is greatly reduced because drivers only need to place and retrieve loads from either end of the system - significantly reducing operating costs, maintenance, and accidents. Better space utilization also minimizes the need to light, heat and cool the facility, further decreasing expenses.
While the advantages are numerous, due in part to its design and moving parts, there are additional considerations for those operations looking to improve production with a flow storage system. These 10 tips can help prolong the life of the equipment, cut maintenance costs, and enhance safety with the proper design, selection, and operation of the system.
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