1. New Views Enhance M-Elevation Features for Carton Flow Rack Planning

    Mallard’s proprietary M-elevation drawings are provided with every carton flow racking and pallet flow racking proposal.  These engineering schematics help customers visualize their proposed gravity flow system designs prior to purchasing. And now… M-Elevations offers an even better view. Two important new views are now avail with your Mallard carton flow rack proposals are: System Interface…Read More

  2. 10 Questions to Ask When Evaluating the Need for Pallet Separators

    Pallet flow racking is a popular high-density warehouse storage solution that maximizes capacity and throughput.  However, the fact that gravity is the main “driver” of the system the challenge of pallet flow is to make sure that the front pallet position is not just always filled but also that it can be safely picked.  Pitch, lane configuration and wheel/roller assembly are essential desig…Read More

  3. Plastic Totes Get a Consistent Ride on Split Roller Pallet Flow Rack

    A manufacturer that designs extremely precise automobile parts and accessories deserves a well thought out and equally detailed pallet flow rack solution to quickly and efficiently move their important products… thankfully the Mallard Engineering Testing Lab never disappoints. Mallard’s Full and Split Roller pallet flow rack design is an accommodating pallet flow system, ideal for varying pal…Read More

  4. “Bottom’s Up” – Defining the Most Critical Pallet Spec for Optimal Pallet Flow

    As we discussed in last week's blog, and several others before that, there are many variables to consider when designing your pallet flow rack system and probably the most critical element is your PALLET - the bottom of the pallet more specifically. It's why we always recommend testing your simulated pallet load in Mallard's testing lab.  In addition to pallet testing, there are further specs yo…Read More

  5. Pallet Load Specs Dictate Universal vs. Varied Pallet Flow Lane Configuration

    Pallet flow is, simply put, a gravity flow storage solution for pallet stored material.  Rollers set at a gentle slope glide pallets down to a front position to be picked by a lift when needed.  That’s it.  Simple right? If it were just that easy, we wouldn’t engineer several pallet flow rack system designs to accommodate the multitudes of product and storage needs that are out there.  At…Read More

  6. Lots of SKUs? Do You Choose Pallet Flow… or Pallet Flow?

    Large to small, heavy to lightweight, fast mover to steady… sometimes there’s little in-common when it comes to inventory specs from one SKU to another but that doesn’t stop pallet flow from providing several good options for efficient storage and distribution for the whole group. Recently we developed two pallet flow tests to help a customer that manufactures household and commercial cleani…Read More

  7. Customers Give New LIFO to Carton Flow to Control SKU Proliferation

    As warehouse operators deal with SKU proliferation and challenging picking strategies for slow moving products, space constraints and efficiency become bigger concerns.  Well, don’t start knocking down walls just yet; there is a readily available solution if you’re just willing to roll with it… It is single aisle access push-back carton flow. In this configuration, the carton flow shelf is…Read More

  8. V-Shaped Pallets Take Victory Run Down Split-Roller Flow Rails

    If you’re used to more traditional pallet storage, this image may be a little intimidating.  What are you looking at you ask?  This is a 5½’ long, 2400# drum on an extra-long plastic pallet. Usually we would describe why a gravity flow pallet lane test was needed by listing the challenges, but in this case… the challenges must be pretty evident!  A huge, round product like this certainl…Read More

  9. HD TV Meets HD Carton Flow and It’s a Perfect Match

    All inventory is valuable and these HD TVs are no exception… they're high priced, fragile commodities that require deliberate and careful treatment in a busy warehouse environment.  The challenge for this leading national retailer was to create an easy to use and access storage space that ensured efficient, damage free handling.  Dyna-Flo HD Carton Flow (as in heavy-duty) was the ideal solut…Read More

  10. New Empty Pallet Return: Twice the Benefit… Same Small Space

    Double-Sided Vertical Design Saves Space & Keeps Orders Moving Our newly designed empty pallet return system allows for twice the capacity of traditional pallet return lanes without taking up twice the space.  Our double-sided design securely transports empty pallets from the pick-face back to the load side for faster lane clearing and replenishment.  The vertical design allows for twice th…Read More