1. Safe Surfing for the Big Waves… Mallard’s New Ultra-Grip Roller for Pallet Flow Rack

    Pallet surfing may sound like fun but in reality, it can be dangerous stuff. In the world of roller pallet flow rack systems, we work very hard to ensure that loaded pallets flow steady and controlled down the lane. Pallet surfing occurs when a pallet flows too fast, defects, tracks improperly down the lane and/or doesn’t come to a controlled and steady stop. In our experience plastic pallets ar…Read More

  2. Outside the Box Thinking Leads to Inside the Box Solution

    Admittedly, you’re probably wondering what we are showing you in the image above. Well, it’s a very unique push-back pallet flow solution to a very unique storage challenge. Let us explain… A global petroleum refiner was looking for a way to efficiently store IBC (intermediate bulk storage ) containers of raw materials at multiple refineries. The tricky part was that these IBC containers had…Read More

  3. Take a Peek Underneath… Before Locking in on a Tote or Bin

    Looking for bin storage for your warehouse, order fulfillment center or assembly operation? Before you make that bin commitment, make sure to take a quick step back and a closer look at all the details.  Here’s why… Not all bins are created equal - in fact, most are quite different from the next. Not all bins are even called bins, there are many that go by the way of “totes”. Whether it…Read More

  4. Significant Weight Changes Prompt a Productivity Review

    About a year ago we designed a pallet flow system for a customer who had 21 different pallets with a wide range of inventory weights, from 500 – 1100 lbs. It was a challenge, but our engineering team came through and the customer’s request was satisfied. We even blogged about the complicated test and successful outcome. Recently, a follow-up call with the customer revealed that their pallet cr…Read More

  5. Increase Access to Productivity with Pallet Jack Access Ramp

    WIP, Assembly & Staging Inventory Flow Optimized with Floor Mounted Pallet Flow Our latest 3D animated product video shines the light on the benefits of the pallet jack access ramp - a Mallard engineered application for pallet flow. The ramp is a creative, cost-efficient solution that allows a pallet jack to access floor-mounted pallet flow in work-in-process (WIP), assembly or staging operati…Read More

  6. Planning for Bottle Pick Rack Made Easy with New Spec Sheet

    Mallard’s Bottle Pick Rack improves picking efficiencies for each picks and case-building in wine & spirits order fulfillment. As opposed to storing slower moving SKUs and each picks on static rack, bottle pick rack condenses inventory and provides an orderly gravity flow solution that improves pick rates and accuracy. Bottle pick is easy to install by simply securing the individual flow lan…Read More

  7. Heavy-Duty Equipment Assembly Meets the Mighty Magnum Wheel

    Magnum Wheel Pallet Flow for Optimizing In-Process Assembly of Heavy-Duty Machinery Gravity flow products are effective productivity tools for storage and retrieval of palletized, cased, and cartoned inventory, but before those products are packed and ready to ship, they have to be assembled. Small parts are often stored and staged for assembly in carton flow, but what about big parts? And, for th…Read More

  8. What (or Should We Say “Who”) Do We See in Our 2018 Look Back?

    As the year draws to an end, Mallard is not the only business looking back at the year’s progress and accomplishments, but what we see most clearly in this reflection is…. our customers. This is because most of Mallard’s 2018 advances came to us thanks to customers who brought us a warehouse challenge to solve or sought a tool to make their job easier and facility more productive. Take a loo…Read More

  9. A Holiday Message from Mallard Manufacturing

    A well prepared landscape can weather seasonal changes. Each day of the last year was spent working and preparing for the next day, week, month, year. As the year draws to a close and the holiday season is upon us, take time to appreciate all that you’ve accomplished thus far. There will be more to do, of course, but the Mallard team stands ready to work each new challenge with you. Thank you fo…Read More

  10. Mallard’s New Straightforward Approach to Customized Carton Flow Guides

    New Data Sheet Available for Simplified Product Ordering Could your carton flow system use better SKU segmentation? Carton flow is designed to speed up order picking and improve accuracy, but if your inventory isn’t well segmented within the carton flow, your system may not be optimized to return the best efficiency results. This of course depends on the type of inventory you are processing, but…Read More