Cart-Trak carton flow is a full-width roller product best applied to heavy-duty applications with consistently-sized inventory. Totes are a common sight on Cart-Trak carton flow because it is super durable and abuse-resistant while providing superior flow. Cart-Trak rollers are galvanized for rust-resistance and easy cleaning and the lanes are designed for quick drop-in installation into standard pallet rack bays.
You have two options for Cart-Trak rollers. You can choose the rollers with bushings or with bearings. The bearings provide a smoother, more consistent flow in certain applications and require fewer rollers and less slope overall. The minimal slope help saves vertical space to allow for more levels of carton flow. Both options of Cart-Trak rollers are available in 6″, 9″, 12″, and 16″ widths to fit the inventory as closely as possible and maximize shelf space.
Cart-Trak – Just the Right Touch
The full roller design of Cart-Trak provides touchpoints for the entire width of the carton, case, or tote. This level of full coverage is important to keep the inventory flowing and to keep it centered within the lane.
The other element of the lane design that is crucial in both flow and tracking is the lane pitch. The lane itself is installed with a slight pitch from the rear of the system where the product is loaded to the forward or front pick aisle. The pitch helps gravity move the inventory over the rollers and down the lane.
And the Pitch is Good!
Getting the pitch just right is what the team in our gravity flow Engineering Testing Lab does best.
As a great, quick example, our team recently tested totes weighing between 5 – 35 lbs. on a Cart-Trak lane.
When evaluating carton flow rack solutions, be sure you know your inventory specs. Generally speaking, you’ll want to:
- Know carton weights, sizes, and quantities
- Closely match roller widths for each carton
- Plan for future carton sizes, if possible
- Try a few roller-widths to ensure the best function and accommodation of inventory.
Benefits of Cart-Trak Carton Flow
- Quick drop-in installation
- Maximizes beam span
- Best with consistently-sized items
- Easy to maintain
- 6″, 9″, 12″ and 16″: widths
- Galvanized steel rollers
- Customize with: tilt trays, lane dividers and impact trays
For more creative solutions for all your inventory storage and order picking needs call the gravity flow experts at Mallard. We look forward to working with you.
If you’d like to see how the Mallard team used the knuckle shelf angle to facilitate fast easy carton loading, check out this blog.