Ok material handling experts, what’s wrong with this picture?
If you can’t see it, take a look at the close up to the right…
How about now? You guessed it… the cartons, while properly loaded, are too big for the full-width roller carton flow lanes, causing overlap, potential system hang-ups, poor lane tracking and interference with adjacent lanes.
Full-width roller carton flow, like Mallard’s Cart-Track System, is ideal for same-sized cartons or containers requiring full surface/roller coverage. It’s also durable enough for heavier loads and easy to install; however, you really have to know your carton sizes before specifying roller widths – If cartons are too small, you’ll end up with wasted, unused space and if cartons are too large (as in the picture above) you’ll have overlap and system hang ups. Unfortunately, there aren’t many things in business that are consistent, so before you order your full-width roller carton flow system, here are a few pointers:
- Know all of your current carton weights, sizes and quantities
- Select the appropriate roller widths for each carton
- Plan for future carton sizes if possible
- Include carton flow rack sections with various roller-widths to accommodate a wider a variety of carton types and sizes
- Cart-Trak roller sizes- 6”, 9”, 12” and 16” widths
If your application requires more flexibility to handle changing SKUs and a variety of carton sizes, you’ll want to consider Dyna-Flo carton flow rack. Dyna-Flo is a full wheel bed carton flow that is simple and easy to use for multiple SKUs, a variety of carton sizes and frequent product re-profiling.
Whatever your product mix and picking goals, Mallard gravity flow experts will customize the right system for your specific application using standard products and accessories all available within the extensive line of Mallard carton flow racking. In addition, before you install a single piece of track we can test your system in our in-house engineering testing lab with your product mix to ensure a perfect fit. Give us a call today!
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