1. Smart Case-Picking Meets Growing Demand with Dynamic Storage

    The focus on more efficient case picking has intensified with the consumer shift toward online purchasing. Yes, this shift has been happening for the last few years, but the challenges of 2020 have brought it to the forefront. We’re fulfilling smaller orders whether direct to consumers or to retail stores with lower on-hand stock, and it’s become imperative to find the most cost-effective way …Read More

  2. How to Build a Pallet Flow Lane for Plastic Pod Pallets | Mallard How-To

    Plastic pallets provide a hygienic, non-splintering, lightweight alternative to standard wooden pallets. While the benefit of the pallet being free from protruding nails and loose boards is always a plus in a pallet flow rack system, it can be a challenge to design around the plastic pallet shape. The Mallard team recommends always allowing us to test sample pallet loads in our in-house testing fa…Read More

  3. Before & After – Pallet Flow Rack Delivers a Tall Order for an Auto Parts Manufacturer

    When an auto parts interiors manufacturer found themselves low on space and in need of a make-sense solution to meet growing demand and increasing SKUs, pallet flow rack rolled in to stack up the savings. As you can see from the Before image above, the original plan centered around floor stacking oversized pallets filled with raw materials. As inventory expanded, so did the time it took for worker…Read More

  4. Split-Roller Pallet Flow – When & Why Speed Controllers Make Sense

    Pallet flow speed controllers function exactly as the name suggests, they control the speed and tracking of the pallet as it flows down the lane. Speed controllers are recommended in a number of pallet flow lane configurations to ensure system effectiveness and safety. Deep-lane systems, heavy or bulky pallet loads, and non-standard pallets that inconsistently connect with the wheels or rollers ar…Read More

  5. Opting for Single vs Double-Wide Pallet Flow Bays | Mallard Best Practices

    Is there a point when single-wide pallet flow bays are a better choice than double-wide? The simple answer is, Yes. While the answer itself is simple, the explanation has some complexity. That’s why Mallard Best Practices is back to breakdown this topic and help you make the best choice for your system design. How Wide is Cost-Effective Pallet Flow? Pallet flow rack is a dynamic pallet storage s…Read More

  6. Pallet Flow Helps Dairy Producer Moove Precious Cargo

    Food production is a whole other animal when it comes to moving product fast and clean. That’s why gravity flow is a great resource for food companies like the dairy producer highlighted in our latest pallet flow system test. The goals are ensuring that their products are handled efficiently and with care. The cargo is stored in both IBC containers and metal drums that are plastic wrapped to pal…Read More

  7. Steel Skate Wheel in the Driver’s Seat for Smart, Economical Pallet Flow

    Mallard steel skate wheel pallet flow is both durable and economical, typically designed for lane depths from 2 -5 deep and loads under 2000#. A recent in-house test in our Engineering Test Lab demonstrates the process for configuring the most effective lane design. The customer supplied cases of vehicular lighting products plastic wrapped onto non-standard-sized wooden pallets for the Mallard tea…Read More

  8. Gravity Flow Solution Hits the Sweet Spot for Confections Manufacturer

    Full Roller Pallet Flow Equipped with 2.5" Diameter Roller Brakes Nothing stops the sweets from coming… at least not in this full roller pallet flow lane. See how the Mallard team pulled together a successful test of these plastic picture frame pallets for a worldwide confectionery products manufacturer. Plastic Pallets Prove Puzzling Plastic pallets are commonly used in food manufacturing. Howe…Read More

  9. It’s a Smooth Ride for Raw Materials Assembly on Magnum Wheel Pallet Flow

    Raw materials for manufacturing and assembly lines are always at the ready in a pallet flow rack system. Simple to operate and congestion-free load and pick means ready-reserve inventory can be kept stocked to keep operations moving. When your operation requires custom-configured pallets, it’s particularly important to let us test the pallet flow lane configuration to confirm it will most effect…Read More

  10. Pallet Building Gets an Efficiency Boost with New Pallet Flow Hold-Back Device

    Specially-Equipped Pallet Flow Rack Boosts Pallet Building and Simplifies Storage and Processing Pallet building can be required at different stages of inventory life. Freshly processed and manufactured goods are often palletized for storage and distribution. Also, custom pallets of goods are created for order fulfillment. Either way, the Mallard team has a way to put a spring into your operation …Read More