1. No Tilt, No Problem –Pallet Flow Loading for AGVs & Turret Trucks

    Loading a pallet flow lane, like any other warehouse pallet rack system is a step by step process. Forklift operators complete this task quickly and efficiently, day in and day out. However, with the uptick in reliance on automated warehouse vehicles like AGVs (automated guided vehicles) and turret trucks the Mallard team is identifying an important safety concern regarding pallet flow lane loadin…Read More

  2. Which Way Do You Flow? Pallet Flow Rack Test Solves the Question

    Engineering the various components of a pallet flow rack lane is a careful process and fundamental to its success. However, the type of pallet, pallet condition, and the pallet orientation all play pivotal roles in optimizing the effectiveness of the pallet flow rack system. Following is a helpful test video from our Engineering Testing Lab that clearly shows how these elements come together to cr…Read More

  3. No Matter How You Stack It, Magnum Wheel Pallet Flow Performs

    Single stack or double stacked whichever works better for your inventory and processing, Magnum wheel pallet flow delivers. Take a look at a recent test of palletized, plastic wrapped, boxed inventory in a wide-range of pallet weights (300-1100 lb.) and heights (38” – 116”) to see how to configure a single pallet flow lane to handle a complex range of inventory SKUs. Test Parameters Flow lan…Read More

  4. Pallets are Flipping for this Creative Pallet Flow Rack Solution

    Pallet flow rack is a great time saver in industrial settings whether storage & distribution or manufacturing. Often we think of it for large stocks of palletized inventory, but more often than you may think pallet flow rack is a go-to source for manufacturing and assembly, even when stock items are relatively lightweight and small. It’s the simple, compelling features of flow rack that suit…Read More

  5. When to Set Pallet Flow Rollers High vs. Low | Mallard Best Practices

    Mallard full and split-roller pallet flow systems are built to endure rigorous, daily use in busy warehouse and fulfillment operations. Properly configuring your system to go the distance, though, has everything to do with your specific inventory and pallet type. Related to that and an important part of the overall system configuration is how the rollers are mounted to the flow rails. Because this…Read More

  6. Empty Pallet Return Lanes = Good Return on Investment

    Designing pallet flow lanes for case picking is only part of the process… coming up with an equally effective way to remove empty pallets from the pick area is also important for operational efficiency and warehouse safety. That’s why the Mallard empty pallet return lane is an important part of the case pick puzzle. And… to ensure we satisfy all our warehousing customers’ needs no matter w…Read More

  7. Pallet Flow Rises to the Occasion –Careful Case Picking for Luxury Accessories

    Retail goods distribution centers may be similar in function but vary widely in method and operation. A recent Mallard in-house engineering testing lab challenge for a world-renowned luxury accessories manufacturer really put this theory to the test. Their case-picking needs were different from any other retail products fulfillment operation that we’ve supplied… and so it made sense that the b…Read More

  8. Global Food Producer isn’t Chicken about Finding Best Pallet Flow Design

    We’ve got a week to go before the most important dinner of the year! Since it’s precise supply chain planning and warehouse controls that ensure a happy Thanksgiving table for millions, the Mallard team has been busy at work providing the most efficient pallet flow configurations to support our food producing customers. One of those customers was interested in finding an effective solution for…Read More

  9. New Field Installed Brake Assembly (FIBA) Ensures Faster, Easier Installation

    Full roller pallet flow is a highly-efficient, multi-purpose material handling solution offering deep-reserve pallet storage and an easy to access, automatically replenished pick face. Full roller is often the chosen pallet flow configuration for warehouse operations that need to accommodate pallets of varying sizes and weights while relying on a single flow configuration. Where there is a need to…Read More

  10. No Waffling Over this Pallet Flow System Design

    Waffles are great! They’re sturdy yet lightweight, versatile, allow for easy washdown and they don’t splinter, which is a big plus. Correct, we’re not talking about breakfast food. Instead we have a cool pallet flow project that improves safety and efficiency on a busy manufacturing line and, of course it’s loaded with fat-free details. Meeting Manufacturing Needs The pallet flow racking s…Read More