1. Pallet Flow Delivers Dynamic Results for Stationery Manufacturer

    Putting pallet flow rack to the test is nothing new for us. In fact, we do it every day in our in-house engineering testing lab… and that’s also where we develop these helpful system design and application tips. Our testing lab is the perfect place to prove out design ideas and work through inventory challenges prior to purchasing and installing your pallet flow system. The system we are highl…Read More

  2. Choosing Drop-In or Indirect-Mount Speed Controllers for Pallet Flow

    Speed controllers are used in pallet flow rack to control both the speed and tracking of the pallet as it flows down the lane. Because pallet flow rack is a gravity flow solution where pallets are loaded from a charge aisle and flow on a slightly pitched wheeled or roller lane to a discharge (pick) aisle, the flow speed and tracking of the pallets must be controlled. The lane is design is based up…Read More

  3. The Power of Two… Explained in 7 FAQs: Dual Pallet Separator for Pallet Flow

    There’s already enough pressure in high-throughput warehousing operations… your pallet flow rack system shouldn’t add to it. As a matter of fact, with Mallard’s dual pallet separators you’ll actually remove pressure inherent in deep-lane pallet flow systems and help to improve efficiency and safety. Our dual pallet separators are uniquely designed to work in deep-lane and extra-deep syst…Read More

  4. Pealing Back the Layers of Pallet Flow Design for Layer Picking

    Creating custom palletized orders via a layer pick system means building a pallet, one layer at a time using a layer pick forklift attachment or similar apparatus. The completed pallet is often called a “rainbow” pallet as it is made up of different layers of inventory – i.e. a unique SKU of cases per layer. Using pallet flow rack vs simple floor stacking to continually feed reserve stock fo…Read More

  5. 7 FAQs — Designing Deep-Lane Pallet Flow Using the Forklift Separator

    The forklift separator (FL-300) is a friend for deep-lane, multi-level, high-density pallet flow systems. Why do we say that? Deep-lane systems are highly efficient and productive uses of warehouse space and resources, as long as they are properly designed to accommodate for pallet back pressures... that’s where the forklift separator springs into action. Back pressure is the force of gravity in…Read More

  6. 7 FAQ’s to Ask Before Applying the CP Pallet Flow Separator

    The ever-growing consumer appetite for “more” delivered faster and cheaper is putting a strain on order picking operations. Case picking and split-case picking are the means by which most customer demands are fulfilled, but these can also be expensive, labor intensive processes with some inherent difficulties. We can help eliminate case picking challenges with smart pre-planning and our unique…Read More

  7. Flex Separator Saves Time & Improves Safety for Case Picking Operation

    Mallard Improves Case Picking from Floor-Level Pallet Flow with Flex Separator High-volume, case picking is a labor intensive, and therefore a costly operation. Mallard floor-level pallet flow equipped with the Flex Separator (FS 200) will shave minutes per pallet, plus improve worker safety, and avert inventory damage to add positive results to your bottom-line. As seen in our 3D animated video, …Read More

  8. Spicing Up Taco Tuesday with Custom Pallet Flow Racking

    Everyone knows that the secret to a good taco is precise layering of the ingredients. On that theme, the Mallard testing lab has cooked up a nifty pallet flow lane design using the Flex Separator FS-200 for a global seasonings manufacturer. Our mission was to enable precise picking from floor mounted pallet flow while boosting picking efficiencies. No complicated mechanized systems needed for this…Read More

  9. Pallet Flow Provides Needed Lift to Hydraulics Manufacturer

    Even a hydraulics company needs a lift sometimes and the Mallard team was happy to provide the perfect pallet flow configuration for the ride. As far as tests and applications go, this one was pretty simple… but it’s the “storage method vs gravity flow configuration” that we thought was important enough to share. As you can see from our test video the inventory was stored in totes. Normall…Read More

  10. Pallet Flow Rack for E-Commerce – Design the Purr-fect Solution

    When your customer offers Free one-day shipping, the pressure is on to ensure that their DC is the model of efficiency. It makes sense then to use pallet flow rack as part of the material handling solution. Pallet flow is a gravity flow solution that is dependable, low-maintenance, easy-to use and can be designed to handle all types of inventory in a variety of warehousing applications. A recent p…Read More