1. When Wrong-Way Pallet Orientation is the Right Solution

    Pallet orientation is a critical part of pallet flow rack lane design. When we refer to orientation, we are defining the positioning of the pallet stringers (a.k.a. runners) to the direction of flow. Pallets can be positioned for the stringers to flow perpendicular or parallel to the direction of flow. When the stringers run parallel to the direction of flow, that is oriented the “easy” way or…Read More

  2. Overcoming Point Load and Fluctuating Inventory in Full Roller Pallet Flow

    As 2020 rolls to a close we couldn’t resist bringing you this recent full roller pallet flow test. Nothing represents this past year better than the image of giant rolls of white paper flowing out of a distribution center. While these rolls aren’t the infamous white paper of 2020, the test is a really good review of the concerns about point loading and how to go about finding a universal palle…Read More

  3. Splice Less, Save More with Mallard 20’ Pallet Flow Rails

    Deep-lane pallet flow systems are designed to maximize your warehouse efficiency… and with Mallard extra-long 20’ rails, we ensure that efficiency is built into every detail, including installation. Take a look... Mallard’s uniquely designed 20’ long pallet flow rails go up faster and more cost-effectively than typical industry products that are available in only 8’, 9’ or 10’ length…Read More

  4. Plastic & Wooden Pallets Find a Lane in Full Roller Pallet Flow

    Full roller pallet flow is our go-to system for mixing and matching pallet types in a flow lane. The full-width rollers offer the most contact surface area to ensure pallets of different shapes and configurations keep flowing. Depending on lane length and load capacity, the flow lane can be equipped with speed controllers to help control pallet speed and tracking to meet warehouse safety goals. Fu…Read More

  5. Pick-Reserve… What a Concept! Rolling Out an Efficient Solution

    Quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively filling orders are the primary goals of any distribution facility. One of the biggest challenges to ensuring success is constantly replenishing pick lanes. Thankfully, there is a gravity flow solution for that. Pallet flow and carton flow both offer a variety of benefits for orderly and efficient inventory picking including smooth inventory replenishment. …Read More

  6. Watch New Flex Separator Take on Non-Standard Pallets for Superior Case Picking

    Something new is flowing your way… Full Roller Flex Separator (FRFS 202) for case picking from floor-mounted pallet flow using non-standard or varying pallets. Keep the pallets flowing, easier empty pallet removal, improved pick rates, and safer working conditions. Watch our video demonstration for application details: Pallet Flow Test Details: Pallet flow system: Full roller with FRFS 202 palle…Read More

  7. Pallet Flow Test Fail? What Can Go Wrong and How to Make It Work

    It’s always important to test non-standard pallets before committing to a pallet flow lane configuration.  While the Mallard team has a large variety of products and features to apply to a pallet flow lane to ensure success, on rare occasions we come across pallets that present too many challenges to be able to recommend use in a pallet flow lane… at least without alteration. These oversized …Read More

  8. Non-Standard Pallets & Pallet Flow – Making Pallet Alternatives Work | Mallard Best Practices

    As businesses search for eco-friendly, cost-effective ways to manufacture and deliver their products, each element of the inventory process is under scrutiny. As a result, our gravity flow rack testing facility has seen an uptick in activity due to the creative pallet choices and materials customers are exploring. As we test different pallet types in our pallet flow lanes, we find workable solutio…Read More

  9. Pallet Flow Forklift Separator Ensures Food Manufacturer’s Certificate of Insurance

    This is one of those times when you think you’re at the finish line, but you hit a bit of a snag before you get across. Thankfully, all it took was some creative thinking and the Mallard forklift separator to bring it all home. Pallet Flow System Design A pallet flow system was designed for a specialty food products company to provide deep-lane pallet storage and support their FIFO (First-In/Fir…Read More

  10. Introducing Full Roller Flex Separator for Floor-Mounted Pallet Flow

    Full roller pallet flow is a popular pallet flow solution for good reason. It is manufactured to go the distance using heavy-duty components designed to be reliable in hectic warehouse environments. More than that, the full-width design allows for pallets of different sizes and configurations to flow dependably making it ideal for distributors that make quick inventory adjustments. And could there…Read More