Keg Flow – it may just be the best thing to happen to beer wholesalers and retailers since the birth of the microbrewery. As the flood of new craft beers continues, so do robust sales, along with an explosion of SKUs and the use of new and smaller kegs in the warehouse. This means there’s a whole lot more to manage from a storage and order fulfillment standpoint. In addition, many of these micro-brews aren’t pasteurized so they must follow proper stock rotation practices to ensure optimized freshness.
Gravity fed keg flow is the answer. Keg flow provides dense, multi-level keg storage – up to 8 kegs deep and 8 kegs wide per 96″ bay – accommodating all keg types and sizes. Each lane can store a unique SKU with first-in, first-out (FIFO) inventory rotation or last-in, first-out (LIFO) rotation as needed for push systems. Keg flow optimizes space, provides needed selectivity while reducing travel time for increased productivity.
How to Define Your Keg Storage Requirements
Before laying out your keg storage area, you should first define the specifications for each type of keg to be stored. The following chart defines the latest in keg size options, including names, dimensions and weights. Refer to these specifications to define your keg flow requirements.
Mallard keg flow roller options are designed around the keg spec; roller width is typically ½” wider than the diameter of the keg. Kegs sit relatively low in the lane and are guided by side rails that vary in height depending on the size and height of the keg.
Keg Flow Advantages:
- Greater Storage Density
- More Efficient Picking
- Ideal for either FIFO or LIFO applications
- Access from either side of the rack
- Unmatched robust construction
- Accommodates kegs of all sizes
- Full width heavy duty steel rollers
- Custom widths and lengths
Call a Mallard keg storage expert to help design the optimal keg flow storage system.
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