Mallard Manufacturing to Introduce New Extend-a-Rail Pallet Flow at ProMat 2017
Mobile, Expandable Pallet Flow Staging
Sterling, IL – March 31, 2017 –
Mallard Manufacturing Corporation, leading manufacturer of quality pallet flow, carton flow and gravity conveyor systems is excited to be introducing Extend-a-Rail, the latest addition to their engineered applications product line, at Booth #S445, ProMat 2017.
Instant pallet flow on wheels – Extend-a-Rail is a mobile, expandable pallet flow lane that provides temporary pallet staging where and when it’s needed. This unique new product answers the challenge for more efficient dock staging, assembly and wave picking applications.
Extend-a-Rail delivers measurable productivity improvements and labor savings by reducing travel time; from production line to storage area, dock to truck for order fulfillment, or truck to pallet for carton offloading and pallet building. “We are very excited about the results we’ve seen so far,” notes Kevin Risch, President of Mallard Manufacturing. “Our customers that are using Extend-a-Rail for truck offloading and pallet building have seen substantial time savings per truck using Extend-a-Rail.”
Extend-a-Rail rolls into place as a compact telescoped unit that expands into a dense, push-assisted lane up to 10 pallets deep. Once locked in place and fully extended, pallets are loaded on one end and walked/pushed along the durable wheeled tracks to the opposite end for forklift extraction. After all pallets are removed, the lane folds back into place for storage or to be moved to the next activity area.
Several convenience and safety features are built into the Extend-a-Rail mobile pallet flow system:
- Retractable design offers a variety of lengths
- Flip-down handle makes it easy to move and fold for compact storage
- Feet lock in place to easily brace and stabilize the unit
- Light, yet rugged aluminum rails ensure easy transport
- Anti-backup devices can be used to prevent pallets from shifting
Significant efficiencies can be found using Extend-a-Rail for truck off-loading, however, there are a number of additional storage and fulfillment applications that can benefit from temporary pallet flow staging, such as:
Extend-a-Rail Warehousing Applications:
- Truck offloading to full pallet
- Inbound pallet building
- Wave picking to pallets
- Stripping finished goods off pallets
- Manufacturing processing
- Staging out-bound
- Areas with limited lift truck access
For more information about Extend-a-Rail, download our Spec Sheet and stop by to speak with the Mallard Engineers and Gravity Flow Specialists at ProMat 2017… Booth #S445.
About Mallard Manufacturing
Founded in 1960, Mallard Manufacturing Company is a leading international resource for the design and development of quality engineered gravity flow, pallet flow and carton flow systems. From a single bay of carton flow shelving to deep-lane pallet flow and complex pick modules, Mallard’s team of gravity flow experts develop custom solutions to solve the toughest material flow challenges. Centrally located in Illinois USA, Mallard’s production facilities are equipped to handle project requirements of any size and scope.