We’re excited to showcase our latest 3D application animation featuring split-roller pallet flow with our popular case-pick separator. Case fulfillment from pallet flow, either in stand-alone systems or pick modules, is ideal for high volume, low SKU picking operations. The case-pick separators are designed to work specifically in this type of system to allow for case selection from the front pallet with dense reserve storage held approximately 4” – 6” behind. With the rear pallets held back, the front pallet is relieved of the pressure that the rear pallets would apply if they were touching. Rear forces can be extreme and can cause worker injury and product damage when empty pallets are removed before first relieving the pressure.
Back Pressure Formula = .06 x (maximum pallet load weight) x # of pallets
Or to use an example: in a 3-deep system with 2,500 lb. loads… Back pressure = .06 x 2,500 lbs. x 2 pallets = 300 lbs.
In a deep lane system, the pressure is magnified, i.e. for a 20-deep system with 2,500 lb. loads… Back pressure = .06 x 2,500 lbs. x 19 pallets = 2,850 lbs.!
Removing a front pallet with hundreds or even thousands of extra pounds applied to it is unsafe, but with a case-pick separator… the front pallet comes out easily and with one easy foot-pressured release, the rear pallets advance.
Mallard Case-Pick Pallet Separator Advantages:
- Isolates front pallet/eliminates back pressure
- Provides more efficient order picking
- Allows safe removal of empty front pallet
- Ideal for 2-4 deep picking applications
- Can be used with all wheeled applications (skate wheel, Magnum wheel)
- Foot operated manual pallet release
And if the 3D case-pick animation wasn’t cool enough… did you see the 2-sided vertical pallet return? Mallard’s newest pallet return provides twice the empty pallet return volume in this space-saving vertical hold design. No pallet hold/release is needed – pallets flow gently to the load aisle to await manual extraction.
If you’d like to learn more about the full line of Mallard pallet flow separators, please download our brochure or give us a call and we can talk through your order fulfillment needs and come up with the best solution for your warehousing operation.
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