A simple design variation – the flanged roller for split roller pallet flow – was developed by Mallard’s engineering team to prevent certain unique loads and plastic pallets or totes from drifting off the pallet flow track. Unlike traditional wooden pallets, these loads have a tendency of wandering as they flow. A flange, added to the outer edge of the exterior rollers, essentially creates a self-guiding lane by capturing the pallet as it travels, preventing drift while maintaining a smooth, consistent flow.
Mallard’s in-house design and testing lab is where our custom design process begins. This video is a great example, featuring a client application using flange split roller pallet flow with various simulated loads on plastic pallets. Adjustments are made as needed until the optimal solution is found.
Flanged Roller Testing Parameters
- Flanged rollers on 3” CC
- ½” per foot pitch
- 400 lb. and 850 lb. simulated loads
- #35 drop-brakes’
Flanged rollers are available in 2 and 3 rail, split roller pallet flow systems.
If you have unique loads or plastic pallets, consider having your pallets evaluated in our lab. We’ll help you determine if a flanged roller design vs. traditional full/split roller pallet flow is the right fit for your application.
Flo-Guide Flanged Roller Carton Flow
Mallard also has a flanged wheel design for carton flow-
great for totes and light cartons.
Check out our Flo-Guide, flanged wheel carton flow