Pallet Flow Carton Flow Mallard Manufacturing

The annual IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference is the place to find unique warehousing solutions specific to the foodservice and convenience distribution industries… so this is a show the Mallard simply couldn’t miss! Our pallet flow and carton flow storage solutions are net zero energy to operate because they harness the powerful force of gravity to reliably provide productive, smart storage and order picking resources.

Booth #122 is where you can check out our gravity flow solutions for yourself.

As an industry leader in pallet flow, carton flow and gravity conveyor warehousing systems we’ve seen our share of food distribution facilities and met our share of challenges. We appreciate getting the chance to talk with old friends to see what current needs they may have as well as meeting new industry folks.

How gravity flow helps the foodservice industry:

  • Pallet Flow Racking
  • Carton Flow Rack
  • Gravity Conveyor
  • Pick Module Solutions

Pallet Flow:

Split Roller Pallet Flow with Forklift Separator

Pallet flow racking is a FIFO pallet storage method that offers both shallow and deep-lane options. Using separate load and pick aisles, warehouse traffic is kept orderly and efficient.

Pallet flow can go up to 20 pallets deep for deep reserve storage or be used in a shallow configuration for layer picking, pick module replenishment and case picking operations. Floor-mounted pallet flow can also be used for standard and non-standard-sized pallets in the pick area or at the dock for faster, more efficient truck loading.

Pallet separators expand the use of your pallet flow beyond the basic store and pick. The separators keep the front pallet free of the back pressure of the rear pallets to allow for safer case picking and pallet extraction. Customized separators work with layer pick equipment and lift tables. Check out our full line of pallet separators in our brochure.

Carton Flow:

Mallard offers several lines of unique carton flow products to the meet all kinds of carton, case, tote and each pick needs. Like our pallet flow products, our carton flow products are manufactured to withstand rigorous warehouse load and pick demand without constant maintenance and downtime. They are easily reconfigured for inventory fluctuations and SKU or packaging changes. They can also be equipped with unique accessories to increase pick efficiency and accuracy.

Pick Module - Mallard Manufacturing
Pick Module


Pick modules can contain several gravity flow solutions working together to optimize order fulfillment while minimizing worker and equipment travel time and expense. Pallet flow can be used for reserve storage of fast moving SKUs, while carton flow keeps pieces organized and pick faces automatically replenished. Gravity conveyor quickly and easily moves orders to complete fulfillment.

Gravity Conveyor:

Heavy-gauge galvanized steel rollers are manufactured to support a variety of load requirements including uneven or awkward containers. Position conveyor flat for push-assisted applications or minimally sloped to flow with gravity and use as part of a pick module or as stand-alone for temporary order fulfillment.

Come and check it all out at IFDA DSC Booth 122… See you at the show!