1. Unconventional Design Unites Full & Split Roller Pallet Flow in Single Lane

    Super sacks on pallet flow rack is nothing new in the Mallard engineering testing lab. In fact, in the past we’ve successfully used full roller, split roller and our Magnum wheeled pallet flow lanes to accommodate super sacks, but we’ve never combined two pallet flow styles in one lane… until now. This is one unique pallet flow design, and for good reason. Here’s the story: Pallet Flow Lan…Read More

  2. To Pallet Flow Rack Installation and Beyond… Save the White Envelopes!

    When you purchase a pallet flow, carton flow or gravity conveyor system system from Mallard Manufacturing, special care is given to more than the design and manufacturing of the system and components. The signature White Envelope that accompanies each Mallard order contains the “fingerprints”, if you will, for your entire system. White Envelope Contents: General installation instructions Speci…Read More

  3. A Little Guidance to Go the Distance in Deep Lane Pallet Flow

    Pallet flow rack is one of those unique storage products that’s effective in shallow lane, deep lane and even deep-deep lane configurations. It’s simple to use and maintain while performing the valuable, space-saving functions of automatic pallet replenishment and orderly first-in/first-out inventory management. Of course, these benefits are only reaped if the product does what it is intended …Read More

  4. Safe Surfing for the Big Waves… Mallard’s New Ultra-Grip Roller for Pallet Flow Rack

    Pallet surfing may sound like fun but in reality, it can be dangerous stuff. In the world of roller pallet flow rack systems, we work very hard to ensure that loaded pallets flow steady and controlled down the lane. Pallet surfing occurs when a pallet flows too fast, defects, tracks improperly down the lane and/or doesn’t come to a controlled and steady stop. In our experience plastic pallets ar…Read More

  5. Significant Weight Changes Prompt a Productivity Review

    About a year ago we designed a pallet flow system for a customer who had 21 different pallets with a wide range of inventory weights, from 500 – 1100 lbs. It was a challenge, but our engineering team came through and the customer’s request was satisfied. We even blogged about the complicated test and successful outcome. Recently, a follow-up call with the customer revealed that their pallet cr…Read More

  6. Planning for Bottle Pick Rack Made Easy with New Spec Sheet

    Mallard’s Bottle Pick Rack improves picking efficiencies for each picks and case-building in wine & spirits order fulfillment. As opposed to storing slower moving SKUs and each picks on static rack, bottle pick rack condenses inventory and provides an orderly gravity flow solution that improves pick rates and accuracy. Bottle pick is easy to install by simply securing the individual flow lan…Read More

  7. Heavy-Duty Equipment Assembly Meets the Mighty Magnum Wheel

    Magnum Wheel Pallet Flow for Optimizing In-Process Assembly of Heavy-Duty Machinery Gravity flow products are effective productivity tools for storage and retrieval of palletized, cased, and cartoned inventory, but before those products are packed and ready to ship, they have to be assembled. Small parts are often stored and staged for assembly in carton flow, but what about big parts? And, for th…Read More

  8. Dual Pallet Separators — Deep-Lane Pressure Relief for Pallet Flow

    Deep-lane pallet flow is a space-saving and economical warehousing solution for high-throughput inventory. Designing a deep-lane system takes careful attention to detail… it can be a lot of pressure, and even more than you may be thinking. A deep-lane pallet flow system, as with any gravity fed system is designed precisely to allow a free flow of pallets from the charge side to the discharge sid…Read More

  9. Building the Foundation for Ideal Pallet Flow | Mallard Best Practices

    Up to 90% of Mallard pallet flow lanes are installed on multi-level pallet racking– that’s a lot of uprights and beams creating the essential foundation for your pallet flow system.  Even more critical are the rack design and installation procedures that ensure that this foundation is the best possible for effective, efficient pallet flow performance. The following are Mallard’s best practi…Read More

  10. Customer Requested… Mallard Delivered and Then Some!

    2.5” Diameter Pallet Flow Handles Heavy-Weight Plastic Pallets The customer is always right, but we also know a thing or two. So, when we were asked to provide a 2.5” full roller pallet flow option to our pallet flow rack product line we were happy to oblige. However, we also felt the need to see if there was any way to improve upon a standard 2.5” roller pallet flow lane… here’s where t…Read More