1. Boost Your Return on Case Pick Operations with this Clever Pallet Flow Combo

    Faster, more cost-effective picking. It’s become the Holy Grail of fulfillment centers as the pressures of e-commerce have continued to escalate. This recent application for a major retailer incorporates two of our more popular products into one highly productive combo. See how the simplicity just makes sense and meets the customer’s case picking operational goals. Pallet Flow Lane Design 3-ra…Read More

  2. No Tilt, No Problem –Pallet Flow Loading for AGVs & Turret Trucks

    Loading a pallet flow lane, like any other warehouse pallet rack system is a step by step process. Forklift operators complete this task quickly and efficiently, day in and day out. However, with the uptick in reliance on automated warehouse vehicles like AGVs (automated guided vehicles) and turret trucks the Mallard team is identifying an important safety concern regarding pallet flow lane loadin…Read More

  3. Which Way Do You Flow? Pallet Flow Rack Test Solves the Question

    Engineering the various components of a pallet flow rack lane is a careful process and fundamental to its success. However, the type of pallet, pallet condition, and the pallet orientation all play pivotal roles in optimizing the effectiveness of the pallet flow rack system. Following is a helpful test video from our Engineering Testing Lab that clearly shows how these elements come together to cr…Read More

  4. Split-Roller Pallet Flow Puts the Brakes on Large Industrial Containers

    As a manufacturing business, we can easily see why this global engineering and steel company might use a container like this in their production facility. And, as gravity flow specialists, it’s completely understandable that we can design a pallet flow solution for these hefty vessels... So, that’s just what we did. Containing the Challenges These unique metal containers are well-constructed a…Read More

  5. When to Set Pallet Flow Rollers High vs. Low | Mallard Best Practices

    Mallard full and split-roller pallet flow systems are built to endure rigorous, daily use in busy warehouse and fulfillment operations. Properly configuring your system to go the distance, though, has everything to do with your specific inventory and pallet type. Related to that and an important part of the overall system configuration is how the rollers are mounted to the flow rails. Because this…Read More

  6. Think Smart. Harness the Power of Gravity with Flow Systems from Mallard Manufacturing

    Come see us at MODEX 2020 Booth #4806 The smartest thinking involves effectively using your resources to obtain the result you desire… what’s smarter than harnessing the power of gravity? For 60 years the Smart Thinking Mallard Manufacturing team has been engineering efficient and effective material handling solutions by capturing the forces of gravity and putting them to work for our customer…Read More

  7. Empty Pallet Return Lanes = Good Return on Investment

    Designing pallet flow lanes for case picking is only part of the process… coming up with an equally effective way to remove empty pallets from the pick area is also important for operational efficiency and warehouse safety. That’s why the Mallard empty pallet return lane is an important part of the case pick puzzle. And… to ensure we satisfy all our warehousing customers’ needs no matter w…Read More

  8. Pallet Flow Rises to the Occasion –Careful Case Picking for Luxury Accessories

    Retail goods distribution centers may be similar in function but vary widely in method and operation. A recent Mallard in-house engineering testing lab challenge for a world-renowned luxury accessories manufacturer really put this theory to the test. Their case-picking needs were different from any other retail products fulfillment operation that we’ve supplied… and so it made sense that the b…Read More

  9. Global Food Producer isn’t Chicken about Finding Best Pallet Flow Design

    We’ve got a week to go before the most important dinner of the year! Since it’s precise supply chain planning and warehouse controls that ensure a happy Thanksgiving table for millions, the Mallard team has been busy at work providing the most efficient pallet flow configurations to support our food producing customers. One of those customers was interested in finding an effective solution for…Read More

  10. 5 Signs that it’s Time to Replace Your Pallet Flow System

    Pallet flow rack systems are workhorses in a warehouse. They’re designed to handle the demands of full pallet, case-pick, even layer-pick operations efficiently, and long-term, without a great deal of maintenance and care. Just like everything else in your facility, however, pallet flow rack needs to be regularly evaluated for signs of damage. Repair or replacement, in certain circumstances, may…Read More