1. FAQ Part 1 – How High Can I Build My Pallet Flow Rack?

    There are a few questions that most customers ask us at least once, like…  ”How high can I build my pallet flow system” and “How deep can I design my pallet flow rack?” So we thought we’d take the opportunity to offer our advice on these topics in a two part FAQ Series.  They are seemingly simple questions, which are probably why everyone asks them, but the real answers are usually a…Read More

  2. A Controlled Pallet Flow is a Safer, More Efficient Pallet Flow

    Speed– it’s generally considered a great thing in warehousing and distribution. The faster we move products through the warehouse, the better.  Speed - when it comes to your pallet flow application, well that is a bit more involved.  In addition to several other design parameters like product load, pallet type, track design and pitch, careful attention must be given to the speed at which the…Read More

  3. Car Maker Finds Universal Pallet Flow Solution on Mallard Test Drive

    Another case solved for the engineering test team at Mallard!  We were asked by a leading car manufacturer if we had one pallet flow system that would work for their wide range of products and pallets in their manufacturing parts assembly areas.  No Problem… we thought.  But as the variables grew, we knew that a comprehensive “test drive” in our in-house testing lab was the only approach …Read More

  4. The Pallet-Tote; a Popular Merger with Big Impact on Pallet Flow Design

      A marriage between pallets and containers makes a lot of sense; an all-in-one unit to contain, store, handle, pick and transport otherwise tricky products and loose items.  The variety of options, shapes and styles are vast, giving you the flexibility to find the perfect fit for your product or application.  Great news – yes, but all these choices, materials, shapes and sizes can present a …Read More

  5. Pallet Flow and Plastic Pallets… Why We Test EVERY One!

    Plastic Pallets are gaining in popularity for good reason; they’re weather-resistant, reusable, sustainable, easy to clean, bug-free and durable. While the pallet market grows pretty steadily at 1% per year, the plastic pallet market increases by about 2.4% per year (over 130 million pallets) largely because the product is lightweight and reusable.   While they are a great choice for many ware…Read More

  6. Will the Real GMA Pallet Please Stand Up?

    Get the Most from Your Pallet Flow by Using Quality GMA Pallets Quality counts. And it’s built into every aspect of Mallard pallet flow products; from our design, manufacturing and testing, to the selection of every track, wheel or roller used. But, just as critical to system performance is the quality of the pallet. As we say (daily)…  Good pallets = Good Pallet Flow. The success of your pal…Read More

  7. How to Relieve Back Pressure in Extra-Deep Pallet Flow Systems

    Whether you're using pallet flow for high density full pallet storage or floor level case-pick applications, back pressure - the pressure exerted from the weight of the rear pallets - can have serious impact on worker safety and productivity.  Back pressure is approximately 6% of the combined weight of the rear pallet loads. Example: 5-deep system, each pallet having a 2,500 lb. load. Back pressu…Read More

  8. Maintenance Tips for Optimal Pallet Flow Performance

    Mallard pallet flow systems are engineered to perform and built to last in the toughest of warehouse environments.  But even the "hulk" of gravity flow storage requires routine maintenance and safety checks to ensure optimal system performance and worker safety.  Your pallet flow system should be inspected for structural forklift damage, pallet or product damage and system misuse on a regular ba…Read More