1. How to Build a Pallet Flow Lane for Plastic Pod Pallets | Mallard How-To

    Plastic pallets provide a hygienic, non-splintering, lightweight alternative to standard wooden pallets. While the benefit of the pallet being free from protruding nails and loose boards is always a plus in a pallet flow rack system, it can be a challenge to design around the plastic pallet shape. The Mallard team recommends always allowing us to test sample pallet loads in our in-house testing fa…Read More

  2. Choosing Drop-In or Indirect-Mount Speed Controllers for Pallet Flow

    Speed controllers are used in pallet flow rack to control both the speed and tracking of the pallet as it flows down the lane. Because pallet flow rack is a gravity flow solution where pallets are loaded from a charge aisle and flow on a slightly pitched wheeled or roller lane to a discharge (pick) aisle, the flow speed and tracking of the pallets must be controlled. The lane is design is based up…Read More

  3. Pallet Flow Keeps Things Rolling for Major Auto Manufacturer

    Major auto manufacturers know how to build things that move, but when one needed to keep their parts flowing we were honored that they turned to us for a solution. Split roller pallet flow racking is a terrific choice for this challenge but there are some key reasons why… so let’s go over the specs. The parts are secured to 5 different length pallets of varying weights, but they do share a com…Read More

  4. Mallard Push-Back Wins SKU Selectivity Challenge vs Traditional Push-Back Storage

    If you're unfamiliar with the images below then you’re probably not in the dairy business. While unusual to most, these bulk containers are common in the dairy world to store and transport blocks of cheese. A leading cheese processor was storing 4 of these small 30” x 24” containers per pallet in a traditional push-back cart system, but they needed more SKU selectivity in the same storage …Read More