Flow rack

What is a flow rack?

Flow racks are racks that can be loaded with pallets or containers from one side, while the goods are removed from the other side. Flow racks are often used for picking smaller loading aids. High-quality loading aids and packaging units as well as little variation in the weight of the individual units are the prerequisites for a flow rack.

Advantages of flow racking:

  • Use of the FiFo principle
  • Better use of space thanks to the elimination of many shelf aisles
  • The system can be automated
  • Compact storage on a small footprint
  • Unproblematic stock control

Disadvantages of flow racking:

  • Goods can fall out or get stuck
  • The transport onto other goods could damage them
  • High investment costs
  • Additional load securing may be required
  • High maintenance costs



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What is a flow rack?


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