Pallet Flow Rack


Save space with high-density pallet flow

Pallet flow racking systems are high density pallet storage systems that utilize depth to increase capacity. This system uses a slightly inclined rail with rollers that allow pallets to move easily along the sloped plane. These systems are also called gravity flow or dynamic flow systems. The pallet flow system often has complex motion and braking systems to control the speed of the moving pallet.

Pallet flow racking systems are either a FIFO (first in, first out) or a LIFO (last in, first out) storage system. If the system is loaded from the back and unloaded from the front, its FIFO; if the system is loaded and unloaded from the front its a LIFO system.

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Steel Skatewheel Pallet Flow

For more than 60 years, Bastian Solutions has designed and installed efficient pallet pick systems featuring 1.9” diameter steel skate wheels for distribution and manufacturing operations. We're experts at designing high-density racking systems that offer customers flexibility, so they can use their space as efficiently as possible. Our highly skilled engineers will thoroughly analyze your needs and test a number of solutions to determine the most effective option for your unique environment and budget, ensuring you get a system that is both reliable and cost effective.

Skatewheel Pallet Flow

Poly Wheel Pallet Flow

Bastian Solutions’ 2.9” diameter Poly Wheel Pallet Flow Systems are designed for first-in-first-out (FIFO) applications. These types of bulk material handling systems yield a faster inventory turnaround which aids in protecting dated products. This equipment can hold a high number of pallets while maintaining a low number of SKUs.

Advantages include:

  • FIFO - "First-In-First-Out" Inventory
  • Reduced Labor & Equipment Cost
  • Organized Inventory
  • Inventory Audits
  • Less Pilferage & Product Damage
  • Increased Safety
  • Reduced Overhead Expenses

Magnum Wheel Pallet Flow

For heavy duty applications Bastian Solutions recommends 2.9” diameter Magnum Wheel Pallet Flow Solutions. Magnum wheels are a patented product that has proven to be the industry’s strongest engineered resin wheel.

Features Include:

  • 26 Ball Bearings with Hardened Steel Outer Races
  • Crowned Rolling Surface for straight tracking and Reduce Damage to Pallets
  • Tread Width 15% Wider Than Competitors

Full-Width Roller Pallet Flow

1.9” Full-Width Roller Pallet Flow Systems provide an excellent rolling surface for plastic pallets, skids, wire baskets, slip sheets, corrugated skids, and plastic returnable shipping containers as well as a variety of other loads that are unpredictable on other conveying surfaces.

These engineered bulk material handling systems can be configured to the width of the product conveyed or in a split lane configuration. All of the rollers are sized to carry the products safely and effortlessly. The bearings used in the rollers are selected to facilitate the environmental conditions of the system. All bearings for the material handling equipment are selected based on low maintenance.  Loads can be controlled during the transition to the exit of the flow lane by the use of speed controllers.


Keg Flow

Gravity keg flow helps beer wholesalers and distributors with dense, multi-level keg storage – up to 8 kegs deep and 8 kegs wide per 96″ bay – accommodating all keg types and sizes. Lanes can store unique SKUs and be designed to support first-in, first-out (FIFO) inventory rotation or first-in, last-out (FILO) rotation. Keg flow improves space and provides needed differentiation while increasing productivity with reduced travel time. Advantages are:

  • Greater Storage Density
  • More Efficient Picking
  • Ideal for either FILO (push-back), or FIFO (gravity flow) applications
  • Can pick/load from either side of the rack

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