Pallet Flow Rack

Pallet flow racks are an innovative solution for high-density storage and inventory management. These racks are designed to hold pallets of various sizes and types, allowing for efficient and streamlined material-handling processes. By using gravity to move pallets along inclined rails, pallet flow racks enable warehouse operators to easily organize and retrieve products with minimal manual effort. This not only saves time, but also reduces the risk of accidents, improving overall workplace safety. 

In addition to enhancing productivity and safety, pallet flow racks offer FIFO (first-in, first-out) inventory control, ensuring that older products are used first, which reduces waste. Moreover, they help maximize warehouse space utilization, enabling businesses to store more products in less space. 

Whether you’re dealing with slow-movers, fast-movers, or heavy loads, pallet flow pallet racking systems provide a flexible and dependable warehouse storage solution that can meet your specific needs.

Types of Pallet Flow Racks

The three types of pallet flow racks include push-back; drive-in, drive-through; and carton flow.

  • Push-Back Pallet Flow Racks: These racks use sloped rails to move pallets from the back of the rack to the front. This allows workers to access multiple pallets at once, while also providing maximum storage density.
  • Drive-In, Drive-Through Pallet Flow Racks: These racks allow workers to access multiple pallets quickly and easily at once using forklifts or other material-handling equipment. The drive-in design allows workers to access inventory from both sides of the rack, while the drive-through design allows workers to access inventory from one side only.
  • Carton Flow Racks: Carton flow racks are designed specifically for storing cartons or boxes in a warehouse setting. These racks feature angled shelves with rollers that allow boxes to be moved from the back of the rack towards the front, so workers don’t have to search through layers of inventory.

Features and Technical Specifications of Pallet Flow Racks

  • Gravity flow pallet picking system
  • Heavy-duty skate wheels allow pallets to easily flow downward to the picking position
  • Allows for quick and efficient inventory turnover
  • High-density storage utilizes warehouse space with fewer aisles
  • Can store as many as 20 pallets deep and multiple levels high
  • Quick, immediate access to every product
  • Able to accommodate full pallet loads

Benefits and Applications of Pallet Flow Racks

  • Space Efficiency
  • Time Savings
  • Inventory Control
  • Reduced Labour
  • Safety
  • Cost-Effective
  • Enhanced Accessibility
  • Durability
  • Environmental Sustainability

Installation and Maintenance

The installation process for pallet flow racks is seamless and straightforward, involving only a few necessary tools, including a drill, a hammer, and a measuring tape. Simply unpack the components and lay them out in the designated area. Then, assemble the rack according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer.

Regular inspections and cleaning are recommended to ensure optimal functionality, as well as the avoidance of any complications down the line. The maintenance process involves inspecting the rollers, checking for obstructions, and ensuring proper weight distribution.

Racking Accessories and Customization

Adding racking accessories to your pallet flow rack can further enhance its functionality and improve organization. You can customize your rack with accessories like pallet stops, speed controllers, and lane guides. Pallet stops will help keep your pallets from shifting, while speed controllers and lane guides can regulate the flow of products and improve accuracy. 

For those worried about safety, adding safety bars and netting can provide additional protection against loose items falling from higher levels.


Canadian Rack Technologies carries pallet flow racks in a variety of sizes and configurations to suit your warehouse’s needs. Moreover, our specialists can help you design a custom system that is tailored to meet your exact specifications. Don't hesitate—contact us today for pallet racking in Mississauga, Toronto, and beyond!

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