We often get asked if pallet shuttle systems are competitive products to our push back systems, after all, both products allow you to achieve high-density storage within your warehouse. While the density characteristics of the two products may be similar, the operational needs of pallet systems are significantly different from push back systems.
The case for pushback racking as an investment for effective high-density storage
High-density pushback systems are designed to attain up to 100% more storage than standard pallet racking, and equal or greater increases over poorly occupied drive-in or floor storage layouts. While many people are discouraged from buying pushback racks because of the perceived high cost ($100-$200 per pallet depending on the application – see the bottom of this page for more detail), those who examine all of the aspects of operating a warehouse know that pushback racking is easily justified.
At 3D Storage Systems, we love to go on calls with you to look at your clients pushback, pallet flow or carton flow needs. After all, dynamic storage is all we do, all day, every day.
We know that as a material handling distributor you have to be a “jack of all trades” and be able to discuss hundreds of different products in a multitude of applications. Because we specialize in pushback, pallet flow and carton flow and have been doing it for over 25 years, we like to think that we can add some value to your solution development and subsequent sales presentations.
Why Would You Buy the World’s Most Expensive Carton Flow?
Good question! Our heavy duty carton flow systems are not for everyone, that’s for sure, but we pride ourselves on having the toughest product on the market.
Contrary to some of the literature out there, “Flow-Rail” is not a new high-density storage product.
Flow-Rail was first introduced to North America back in the early 1990’s by another Canadian distributor. The product had limited success – it was susceptible to jamming caused by wood chips created by the serrated chain on the wooden pallets. To our knowledge, not one of those installations are still in use today.