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Keg Storage Solutions

What are Keg Storage Solutions?

Keg storage solutions help businesses store kegs safely and efficiently. These solutions can include keg racks, keg flow, and keg shelving. Storing beer kegs is often a tricky challenge for beer distributors. Due to their unique, round shape, storing beer kegs in traditional warehouse racks is only possible with modifications. Because of this, distributors often resort to storing beer kegs on the ground. However, there are more efficient uses of space, and it requires order pickers to bend and lift heavy kegs. Furthermore, the growing popularity of craft beer has led to even more significant challenges since craft beer kegs come in many different sizes. 

Who Can Benefit from a Durable Keg Storage Solution?

Any business that stores kegs can benefit from a durable keg storage solution. Keg storage systems can benefit many businesses, including beer distributors, breweries, restaurants, and bars. Keg storage helps companies consolidate floor space, improve stock rotation, increase efficiency and productivity, and reduce costs. Keg storage solutions can help companies store kegs safely and organized. They can also help reduce the risk of damaged kegs by keeping them upright.

Worker safely picking a keg from keg storage solution

What are the Benefits of Engineered-to-Order Keg Racks?

  • Increased Space Efficiency: Keg storage solutions can consolidate floor space by storing kegs vertically. Reducing floor space needed for keg storage can free up valuable warehouse and storage areas.
  • Reduced Bending: Ergonomic keg storage solutions can help to reduce bending by allowing workers to access kegs from a standing position, preventing injuries and improving worker productivity.
  • Improved Stock Rotation: First in, first out keg storage systems can help to improve stock rotation by making it easier to track inventory and pick the correct kegs for orders. A healthy stock rotation reduces waste and enhances customer satisfaction.
  • Reduced Risk of Damage: Durable keg storage solutions reduce the risk of damaged kegs. Keeping kegs upright helps to protect the kegs and the contents to avoid costly replacement.

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Optimize Your Keg Storage with UNEX Solutions

The craft beer boom has created a demand for beer distributors to increase the number of SKUs stored in their warehouses. UNEX engineers thoughtfully designed SpanTrack Keg Flow to meet the needs of this ever-expanding industry. When beer wholesalers need to increase capacity and store kegs of various shapes and sizes, palletized storage is no longer an option. To remain competitive, beer distributors need to implement high-density keg storage solutions to keep pace with consumer demand.

Keg Flow uses durable SpanTrack rollers that integrate seamlessly into existing pallet rack structures. UNEX customized keg storage tracks can meet the needs of beer distribution operations, both large and small. SpanTrack Keg Flow allows beer wholesalers to store more beer variations in their distribution centers. Keg Flow accommodates standard keg sizes, including Sixth Barrel, Quarter Barrel, Slim Quarter, and Half Barrel. SpanTrack rollers provide the most surface contact, so weight is evenly distributed to create an efficient, reliable, durable keg storage rack. Implementing keg storage racks in your operation will bring heavy kegs off the ground to increase SKU density, maximize space, and create FIFO product rotation.

Heavy-Duty SpanTrack Keg Flow Rollers

Heavy-duty keg storage solutions offer an alternative to palletized storage that consolidates floor space, reduces bending, and improves stock rotation. Travel time and mispicks for order pickers are also reduced when workers pick from racks designed to store kegs. Implementing a solution like SpanTrack Keg Flow increases warehouse capacity while improving efficiency and productivity.

UNEX saw a need for a solution allowing beer distributors to store kegs of various sizes. Keg Flow combines heavy-duty SpanTrack carton flow rollers, 6″ standard heavy-duty guard rails to keep kegs upright, and high roller stops to ease picking. Implementing a solution tailored specifically for keg storage saves time, space, and money compared to storing and picking kegs off pallets stored at floor level.

Increase Capacity and Solve Safety Challenges with UNEX Keg Storage Solutions

Maximizing warehouse space, increase capacity, and pick beer kegs more efficiently with SpanTrack Keg Flow. Designed to improve storage density and consolidate floor space, Keg Flow improves stock rotation, efficiency, and productivity. Each lane of Keg Flow can handle both 1/6 and 1/4 slim kegs. The tracks are interchangeable and can be dropped into channel or step beams. Keg Flow employs heavy-duty steel rollers, making it a durable and reliable keg storage solution. The high roller stop offers easy ergonomic keg “roll out,” reducing wear on aluminum kegs. Keg Flow is available in single or double-deep lanes.


UNEX manufactures engineered-to-order space optimization solutions that allow warehouses and fulfillment operations to condense and organize SKUs. Condensing storage space reduces travel time and maximizes space within your facility. UNEX solutions are proven to increase space utilization within distribution centers dramatically. From carton flow systems to keg storage, dynamic industrial shelving, and more, UNEX offers a variety of space-saving solutions to meet the needs of any distribution center.

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SpanTrack Keg Flow

SpanTrack Keg Flow gets kegs off the ground and gives beer distributors room to grow. This high-density keg storage solution replaces palletized storage, consolidates floor space, reduces bending for workers, and improves stock rotation.

Additional Benefits Of Spantrack Keg Flow Include:

  • Add keg storage to any new or existing pallet rack
  • Increase storage density up to 200% while reducing travel time and mispicks
  • Reduce wear on aluminum kegs
  • Keep kegs tight and upright

SpanTrack Lane

SpanTrack Lane is an innovative carton-flow solution that drops into new or existing pallet rack structures to create an efficient, reliable, and durable flow system. Depend on a robust and sturdy solution for even the most active warehouses and assembly plants.

Key benefits of Spantrack include:

  • Ensure FIFO inventory rotation
  • Reduce worker travel time by up to 75%
  • Optimized for product stacking
  • Industry-leading 7-year warranty

SpanTrack Wheel Bed

SpanTrack Wheel Bed is a flexible carton flow solution that drops into new or existing pallet rack structures to create the ultimate gravity flow rack system for order picking operations, manufacturing facilities, and more. 

Additional Benefits Of Spantrack Wheel Bed Include:

  • Hex hub wheel design for optimal flow
  • Store products with a wide variation in size and weight
  • Increase flexibility for inventory slotting with 90% left to right bay usage
  • Replenish inventory from the back without interrupting the process in front

Pick Shelves

Tilted pick shelves significantly improve SKU visibility, resulting in faster order picking and more comfortable, precise picks for workers. Our easy-to-mount pick shelves are customizable and fit perfectly in racks and on workstations.

Additional Benefits Of Pick Shelves Include:

  • Integrate slow movers into the pick line to save space and increase efficiency
  • Eliminate the dead zone
  • Accelerate pick rates
  • Provide clear visibility and accessibility at the pick point and improve worker comfort

Roller Rack

Roller Rack is a pre-engineered gravity flow rack designed to optimize efficiency, safety, and FIFO rotation in many settings. They are pre-configured, easy to assemble, and ready when your facility needs them.

Additional Benefits Of Roller Racks Include:

  • Quick and easy to build and install
  • Create bays seven times denser than pallet position storage
  • Reduce picker travel time by up to 75%
  • Improve access and visibility while reducing strain on workers

Gravity Conveyors

Durable, efficient gravity conveyors move all types of loads throughout a facility. Our extensive line of roller and wheel conveyor solutions are easy to install, made to order, and proven to increase warehouse efficiency and throughput significantly.

Additional Benefits Of Gravity Conveyors Include:

  • Replace high-maintenance solutions with rugged, low-maintenance gravity conveyors
  • Save time and money with lengths manufactured to the inch
  • All steel construction for increased durability
  • Improve efficiency and throughput

Pallet Track

Pallet Track is a durable pallet flow solution that utilizes rollers or wheel rails to optimize flow for fast-moving inventory. Our high-quality pallet tracks increase efficiency and storage density and can be customized to fit an operation’s unique needs.

Key benefits of Pallet Track include:

  • Select from a variety of track lengths and mounting options 
  • Increase storage density
  • Reduce fork truck operations
  • Decrease damage to inventory

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