Keg Storage Solutions

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 not possible without modifications. Because of this, distributors often resort to storing beer kegs on the ground. However, this is not the most efficient use 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. To accommodate the storage of an increasing number of beer variations on the market, UNEX developed Keg Flow. Keg Flow uses durable SpanTrack carton flow rollers that integrate seamlessly into existing pallet rack structures.

Keg Storage Solutions

Benefits of Engineered-to-Order Keg Racks

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

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

Optimize Keg Storage With UNEX

UNEX designs customized keg storage racks to meet the needs of beer distribution operations both large and small. SpanTrack Keg Flow allows beer wholesalers to store a greater number of beer variations in their distribution centers. Keg Flow racks can be built to accommodate a variety of common keg sizes, including Sixth Barrel, Quarter Barrel, Slim Quarter, and Half Barrel. SpanTrack carton flow rollers provide the most surface contact so weight is distributed evenly to create an efficient, reliable, and durable keg storage rack. Implementing keg storage racks in your operation will bring heavy kegs up off the ground to increase SKU density, maximize space, and create FIFO product rotation.

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UNEX Space Optimization Solutions for Fulfillment

UNEX manufactures engineered-to-order space optimization solutions that allow warehouses and fulfillment operations to condense and organize SKUs. This reduces travel time and maximizes space within your facility. UNEX solutions are proven to dramatically increase space utilization within distribution centers. 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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UNEX Keg Storage Solutions

The craft beer boom has created a demand for beer distributors to increase the number of SKUs being stored in their warehouses. SpanTrack Keg Flow was thoughtfully designed by UNEX engineers 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.

SpanTrack Keg Flow

Increase capacity by maximizing warehouse space and pick 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 very durable and reliable keg storage rack. 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.

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