By storing items on shelving or pallets, manufacturers are missing out on the storage space above floor level load. Installing industrial racking can double, triple, or quadruple industrial storage space, depending on the height of the facility.
By utilizing carton flow in a modular rack, like FlowCell and SpanTrack, facilities can gain up to 80% more space due to the compression of the pick window. When an employee is picking from a pallet, all locations on the pallet must be accessible by the employee, and all those locations must remain accessible even if they’ve already been picked because the physical pallet must remain. SpanTrack requires only one static location for each item, and the rest flow to that location automatically. This greatly limits the need for costly open space around pallets and potentially dangerous reaches for far-away products.
The same can be said for pallet positions in a rack. When beams are set up to hold full pallets, that position becomes fixed. While ground-level space is utilized, regardless of how full the pallet may be, the space it occupies is constant. Reaching into racks to pick from the rear of pallets is difficult, dangerous, and costly. With SpanTrack, the product always flows to the front, and the fixed storage space is the depth of the lane, which allows for substantially greater density where it counts: the pick face and the overall height.