Optimizing the Aisle Layout for Flow Rack Systems

There are a number of advantages that flow racks provide that can’t be found with other storage systems. First and foremost, flow racks facilitate high-density storage with first-in, first-out principles. Using a dynamic storage system, when a pallet is retrieved from a flow rack, a new pallet rolls into position, which reduces labor requirements.

To make the most of flow racks in your warehouse, you should carefully consider your aisle layout. Because flow racks are high density, you’ll require fewer aisles than you would with other types of racking. Optimizing your layout should allow you to create wider aisles with better accessibility. For example, the fishbone design, which has diagonal aisles that intersect, is popular because it allows for more efficient pallet picking.

Contact Ace Industrial Equipment today to learn more about the best aisle layout for your warehouse. We are a leading provider of racking for businesses nationwide, and can provide you with top-quality flow rack systems along with expert advice on warehouse efficiency.