Keep Pushing: Safety Guidelines For Pushback Rack Systems

June 18, 2019

pallet rack system

Pushback rack systems provide a unique way to gain more space in a crowded warehouse. They store pallet loads on both sides of an aisle at higher cubic densities, approximately 25% to 65% greater than selective racking. What that means is loads can be stored and retrieved from the same aisle, reducing the number of aisles needed. Freed space, that’s the name of the game with pushback rack.

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Product News: Spring-Rail Pushback Product Announced

April 15, 2016

Spring-Rail Close Up

Recently Exglobe, maker of the horizontal flow rail featured on our website, announced the upcoming launch of a new product that allows existing pallet rack to be used as pushback rack without the carts and retrofit expense typically incurred. I contacted Exglobe’s U.S. sales manager, George Bally, to ask a few questions about the new product.

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How Flow Rail Helps Reclaim Storage Space In Push-Back Rack

October 30, 2014

PushBack Rack

Push back rack operates through a system of carts that ride on rails in the pallet rack. Each set of rails has an incline through which gravity “pushes” all pallets toward the front of the rack. The carts fit atop one another when the bay is empty, and as pallets are placed on carts, previously loaded carts are “pushed back” by each added pallet, hence the name for this rack system. Push back rack is a last-in first-out system that reduces pick time because all pick faces are at the front of the pallet rack. While there are many benefits in using Push back rack, there are also some limitations.

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This article is part of a series of articles on Flow Rail. Click on a link below to view one of the other articles.
  1. How Flow Rail Systems Improve Drive-In Racks
  2. How Flow Rail Helps Reclaim Storage Space In Push-Back Rack
  3. High Density Pallet Storage Racks: Comparing Pushback, Drive-In, and Flow Rail

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