Pallet Runner ® Racking System
The Pallet Runner® Racking System is a high density storage system that allows you to store multiple pallets in a deep lane configuration. The system also gives you the flexibility of retrieving pallets from any lane with multiple SKU locations without driving into the system.
Pallets are unloaded and loaded into the system from the first or “Home” position at either end with a Pallet Runner® Cart. The cart is designed to transport pallets being stored into the system, and retrieve the pallets as needed for shipment.
The self-powered Pallet Runner® cart is easily moved between lanes as required with a standard lift truck.
Pallet Runner® Racking System Charactoristics
- Pallets can be stored to unlimited depths
- Increased storage within the same or smaller square footage
- Increase operator productivity to 40 or more pallet moves /hour
- 1 cart can support up to 1,000 pallet positions
- A different SKU can be stored in each lane
- Pallets are transported smoothly, avoiding product damage
- Suitable for ambient, cooler and freezer applications
- Reduced operating costs, environmentally friendly
The Pallet Runner® Racking System provides clients high density storage while providing maximum selectivity. The system has consistently provided clients unparalleled storage space utilization for an investment that is comparable to traditional racking systems. Working in conjunction with your existing lift truck fleet, the Pallet Runner® Racking System will provide unlimited flexibility in maximizing your warehouse storage space.
The Pallet Runner® Carts can be placed or moved into any lane by means of a fork lift. Once the Cart has been placed into the appropriate lane, the operator uses a radio transmitter to instruct the Cart to perform the function given. The operator may drive away to retrieve or deliver another pallet while the Pallet Runner® works on its own.
Pallet Runner® is designed to make your facility more productive and efficient. Pallet Runner® has a dedicated team of designers and engineers to ensure a smooth installation.
Dock to Stock
Dock to stock distance is shortened drastically, improving fork lift productivity and truck turn around. Since only one (LIFO) or two (FIFO) aisles are needed, they can be lined up directly with the dock.
First-in First-out (FIFO)
The Pallet Runner® Cart is used to load pallets from one end of the storage system and retrieved from the other end of the system to create a FIFO environment.
Last-in First-out (LIFO)
Pallets are loaded into the system using the Pallet Runner® from main aisles. This allows storage systems to be much deeper pallet positions than other high density systems. This creates the shortest distance possible from loading dock to the system creating a high rate of lift truck productivity; the Pallet Runner® cart either retrieves or puts the pallet in position freeing the operator to perform another task.
The Pallet Runner® Cart can be used in conjunction with other storage systems including Case Pick environments such as Pallet Flow. High density storage is achieved in the upper levels while case picking occurs in corridors through the system.
80 - 20 Rule
The Pallet Runner® storage system works in conjunction with a picking system maintaining the 80 - 20 Rule; whereby 20% of your sku’s represent 80% of your volume, and 80% of your sku’s represent 20% of your volume. The lower portion, or 20% of skus, of the system utilizes a pallet flow (roller) system for continual pallet loading and retrieval. The upper portion of the system utilizes the Pallet Runner® system for the 80% of your skus.