Greer, South Carolina—Creform Corporation has introduced a new flow rack with stepped-up design that features three levels for product presentation in the ergonomic “strike zone.” Each level features two lanes, while one lane at the bottom level is an empty container return.
Each lane of the rack features physical separators on both sides so that the boxes are contained and separated as they flow down the lanes smoothly. Each supply lane features an extra angle at the picking position for enhanced view into the boxes and easier component selection and retrieval. With the stair-stepped design, each level can be raised or lowered without changing the length of the conveyor. Each of the cart’s levels can be repositioned or the entire flow rack can be customized with only simple tools.
The flow rack features Creform’s wide Placon Conveyor Rollers. The wide Placon Rollers span the open grid bottom and ensure smooth flow. Placon rollers work especially well with totes with soft bottoms or open cell designs. The 3" wide Placon rollers provide extra support necessary to handle these flow rack challenges. Placon rollers are available in 1 5/8" and ¾" dia., as well as various pitch centers to accommodate many applications. Stainless steel covered rollers are available where extra roller wear is necessary.
The stepped flow rack is suitable for manufacturing plants or for use in warehouses as it can present production parts to a manufacturing cell or used for order picking or kitting. It features four heavy duty adjustable feet for structure leveling (wheels are an option).
Higher capacity, custom rack sizes, and configurations are possible with Creform.
Racks can be built with plastic coated pipe and various colors are available. Creform flow racks can be configured for ESD (anti-static) applications and are available as a kit, an assembled structure, or in the component form for a complete DIY solution.