Carton Live Shelving and Storage

Firms who have fast-moving stock with a predictable turnover often use carton live shelving. It operates using First-In, First-Out (FIFO) principles; cartons are loaded onto inclined rollers and are gravity-fed down to the next aisle, where the products can be picked.

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Types of Carton Live Shelving and Storage

Carton live shelving and storage systems work on a gravity-assisted mechanism, where goods are loaded into one end and slide down to the other end for picking. The system has inclined roller tracks or conveyor lanes that ensure the smooth movement of items and maintain a constant supply at the retrieval point. This setup follows a FIFO approach ideal for goods or products with expiration dates and either operates with roller or wheel tracks or has a system that allows new cartons to be loaded at the front – pushing back existing products – ideal for high-density storage. Every carton live shelving and storage system is designed to reduce manual effort, speed up picking processes and ensure efficient stock rotation, which makes it a popular choice in warehouses and distribution centres for managing fast-moving consumer goods.

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Benefits of Carton Live Shelving and Storage

Cost-Effective Shelving: Carton live shelving stands out as a highly cost-effective storage solution by maximising storage capacity through high-density shelving. This system allows cartons to be densely packed on inclined racks, significantly freeing up valuable floor space. The design reduces the need for extensive horizontal space and minimises travel time and distances for warehouse staff. This efficient use of space leads to lower operational costs, as it optimises the available area and streamlines the workflow.

Automatic Stock Rotation: The FIFO (First-In, First-Out) system inherent in carton live shelving ensures automatic stock rotation, which is crucial for managing perishable goods or items with expiration dates. Dedicated lanes can be allocated for different products, facilitating organised and systematic storage. This automatic rotation minimises the risk of stock becoming outdated or expired on the shelves, thus reducing waste and ensuring the constant movement of inventory. It’s particularly beneficial in environments like food distribution or pharmaceuticals, where product freshness and compliance with expiration dates are critical.

Efficient Picking: Carton live storage significantly streamlines the order preparation and picking process. Separating the loading and picking zones onto different aisles ensures restocking activities do not disrupt the picking process. The gravity-fed design means items are always at the front of the picking zone, reducing the time and effort required to locate and retrieve items. This efficiency leads to faster order processing times and increased productivity, making it an excellent system for businesses with high turnover rates and fast-paced picking operations.

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Everything You Need to Know About Carton Live Shelving and Storage

Carton live storage systems are ergonomically designed for efficient handling in the picking area, while also optimising storage capacity. The system is best used within warehouses that store a large variety of non-uniform product lines, where picking speed is still a priority. Carton live shelving can be used to store a wide range of products, such as computer goods, car parts, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and other products that typically do not require picking in bulk.

How Does Carton Live Shelving and Storage Work?

Carton live storage and shelving operates on a First-In, First-Out (FIFO) basis, streamlining inventory management in warehouses. Cartons are placed on inclined rollers, utilising gravity to move them towards the picking aisle. This design ensures automatic stock rotation without needing specialised equipment. As items are picked, the next ones in line automatically slide forward, ensuring the oldest stock is accessed first, minimising product expiration risks. This system optimises space by reducing aisle requirements and increasing storage density, making it highly efficient for environments with high-volume turnover.

Customising Carton Live Shelving and Storage

The shelving can easily be customised to the needs of your warehouse enhancing its utility in diverse warehouse environments. The guides and rollers that facilitate the movement of items can be adjusted to accommodate products of varying shapes and sizes, ensuring each item, regardless of its dimensions, can be stored and accessed efficiently.  Furthermore, the addition of a braking system is a significant enhancement, especially for handling heavier or more delicate goods. This feature ensures items move along the rollers at a controlled speed, reducing the risk of items colliding or falling, which is particularly important for fragile items. The braking system not only minimises the risk of stock damage but also enhances safety for warehouse staff, preventing accidents that could occur due to uncontrolled movement of goods. This level of customisation not only optimises storage efficiency but also contributes to a safer and more effective working environment, making carton live shelving and storage an adaptable and reliable solution for a wide range of warehousing needs.

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