Carton live shelving is perfect for the fast handling of stock on a first in, first out (FIFO) basis. Cartons sit on inclined rollers and, once loaded, are gravity-fed to the next aisle, ready for picking.
The guides and rollers can be adjustable to accommodate items of varying sizes. You can also add a braking system to ensure the safe handling of heavy or delicate articles.
Carton live shelving is particularly well-suited to:
- Fast-moving stock with a predictable turnover.
- A wide range of products, from pharmaceuticals to cosmetics, computer goods, car parts and more.
It enables you to:
- Operate automatic stock rotation.
- Quickly handle a variety of product lines.
- Reduce order preparation time.
- Maximise storage.
Operate automatic stock rotation
The first carton to be loaded is the first carton on the picking face so first in, first out (FIFO) stock management is automatic.
Quickly handle a variety of product lines
You can dedicate each loading lane to a different product if need be – the reduced density of SKU faces improves picking times considerably.
Reduce order preparation time
Loading and picking are in separate aisles, so one doesn’t interfere with the other. The gravity-fed system also means cartons are always easily accessible at the front of the shelf.
Maximise storage space
Typically, the track length on your shelves can be up to three metres and the separate loading and picking aisles enable you to keep them full constantly. Although shelf height is limited by hand loading and unloading, you can incorporate order pickers or access platforms to enable the height to be increased.