Glide In or Push Back Racking is a patented system of enveloping, wheeled carts that glide on sloping rails. Push Back Racking is a pallet storage method that allows pallets to be stored from 2 to 6 deep on either side of an aisle, storing pallets in a LIFO system.
Glide-In® Push Back pallet racking works by placing the first pallet on the top part of a leveled cart and pushing it back. This reveals the next cart ready for loading. When the second pallet is positioned and pushed back, the third cart is revealed and ready to load.
This continues until all the pallet positions are filled. The final pallet rests on the rail.
When unloading, the front pallet is removed. Gravity moves all the pallets forward for easy access. As each pallet is removed, the remaining pallets move down into position until completely unloaded and all carts are again in position for reloading. Where the picking and replenishing operations create an operational challenge, Glide-In/Push Back Racking is an excellent storage solution.
For more information on Glide In/Push Back Racking or for a pallet flow racking consultation, please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment Automation Engineer at 800 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.