Glide In/Push Back Racking

All carts have welded cross members to support weak or damaged pallets. The carts envelop each other to make each cart readily accessible at the aisle face.

TYPE: Pallet Flow Racking and Case Flow Racking Systems

MODEL: Glide In/Push Back Racking

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.

How does Glide In/Push Back Racking Work?

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.


  • Patented Enveloping Cart Design
    All carts have welded cross members to support weak or damaged pallets. The carts envelop each other to make each cart readily accessible at the aisle face.
  • Unique Wheel Design
    Each glide-in wheel is treated with light aircraft lubricant, capable of working in a wide range of temperatures, even refrigerated warehouses and wet rooms. Wheels are one-piece construction with sealed bearings and do not require field assembly.
  • Track Design
    Hot rolled structural steel sections are installed with a gradual pitch (usually 5/16” per foot). This gradual slope, together with the low friction wheels, ensures safe and controlled operation.
  • Bolted Rack Connections
    To achieve maximum rigidity, strength, and proper alignment, connections are bolted between uprights, shelf beams, track, and bracing.
  • System Design
    The standard components of most drive-in storage systems can be retrofitted to accommodate a glide-in/Push Back system.
  • Level Carts
    Since all carts are level, loads can be filled parallel to the floor for easier fork truck operation and less chance of slipping than with a pitched cart system.
  • Non-Level Carts
    Where height limitations exist, non-level carts provide reduced stacking height and provide an overall lower system.


  • Increased productivity with full pallets always at aisle face.
  • Glide In/Push Back Racking combines the high density storage of drive-in racking with the selectivity of a conventional single deep rack.
  • Simple inventory control with all pallets at the aisle.
  • Complete accessibility of every storage level at the aisle face. No need to empty a lower level.
  • All you need are standard fork trucks, no specialized lift equipment is necessary.
  • Made from 100% Structural Steel
  • Highly resistant to abuse
  • Greater load bearing capacity
  • Shaped carts use less steel, allowing for denser storage
  • Each cart has 4 tapered wheels for less friction, which are lubricated to operate in a wide range of temperatures; each wheel has 16 ball bearings with dust covers

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 844 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.

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