Push Back Rack


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Push Back Rack Cart System


How Push Back Rack Works


Push Back Rack Density

Push Back Rack Systems Move Pallets with Gravity Flow

Push Back rack systemsare available in structural or roll-formed frames. These simple and efficient systems work by placing pallet loads on a series of nesting carts that are fed forward by gravity on rigid structural steel rails.

UNARCO’s Push Back Rack solution is extremely low-profile. This allows you to store items up to five pallets deep and still create more stocking space and clearance between levels.

Flow is achieved by gravity moving the push back rack carts along the inclined rails which can be adjusted vertically to control pitch. Welded steel carts make installation easy and four fully-sealed and lubricated wheels provide years of durable flow. Each cart can hold up to 2,500 lbs.

As a pallet is loaded onto the front, it pushes the pallet behind it back one position. When the front pallet is removed, the rear pallets automatically come forward to the newly empty front position. This allows for easily accessible Last-In-First-Out (LIFO) inventory management. Operators can store products from 2-6 pallets deep, with front-only loading from a single aisle.

Push Back Rack offers more versatile storage than Drive-In rack because each lane flows independently and vertical storage operates separately from the lanes below it. Multiple pick facings for a variety of SKUs can be stored and retrieved without disturbing other products above or below in a single-lane or double-lane format.

Lift truck drivers never enter the rack. The first pallet rests on the top cart and the second pallet pushes that pallet back to rest on the second cart.

Additional pallets will rest on the nested carts below and the final pallet rests on the sturdy structural steel rails. As pallets are removed, each position behind flows forward gently until all product is finally brought to rest on rubber bumpers at the front of the system.

UNARCO can help design carts for special non-standard pallet support or products with typically weak pallets. For more photos of Push Back Rack, view the UNARCO Push Back Rack Photo Gallery.

Push Back Rack Structural

UNARCO Push Back Rack carts nest together with a low profile to help save vertical space.

Push Back Cart Wheels
UNARCO Push Back Rack carts can be painted different colors so that forklift drivers will know how many pallets are stored in a lane.


System Highlights:

Push Back Rack Systems use a series of nested carts with stainless steel wheels to move pallets to the picking aisle.

  • Forklift drivers never enter the rack

  • Multiple pallets can be stored at the depth of every picking position

  • Push Back requires minimal maintenance

  • Push Back carts can be engineered for specially sized pallets or containers

  • Last-In/First-Out stock rotation

The main benefit of a Push Back Rack system is to offer selectivity of densely-stored pallets without having to drive into the racking system, keeping product damage to a minimum by storing pallets up to six deep inside of the rack. A properly engineered push back system with the right pitch, and will flow each pallet forward at the correct speed safely. There is less handling by forklift drivers and more automatic gravity flow.

For more photos of Push Back systems, view the UNARCO Push Back Rack Photo Gallery.

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