Industry specific solution with BITO PROflow pallet racking How to successfully manage increasing product variety
PROflow is the product name for BITO pallet live racking. In lanes fitted with gravity rollers, pallets loaded at one side of a racking move unassisted to the opposite picking face.
Pallet live storage guarantees FIFO stock rotation – goods loaded first are retrieved first thereby ensuring easy control of sell-by dates.
Separating the first pallet at the retrieval side from the other pallets in the same lane, the BITO FlowStop load separator allows to retrieve pallets without lane pressure. Compared to other flow stop solutions on the market, the BITO FlowStop is fitted out of reach for truck forks, thus preventing damage from fork lift truck movement.
Separating loading from retrieval operations does not only increase staff productivity, but will also ensure safer handling and undisturbed working, as lift truck operators cannot get in each other's way.
Key benefits for the customer
Integrating picking tunnels into BITO PROflow racking can reduce total lift truck travel times by up to 70%, as all reference lines are in direct access on the right hand or left hand side of the picking tunnel. The overall travel time reduction of 70% still amounts to a savings potential of 50% when applied to piece picking.
Another feature of BITO PROflow racking is compact storage. As PROflow racking requires 40% less warehouse space, it is ideal for storing product lines with a large product variety.
Fitted with the non-wearing BITO FlowStop load separator, PROflow pallet racking will help you drive down service and repair costs.
Industry specific solution with BITO PROactive rollers How to ensure FIFO stock rotation without having to cope with unreliable product transfer
BITO PROflow active is based on our PROflow pallet live system. The BITOPROflow active system operates with intelligent rollers. These active rollers have a dual function: they give pallets a gentle start and prevent them from gathering too much speed in the lane. Active rollers ensure that a constant travel speed is maintained.
By opting for BITO Active rollers with start-up function your live storage facility can operate with a lane incline as low as 2%.
Key benefits for the customer
The start-up function gives pallets the gentle "push" that is needed at times for reliable pallet availability at the picking side.
As loads do not get stuck in the lane, operators do not need to climb into the lanes in order to "free" pallets - a major safety risk is eliminated.
The start-up function is ideal for lanes accommodating loads that differ a lot in weight. Active rollers are a definite asset for pallet racking facilities in dispatch areas: pallets pertaining to the same order can be grouped together in specific lanes. No matter what weight - each pallet will be reliably transferred to the loading dock side. For our customers, active rollers offer a clear plus in flexibility.
Not only do active rollers ensure that a constant travel speed is maintained, they also ensure that sensible goods travel down the lane in FIFO order without risk of damage, as pallets do not run into each other. Customers do not have to worry about quality deterioration of their goods.
As active rollers provide pallet start-up assistance, the lane incline can be reduced. A smaller lane incline means in turn that the remaining headroom can be used for an extra level, thus creating more pallet positions on the same floor surface.
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