15 Jan Pallet Flow Racks in an Industrial Farm Feed Situation
If you have a farm that has animals on it then you need to feed those animals. The usual way of doing this is to stack your feed on top of each other when it makes sense as in the case of hay. If it is, or it can be palletized, then you may want to consider a pallet flow system. Of course, this all depends if you have a forklift because, if you do, then you might be saving yourself a lot of work. The caveat is that you should be at a level where this makes sense financially. If you are scaling up and you need more of your processes automated then this might be the way to go.
The pallet flow system is a system that does not require any electricity. In fact, the system runs on gravity which means, as long as you maintain your pallet flow system properly that it will keep being automated despite if your power goes out or if you can supply energy to the system at all. If you are into pinching pennies then that might be a great way to save on electricity.
You may be asking yourself about FIFO or first in and first out. The fact is that the system was developed with that in mind. One end of the system will load the product and the other end will be where the product is retrieved. The effect of this means that new product is always loaded in a way where it is behind the older product which should leave first. Obviously, for the freshness of feed and such, this is important. The force of gravity pulls the older product down and loads the next oldest product in the system as the next product for pick up. You do not have to think about it and you do not need to move product around to get to the product you need to use right now. It is all done for you by the same system that is storing the items.
If you are looking for an economical way of scaling up your business and automating a process so you have more time to do other things that can increase your bottom line then it might be time to consider getting a pallet flow system. It will maintain FIFO for you, provided that you are loading the product from the other side when you get it in, without you having to think too much about it. If you have a product that needs to be sold in this FIFO like procedure then you may want to consider this system for that as well. Automating processes is always a good idea when it makes financial sense. If you are in this position then we would love to talk to you.
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