Push Back Racking System: An Efficient FILO System

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If your warehouse uses forklifts regularly, a push back racking system might be right for your business.

The biggest advantage warehouse owners have when planning a new facility is the various types of systems available to store inventory. No matter if it’s roll formed or structural steel selective pallet racking, carton flow or drive in pallet rack, the right system will help you meet productivity goals. One option that works well for warehouses that require the use of forklifts as the main picking method is push back racking. Just like any other system, push back systems have certain features they may make them a perfect fit for your warehouse.

How It Works

Push back racking has a pair of inclined rails and a set of nesting carts that help pallets move back and forth on the rails. As pallets are placed on the rack the nesting carts help carry the pallets backwards as more pallets are added. When the front pallet is removed the carts ride the rails forward, bringing the next unit to the front for easy picking.


Various depths are available for push back systems, so you won’t have a problem finding the perfect system for your warehouse. Configurations range from two to six pallets deep. Since this is a last in, first out (FILO) system it can be situated with the back of the rack facing a wall or another rack. This gives you plenty of options for designing your warehouse in the best possible way for your business.

Interested in Push Back Racking? Contact S.W. Betz!

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