Push Back Rack
EXCEL Push-Back utilizes a system of enveloping carts installed into high density storage rack. With push-back, all pallet loads on every level are readily available at the face of the rack. It saves space while providing increased stability and less opportunity for fork truck damage to rack or product. All push-back components are made of 100% structural steel. It is available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 deep styles and can be arranged as back-to-back islands or stand alone bays. Number of levels high is restricted only by your lift truck’s reach. No special fork trucks are required. Push-back systems are fully operational in freezers, coolers and high temperature environments.
Q & A
How much slope do the rails have? The system utilizes a slope of 3/8” per foot, or just a little less than two degrees. This slope ensures that empty carts will always return to the front of the lane. Most times the total slope is less than the lift clearance above the pallet at the load end, and therefore, does not affect the number of storage levels.
What size aisle is required? Aisles should be sufficient to allow an operator to square up to the pallet without turning into the rack. Usually this is 6” more than the truck manufacturers’ minimum aisle requirement.
How much push is required by the forklift? Approximately 4% of the total weight being pushed back, not counting the pallet on the forks of the truck. This is well within the capabilities of most lift trucks.
How difficult is push-back to load and unload? Experience has shown that most operators are completely efficient within a half day. Many operators state that push-back is easier to load and unload than standard pallet rack. Operating instructions are sent with each system.
What about maintenance? There is no required maintenance. Bearings are permanently lubricated.
Features & Benefits
EXCEL push-back is loaded with safety features and smart innovations. Its unique design provides trouble-free operation, and structural steel push-back components ensure long life in tough warehouse environments.
Multi Purpose Plate - Acts as:
Height gauge: If the load is high enough to clear the safety stop, then the pallet will not prematurely move the awaiting cart.
Strip-off stop: If an operator has his forks in an improper tilt position, the safety stop will catch the bottom of the pallet and “strip” it off his forks.
End stop: The end stop, situated on the lowest cart, prevents pallets from shifting beyond the front load beam.
Push plate:Pushing on the plate with the last pallet being inserted into the lane ensures proper placement on the rails as well as guaranteeing safe clearance of the cart.
Full lane indicator: The operator can tell if a lane is full by the absence of the plate. If it is not showing, the last cart has been pushed back by the last load and the lane is full.
Low Profile: EXCEL push-back has a lower profile than other cart type systems.This allows for extra lift clearance, and possibly an additional storage level.
Linked Carts:Carts are linked when extended,eliminating the possibility of single pallet hang-ups, which can lead to uncontrolled pallet load movement. No push-back system is complete without this important safety feature.
Flanged Steel Wheels:Our wheels are manufactured from solid steel and equipped with heavy duty bearings. Sturdy 5/8” shafts are welded to the carts and are oversized to withstand shock loading - capacities of up to 1,400 lbs. per wheel.
Lift-Out Protectors:Each push-back cart is equipped with lift-out protectors, which prevent accidental dislodgement of carts by forklift operators.
Gauge Bars:Maintain the proper distance between cart rails. This assures precise alignment and smooth operation of the cart nesting system.