DeepLane Pallet Flow System

This case history about Kellogg's comes courtesy of Westfalia Technologies. It has been selected and edited by the MHM editorial staff for clarity, content and style.

Kellogg’s USA, Inc., one of the nation’s most famous names in breakfast foods, was searching for a way to improve its product storage at their Pop-Tarts plant in Pikeville, KY. A major plant renovation was underway to add a production line, which would increase the need for storage in the plant. Kellogg’s was looking for a way to increase the storage capacity and needed automatic FIFO (First In - First Out) rotation of products.

System Features:

  • Series 2300 DeepLane™ Pallet Flow System
  • 2,352 pallet positions
  • 16 and 10 deep rack system on 4 levels
  • Provides 192 faces

Westfalia’s DeepLane™ pallet flow system Series 2300 enables Kellogg’s to operate an automatic FIFO rotation of products and increase storage density. The new rack and pallet flow system consisted of 16 and 10 deep pallet storage lanes. In addition to helping organize the warehouse, cost savings were made by reducing the distance fork trucks had to drive, and by reducing product damage, while also providing storage for 2,352 pallet positions.

In the four level high rack, each pallet is supported on a 3-rail system, and holds a maximum of 2500 lbs. There are 192 faces to the pallet flow system, where pallets can be placed in storage. The system is designed to work with Kellogg’s CHEP Mark 55 block pallets, and each load is 48” l x 40” w x 51” h.

Westfalia was able to phase in the installation in two parts, as Kellogg’s requested, and completed the project in October 2006.

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