With the rapid growth of e-commerce in the last year, cluster picking operations are becoming more popular applications in material handling and warehousing facilities. Typically one or two flow lanes are located in a bay with an aisle between the lanes; employees on the platform then enter the lanes to pick from various pallets, putting items on a takeaway conveyor to be packaged and shipped. Often cluster picking operations are located in multi-level rack supported pick modules in which multiple deep pallets are pushed into the pallet flow systems.
The Rack Supported Roly pallet flow safety gate uses dual, counter-balanced gates to secure the ledge and keep employees out of the flow lanes while the lane is being replenished with pallets. When the ledge-side gate is open, allowing material to be delivered to the pallet drop area, the rear-side gate is closed, protecting the worker from falling off the ledge. When the rear side gate is raised to gain access to the pallets, the ledge-side gate closes and compacts into the rack bay, maintaining a safe environment during all stages of the operation. If the rack does not extend above the decking on the top level of the pick module or if it’s located on a work platform, the gate can be designed in a free-standing model.
In addition to the Rack Supported Roly in a multiple pallet deep configuration, most of the safety gates from the company are offered in rack supported or free-standing configurations. The dual-gate design ensures OSHA, IBC and ANSI fall protection compliance. The safety gates fit any manufacturer’s rack configuration and are available in powder coated mild steel.
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc. will be exhibiting at the ProMat DX Show online April 12-16, 2021. To learn more about the full line of safety gates from Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, visit the ProMat DX booth to book a meeting or view the product demo.
About Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.
Headquartered in Essex, Mass, Mezzanine Safeti-Gates is an innovator in the design and manufacturing of safety products for material handling and manufacturing operations. In business for 36 years, the company designed the first dual-gate pallet drop safety system, the Roly® safety gate, which has been installed in thousands of facilities across the world. Any gate in the company’s product suite, which includes loading dock, dock-lift and mezzanine safety gates, can be customized to meet specific requirements and meets OSHA and ANSI fall protection standards. Contact the company via telephone at 978.768.3000, email at sales@MezzGate.com or on the web at http://www.MezzGate.com.