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Mallard Manufacturing Introduces New Gravity-Fed Tire Flow Storage System

Mallard Manufacturing Corporation

Sterling, IL – April 4, 2018 – Mallard Manufacturing, leading manufacturer of gravity flow storage products proudly introduces Tire Flow Storage, a new solution to the headache of tire storage. The awkward shape of tires makes them a distribution center challenge much like fitting a round peg in a sea of square holes, but Mallard’s tire flow changes all that. Designed using custom mounted steel skate wheel pallet flow, tire bundles are cradled to flow safety and easily from load side to pick side. Tire flow is an economical and efficient option that makes better use of valuable warehousing space vs. floor stacking or static tire rack.
“Mallard Tire Flow is a great answer for tire storage and staging across warehousing, auto assembly or manufacturing applications,” says Kevin Risch, President of Mallard Manufacturing. “It’s a cost-effective system that combines standard pallet flow components, integrated in a simple configuration, to solve a common problem,” adds Risch.
Tire flow supports a first-in/first-out (FIFO) inventory rotation with the capability of storing a unique SKU in each lane for 100% selectivity and simplified, accurate picking. Tire flow’s consolidated footprint helps to reduce warehouse traffic and increase assembly and picking efficiencies.
It is recommended that tire bundles be loaded using a standard forklift with a carpet pole attachment. For unloading, a carpet pole attachment can again be used, or an automated crane can be used to deliver the bundles directly to waiting pick or assembly stations. Both methods work seamlessly for this tire flow application.
Tire Flow Storage Advantages 
  • Integrates with automated systems
  • Dynamic FIFO tire storage
  • Bundled tires vs singles for faster throughput
  • Unique SKU per lane for 100% selectivity
  • Ideal for warehousing, assembly or manufacturing
Tire Flow Specifications
  • 2-rail, angle mounted steel skate wheel
  • Load/unload with standard forklift with carpet pole attachment
  • Optional unload with automated crane system
  • Custom mounting allows front beam to act as ramp stop to secure tires in lane
  • Rails are custom mounted to accommodate variety of tire sizes
About Mallard Manufacturing
Founded in 1960, Mallard Manufacturing Company is a leading international resource for the design and development of quality engineered gravity flow, pallet flow and carton flow systems. From a single bay of carton flow shelving to deep-lane pallet flow and complex pick modules, Mallard’s team of gravity flow experts develop custom solutions to solve the toughest material flow challenges. Centrally located in Illinois USA, Mallard’s production facilities are equipped to handle project requirements of any size and scope.
Phone: (800)243-6691

For more information please contact:

Lindsay Rabuck - Customer Service Mgr
Mallard Manufacturing Corporation
815-625-9491 (w), 815-625-9498 (f)
101 Mallard Road, Sterling, IL 61081

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