Pick side - straight or tilted

Straight pick side

Use a straight pick side for taking out whole boxes and bins.
Or use a straight pick side when picking from the front side of the box or bin is possible.
Or use a straight pick side when there is enough picking space available between the levels.

With a straight pick side, almost any box or bin depth is possible.

Tilted pick side

A tilted picking tray gives a larger pick opening.
This is ideal for order picking of single products from the boxes or bins.
The better access to the box or bin can also be used for adding an extra level.
There will then be less space between the levels,
but one can still pick from the box or bin through the tilted position.

With a tilted pick side, the box or bin depth is limited to a maximum of 600 mm.


With existing installations with a tilted pick side, you will often notice an interesting phenomenon: The first (lowest) level comes with a straight pick side.

Big disadvantage: The pick opening is a lot smaller than for the other levels:
A straight pick side under a tilted pick side always gives the smallest opening for picking.
Undesirable when one wants to work quickly and easily. And very irritating for the user.

The reason for this can be the designer’s ignorance or (more often) the covering up of the loss of storage height through the so called “bent” flow shelves (these give a lot of loss in height at the 1st level).

Flowrack knows how it’s done

With clever design, we create a tilted pick side without any disadvantages.
Our advice: If using tilted picking sided, do this for all levels (also the 1st level).

Return level

Often the top level is used as return level for empty boxes.

1. You can buy this as an extra level (often with roller carpet c.t.c. 50 mm and straight pick side).

2. You can also build in one of the existing levels the other way around.

We would like to give you advice in this area. Please contact us for more information.

Your specific situation

We would like to advise you on what would be most useful in your situation.
Please contact us for more information.


Example with bins 200x300 mm and 300x400 mm

Example with bins 400x600 mm, set “along” as well as “across”:

Example with KLT-VDA bins 400x600 mm, set “along” as well as “across”:

Example with CBL crates 400x600 mm, set “along” as well as “across”: