As beer distributors and wholesalers grow their businesses, the number of SKUs and kegs will increase. These businesses need to accommodate their products, maintain their pick rates, and increase the storage density of their warehouse. Keg racking by Twinlode Automation helps breweries and distributors overcome these challenges and take on growth opportunities.


Keg flow racking systems give breweries and beer distributors more pick faces and storage density while also offering the speed of a gravity-driven racking system. This solution maximizes space and provides a more fluid delivery of inventory in even the tightest spaces. It transforms an ordinary pallet racking system into specialized sixer keg storage.


Twinlode Automation has years of experience with keg storage solutions for the beverage industry. These racking solutions are an efficient way to store keg beer by improving storage density and profits.


Benefits of Keg Flow Racking

Keg racking offers many advantages, including:


  • Maximum storage density: Keg racking can be configured up to four levels high to maximize density. Keg racking provides improved storage density with more pick faces than traditional pallet storage, maximizing your warehouse space. The superior storage density and product flow allow for sixth barrel keg storage.
  • Improved efficiency: Keg racks significantly improve picking efficiency, as SKUs are organized in separate lanes. Many pick faces allow the CBR to handle multiple SKUs.
  • Better accessibility: Keg racking keeps products easily accessible from the front or back of the racking unit.
  • Cost and time savings: Keg storage addresses how to move products quickly and efficiently in the warehouse environment, saving time and money.
  • Durability: The keg racks implemented by Twinlode Automation are built with high-quality structural or roll-formed steel.
  • Safe and comfortable handling: Kegs index to the front of the rack for safer, more convenient handling.


Applications of Keg Racking

Keg racking is designed for brewery applications that must accommodate multiple SKUs and kegs up to the sixth barrel size. You can make the most out of your brewery’s limited space since keg storage can be used with other racking solutions, with traditional storage above the keg roller system.


A flow lane of 24-inches is perfectly suited for sixth barrel kegs to accommodate brew inventory. Keg flow racking can be utilized for a sixth barrel keg storage, while it can be configured up to four high to maximize density, and many pick faces allow the storage system to handle multiple SKUs.


Keg flow racking can be loaded and picked from either side to allow for last-in, first-out (LIFO) or FIFO product retrieval. FIFO product flow is simplified, allowing kegs to be loaded in the back, with each SKU in its own lane, and to be picked at the front. Shorter rack depths also make front loading possible.


How to Choose a Keg Rack

Keg flow racking is built with high-quality structural or roll-formed steel and can be added to a new or existing rack for an affordable keg storage upgrade. Breweries and distributors can choose their ideal keg storage solution that meets their goals and accommodates their variables. Considerations include:


  • Keg size: For breweries that stock various keg sizes, the keg flow racking should be tailored to the keg size it will store. Keg racks from Twinlode Automation fit sixth barrel kegs, one of the most common keg sizes, among others.
  • Keg storage lane width: Lanes keep the stored kegs organized. The lane width must accommodate the keg’s size. An efficient keg storage system uses only the space needed to fit the kegs without waste.
  • Number of keg lanes: Breweries need to determine the number of lanes they need in their keg flow rack based on the keg size, number of levels, inventory size, number of SKUs, and other factors. Breweries can use this information to find a rack system that meets these requirements.
  • Range of SKUs: Each SKU in a brewery is unique, with some having a higher product turnover than others. Breweries should assess the storage requirements of each SKU to set up keg racking that enhances storage and picking processes.
  • Roller width: The correct roller width depends on the keg’s size. The roller should be 0.5 inches wider than the keg’s diameter.
  • Side rail height: The keg sits low in the lane, and the side rails guide it as it moves. The side rail’s height depends on the keg’s height and size.
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Keg racks are purpose-built solutions for organizing and storing kegs efficiently, promoting high storage density and accessibility for all product SKUs. Twinlode Automation has years of experience implementing keg racks in breweries. We also offer professional services such as consultation, design, and implementation for racking systems.


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