Pallet rack damage can be extremely costly and dangerous. Damaged racks are more likely to collapse or spill their loads, so avoiding that damage is critical.
Day after day, year after year, it’s inevitable that a busy forklift driver in a fast-paced operation will eventually hit a rack upright. I’ve been in many facilities and seen lots of damaged frames, ranging from paint scrapes to twisted steel. This might not cause an immediate collapse, although it can. It does set you up for trouble down the road when another truck impacts the same upright, the rack is overloaded or loaded incorrectly.
Pallet rack frame guard is specifically designed to help prevent pallet rack uprights from being damaged by forklifts and material handling equipment by deflecting even the strongest of impacts. All pallet rack frame guard comes equipped with a baseplate that has three anchor holes to allow for the frame protector to be installed into any existing pallet rack system.
These are one of the most popular types. They’re mounted on the floor in front of each upright in a rack aisle. These types of rack protectors are extremely common and effective for situations like a forklift backing into an upright, or hitting it with a lowered load on the way to load or unload. They are also finished safety yellow and are easy to install, remove, or re-use when you need to. They are specifically built to protect the most vulnerable part of a rack frame, the base plate and lower leg. They’re economical and durable and much easier and faster to replace than an entire upright.
Attach these protectors to a rack upright to create a highly visible protective layer that withstands abuse from forklift collisions. They can be installed directly onto the upright, eliminating the need for drilling into and putting additional stress on the floor. The flexible construction absorbs impact and then quickly returns to shape