Pallet racks are tall, heavy and carry a lot of materials. If they collapse it will cause serious damage and can put people at risk of injury. The best way to minimize the risk of this is with pallet rack column protectors. They prevent forklifts from severely damaging the end columns of your pallet racking system which helps keep them structurally sound and reduces costs in the long run by reducing rack damage and replacing damaged uprights.
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Post protectors are a cost-effective addition to any warehouse that uses forklifts. They prevent costly replacement of damaged uprights and help to keep warehouse personnel safe by preventing the forklifts from hitting the end of the row columns.
A wide variety of steel pallet rack post protector are available from UNARCO. They include snap-on protectors that have HDPE (High Density Poly Ethylene) components that are open on one side to snap onto a post and fasten with a single wing nut and bolt in the back. These protectors offer some impact protection and can be stacked or positioned at any height on the column. Strap-to-Frame protectors hold a cushion of air with an HDPE, blown plastic shell that wraps around the upright post. They are easy to install with no fasteners and offer some impact protection as well, but have a narrow profile.
Bolt-to-Frame protectors mount to the frame of the upright instead of the floor, and are typically used in narrow aisles or drive-in racking. They feature a thick plate steel construction and are painted in high visibility colors to give material handlers a visual cue and last resort protection.