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Used Pallet Racking Accessories Specials
Used Pallet Racking Accessories
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There are many types of pallet rack accessories that can be used within your pallet rack system. Some of the most common are listed below. Remember when determine what particular pallet rack accessory is right for your application that you need to give consideration to such things as required capacities and sizes.
Base lates are the flat steel rectangular shaped plates that are welded or bolted to the bottom of the upright column. The come in different sizes and thickness/gauges. The most common type however is the welded on base plate. All base plates will have at least two holes in them which are to be used for anchoring the pallet rack upright to the floor. By anchoring your pallet rack system to the floor you create additional stability and prevent the pallet rack system or “rows” from being moved out of alignment when they are bumped by general forklift traffic. Throughout the United States there are certain regions/areas which are more susceptible to earthquakes than others. These “Zones” as they are typically called are considered “Seismic Zones” or regions. The different zones , depending to their proximity to certain fault lines or fault zones are rated accordingly. Having the right pallet racking for the particular seismic zone requirements is something you will need to confirm with your local zoning board. This may require larger than normal base plates and/or uprights constructed of a heavier gauge steel.
Shims are used in a pallet rack system when you are working with uneven floor levels or specific areas within the footprint of your pallet rack system. Base plate shims come in many different sizes and thicknesses depending on the application. The shims are generally the same size as the specific base plate you are have welded or bolted on your pallet rack upright. They also have holes drilled in them which line up with the existing holes in the base plates so that when placed under the base plate the concrete anchor can easily go though both the base plate and the shim as it enters a pre-drilled hole in the concrete.
Row spacers are used to provide the necessary spacing between the pallet rack rows or bays. Some products or pallets may overhang more than others and because of this Row spacers come in all different lengths. When installed the provide the proper spacing and help in keeping the pallet rack rows straight. In addition, row spacers provide support between the pallet rack rows by tying the pallet rack rows together. Some pallet racking on the market today can reach upwards of 50 feet high. Row spacers placed at certain locations with the back to back upright rows provide strength and rigidity to the entire rack system. By tying the rack system together with the use of Row Spacers you are creating a box type system which provided much greater steadiness of the pallet rack system and greatly reduces the ability of the pallet rack rows to topple or collapse should a forklift operator accidently hit or hook on the pallet rack system while stocking or picking/pulling orders.
Wall Ties are used to support a pallet rack section or row of sections to the wall or some other type of solid structure. Since a single or free standing pallet racking row doesn’t have an adjacent row to tie off to there needs to be some way of creating stability so that the row doesn’t topple or collapse from accidental forklift impacts or other reasons. Note that although the industry term is “Wall Tie”, that doesn’t necessary mean that your wall is rated for supporting the weight of your pallet rack rows should an accident happen whereby creating pressure on the wall ties themselves. It is the responsibility of the building owner or pallet rack user to determine if the wall ties can be connected to something that is sturdy enough to handle the load of the pallet rack system if necessary.
Column Protectors are the items that are either attached to the front of the upright column and/or floor. You may hear others refer to column protectors as post protectors . They are basically the same item. The front of an upright column is in most cases susceptible to forklift impact at one time or another. Over time, the structural capacity and rigidity can be lessened if they are hit by a forklift fork or outrigger time and time again. This repeated impact could eventually lead to a rack collapse. The column protectors provide a buffer between the hard hitting forklifts and the upright column whereby increasing it life span considerably. Column protectors come in a wide variety of sizes and types. The most common height is 12” high.
Guard Rails are installed in many applications to prevent damage to the pallet rack system. Guardrail systems are usually installed at the end of a pallet racking row where there is a high forklift traffic area. These guardrails prevent the forklift from hitting the pallet rack rows while traveling throughout the warehouse. Guardrails are also often used in and around a pallet rack system to provide personnel safety for walking paths throughout the warehouse and protection around in plant offices.