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Used Pallet Rack Column Protectors

Pallet Rack Column Protectors

Pallet rack column protectors, also known as post protectors, are easy to install and are an inexpensive solution for protecting pallet racks. Column protectors prevent forklifts from severely damaging the end columns of pallet racks, which helps maintain structural integrity. Damaged racking is a safety concern and can lead to a disastrous accident. By making the impact less severe you’ll avoid immediate pallet racking failure and increase the life of the rack. Implementing column protectors will help warehouses avoid costly replacement of damaged pallet rack columns and legs. Without pallet rack column protectors, your products may be at risk of falling and potentially hurting workers. Used pallet rack column protectors from American Surplus are ideal for keeping employees, equipment, and racking safe. Available in plastic or steel, pallet rack column protectors are a must when working in any warehouse setting. Overall, the primary benefits of the pallet rack column protectors are its capability to be moved and removed with no difficulty and its ability to reduce harm on the rack as well as the forklift in the case of an accident.

Interlake Pallet Rack Repair Kits
Interlake Pallet Rack Repair Kits
  • Repair Forklift Damage
  • Fully Modular
  • Installs In-Place
Pallet Rack Column Protectors by ASI
Pallet Rack Column Protectors by ASI
  • Maximum Visibility
  • Strengthen Pallet Rack
  • Increase Safety
  • Bolt On Style
Used Pallet Rack Column Protectors
Used Pallet Rack Column Protectors
  • Free standing or bolt on
  • Mount in front of 3" or 4" frames
  • 12" High, Other sizes available

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About Pallet Rack Column Protectors

Pallet rack column protectors are essential safety accessories designed to safeguard the upright columns of pallet racking systems in warehouses and storage facilities. These protectors act as a shield, providing a physical barrier between the columns and potential sources of impact, such as forklifts, pallet jacks, and other heavy equipment. By absorbing or redirecting the force of collisions, column protectors prevent costly damage to the racking structure, ensuring its structural integrity and prolonging its lifespan. They play a vital role in maintaining a secure and efficient warehouse environment, reducing the risk of accidents, and minimizing downtime due to repairs.

Column protectors come in various materials, including steel, plastic, and rubber, each offering unique benefits. Steel protectors provide robust protection against heavy impacts, making them suitable for high-traffic areas with frequent equipment movement. Plastic and rubber protectors offer a more flexible and impact-absorbing solution, minimizing the force transferred to the rack columns during collisions. These protectors are often color-coded or visibly marked to enhance visibility and prevent collisions, further enhancing safety within the warehouse. By investing in pallet rack column protectors, businesses prioritize both the safety of their employees and the long-term durability of their storage infrastructure.

Major sources of racking system failure are due to vehicle collisions, uneven system bases, and poor installation or construction. Pallet racking protectors are the best way for preventing damage from warehouse vehicle, expensive maintenance expenses, and injury to employees.

Pallet rack column or frame protectors are designed to minimize damage to racking columns from forklift and warehouse vehicle impacts. There are several types and sizes of pallet rack frames: cold rolled steel and structural steel frames. Both require protection even though structural columns are more resistant to industrial vehicle damage. Repeated impacts from industrial vehicles can compromise the structural capacity and rigidity over time.

Repeated impacts could even lead to a rack collapse. Protectors are positioned either in front of column and lagged to the floor or bolted to the column. They provide a buffer between the hard-hitting industrial vehicles and the upright column.

Speak with a member of our sales team to learn more about our current inventory of used pallet rack column protectors, as well as our full selection of used pallet rack accessories.

Pallet Rack Column Protectors Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are pallet rack column protectors, and why are they important?
A: Pallet rack column protectors are safety devices designed to shield the vertical columns of pallet racking systems from potential impacts caused by equipment such as forklifts or pallet jacks. They play a crucial role in preventing damage to the racking structure, ensuring worker safety, and minimizing operational disruptions.

Q: How do pallet rack column protectors enhance warehouse safety?
A: These protectors create a physical barrier that absorbs or redirects the force of collisions, preventing direct impact on the rack columns. By minimizing damage to the columns, they help maintain the structural integrity of the racking system and reduce the risk of accidents or collapses.

Q: Where should I install pallet rack column protectors in my warehouse?
A: Install protectors at the base of each rack column, particularly in high-traffic areas and near points of potential impact. Consider placing them at the ends of rows, corners, and intersections where equipment movement is frequent.

Q: Can pallet rack column protectors be used with any type of pallet racking system?
A: Pallet rack column protectors are designed to work with a variety of pallet racking systems, including selective, push-back, drive-in, and more. However, it's essential to verify compatibility with your specific racking system before purchasing and installing protectors.

Q: Can pallet rack column protectors be used in conjunction with other safety measures?
A: Yes, pallet rack column protectors can be part of a comprehensive safety strategy within a warehouse. They can be complemented by other safety features such as floor markings, guardrails, safety barriers, and employee training to create a safer work environment.

Q: Do pallet rack column protectors affect the accessibility of my racking system?
A: Pallet rack column protectors are designed to provide protection while minimizing interference with the accessibility of the racking system. They are strategically placed at the base of the columns, leaving the upper parts of the racks unobstructed for loading, unloading, and storage.