Our post protectors and column guards protect the front columns of your pallet rack from forklift damage, which can significantly increase the chance of rack failure. Our rack reinforcement and column guards will significantly reduce the chance of forklift damage to your pallet rack system.
Post protectors are typically used on columns at end of rows. These columns are most susceptable to damage from froklifts. Post protectors are offered in 4 sizes: 4″ V-Nose Deflectore, 12″, 18″ and 24″ high post protectors. Post protectors have enlarged foot plates at the bottom with (4) pre-drilled holes for concrete anchor bolts.
We stock both U-shaped column protectors that anchor to the floor in front of your upright frame. We offer a 24″ high bolt-on post protector with a bull nose that anchors to the floor. We also provide end-of-aisle protectors that reduce damage to the most vulnerable part of your rack system – the ends of aisles. We stock steel angle floor guides and guard rail that anchor to your concrete floor.
Experienced warehouse managers have learned that the initial investment in pallet rack protection will pay off many times over in the reduction of rack damage. The cost of replacing a damaged upright can exceed $1000 when you figure in the overtime pay to have the racks unloaded, disassembled, replaced and reloaded. You cannot afford not to have column protectors on your pallet racks.
Special Notes: Please let us know if your pallet rack’s beam level is inches off the floor, or if your uprights have enlarged footplates. Standard column guards are designed to fit around a 3-1/2″ wide footplate and will NOT fit around uprights with enlarged footplates. We stock column guards designed for uprights with enlarged seismic foot plates. Pallet racks with beam levels inches off the floor require column protectors that are notched in the back.