• Column Reinforcement

Column Reinforcement

Damage Control Solutions
RIDG-U-RAK offers a wide range of solutions to minize rack and column damage due to impact. These include both Frame Options and Aftermarket Accessories. These are some of our frame options:

Column Sentry - Steel Reinforced Upright Frames

 
Column Sentry™ Rack Abuse

Accidental lift truck impact damage is inevitable, but the unique Column Sentry™ reinforcing keeps it to an absolute minimum.

• Single Heavy 7 gage (3/16”) Internal Channel
• One design with improved performance vs. previuos design of CSI & II
• New Channel accommodates field drilled side holes and bolts as needed
 

Column Sentry™ reinforcing is heavy gage steel channel welded inside the column providing exceptional resistance to impact damage of frame columns.  Column Sentry™ reinforcing helps guard against rack failure, collapse, and local buckling; at the same time, it increases column load carrying strength. And that's not all. Column Sentry™ reinforcing is compact, thereby, saving critical aisle space. No more space is required than our standard column, and it need be applied only in critical areas such as floor to first beam level on front columns (aisle side).

No other reinforcing method offers the protection, strength, and economy of Column Sentry™.

Guillotine Impact Testing best simulates the impact of a lift-truck fork.Test of Unreinforced Columns

Measuring Impact Resistance offers the most accurate assessment of how a column will respond when subjected to "typical abuse" in warehousing environments. Other tests, such as Load Tests, only measure the ability of a column as it relates to capacities.

Resistance to Impact

 Adding Ridg-U-Rak's Column Sentry™ reinforcing results in a composite column section that increases column strength by as much as 240%, as well as increasing torsional resistance several hundred times. This results in an upright frame that is extremely resilient, impact resistant, economical and most importantly, provides tremendous residual carrying capacity after an impact occurs!

 
Slant-Bak
Slant-Bak frames isolate the column from aisle traffic without a sacrifice in capacity. The column is set back, out of the path of lift trucks in a storage facility.


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100% Selective Rack is the most common type of storage system for palletized products. Rack bays are positioned such that every pallet position is directly accessible. Selective pallet rack is commonly found in every type industrial facility, warehouse, distribution center, and big box stores. RIDG-U-RAK's selective pallet rack systems consist of fully welded uprights, roll formed beams, row spacers, pallet supports, and various other accessories.

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