Protect-it Column Guard

Description

Protect-it Column Guard - Description - PSS Pallet Racking Protection

Protect-it™ Column Guards offer exceptional performance in pallet rack protection. Rack damage is an occupational health and safety issue. Pallet racking is not designed to be struck by fork-lifts. Low speed collisions can lead to structural damage that is costly to repair and places workers at risk.

The Protect-it™ Column Guard combines, Computer Aided Engineering and advanced thermoplastic materials to deliver a product that can absorb large impacts and easily attaches to a column without additional fasteners. Protect-it™ has an outer wall that is integrally moulded to a series of curved “spring like” energy absorbers at the front and sides to provide two levels of protection.

  • Protecting your pallet racking upright columns improves safety and protects your investment
  • Securely grips the column (no separate fasteners)
  • Recommend 3-4 per column
  • Passes FEM 10.2.02 frontal impact test
  • After moderate impacts it returns to its original shape.

FAQ's

Protect-it Column Guard - FAQ's - PSS Pallet Racking Protection

Are they easy to fit to columns?

Protect-it™ takes just seconds to install by hand. The design incorporates an ingenious spring clip design that enables Protect-it™ to securely grip the column and automatically adjust its width to suit a specific range of column sizes.

Why is the product so small?

Most impacts occur within 300mm (11.8”) from the floor. The small size of Protect-it™ delivers a number of benefits:

  • Impact damage to protection devices typically occurs in a small area only.
  • Being small allows damaged units to be replaced individually more cost effectively than single-piece products.
  • A combination of colours (such as black and yellow) are recognised as safety colours.

What about safety inspections?

Protect-it™ takes just seconds to remove and re-install, allowing safety inspectors to conduct fast and effective visual inspections.

Do Protect-it™ Column Guards meet the necessary design standards?

Protect-it™ passes the frontal impact test specified in the European Racking Code FEM 10.2.02. This test applies an impact energy of 400Nm to the column (a 40kg (88lbs) weight dropped from a height of 1 metre or 39“).

Specification

Protect-it Column Guard - Specification - PSS Pallet Racking Protection

A super tough grade of corrosion and moisture resistant HDPE thermoplastic is used to manufacturer the Protect-it™. This special material has a reputation throughout the world for impact strength in a wide range of extreme environments. Protect-it™ is also injection moulded, enabling use of much tougher plastics than other similar looking plastic column guards.

The material was selected after intensive research and product testing in a range of environments including cold stores at -40 degrees.

Protect-it™ passes the frontal impact test specified in the European Racking Code FEM 10.2.02. This test applies an impact energy of 400Nm to the column (a 40kg (88lbs) weight dropped from a height of 1 metre or 39 “).

DIMENSIONS

One size fits both Premierack and Stronglock pallet racking

Column Face Depth

32 - 38mm

(1.25" = 1.5")

Column Width

85 - 106mm

(3.3" - 4.17")