Warehouse Accessories could be your answer • Ikon Solutions Ltd • Derby

Do you want a more efficient warehouse?

September 3, 2019

Accessorise your pallet racking? No, we’re not talking about jewellery and handbags.

What are pallet racking accessories? 

Pallet Racking Warehouse Accessories are anything that can be included within a pallet racking system.  These are used to increase storage efficiency and safety measurements whilst minimising the risk of damage to shelving and products stored. on them.  Pallet racking accessories include frame protectors, timber decking, anti-collapse mesh, column guards and rack end protection barriers.

Ikon’s top 5 recommended warehouse accessories for pallet racking systems…

Let us explain our most recommended pallet racking accessories, providing a brief outline of how we believe they can help you and your warehouse become a more efficient as and safer place to work.

So, here we go. In at number 5….

5. Pallet Support Bars

Pallet Support Bars provide support to weak pallets or extra heavy loads. They are used as a pallet racking accessory to provide additional support to extra heavy pallet loads, weak and sagging pallets or non-standard pallet sizes. Spanning across the depth of the frame, pallet support bars slot onto existing beams and sit almost flush with the top of the beam. And in addition to this pallet support bars can also be used to support chipboard decking.

4. Decking for Pallet Racking – Timber, Mesh or Steel Decks

Use decking for non standard pallet sizes and to prevent pallet contamination from falling debris.  If you have a non standard pallet size then you might want to kit your racking out with decking. Decking enables you to store all pallet types and sizes on a standard warehouse pallet racking system. Depending on what you are storing and the weight of your pallets, you may require timber, wire mesh or steel decks to enable safe storage of awkward loads.

3. Anti Collapse Mesh for Pallet Racking

Anti-Collapse Mesh fits onto the back of the rack to provide protection from falling items. It’s  fitted to the back of single entry racks in order to provide safety and protection from falling objects. Anti-collapse is usually fitted to racks with walkways or loading bays to the rear in order to minimise the risk of injury should a pallet or loose items from falling.  Oh, and another benefit of anti-collapse mesh is that all pallets remain visible and do not impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of sprinkler systems.

2. Pallet Racking Column Guards

Protect your pallet racking uprights from forklift truck damage using column guards. Column guards are the most common racking accessory and are a cost-effective method for limiting damages to the bottom of rack uprights. It doesn’t take much for a forklift to cause substantial damage to the bottom of racking uprights, and nobody wants that!

Help prevent damage to your racking uprights by using column guards.

1. Rack End Protection & Safety Barriers

Safety barriers are an increasingly popular pallet racking accessory. End protection barriers are used to protect your racking or storage system from damage at the ends of the aisles. Particularly useful where pallets are pushed up to the racking end frames. These safety barriers prevent pallets from being pushed up against the racking as well as providing protection from accidental yet very potential fork lift truck damage.

Ikon Storage Solutions in Nottingham works alongside clients of all sizes throughout the whole of the UK. Get in touch with us to arrange your on-site consultation.

Hopefully this has provided you with some ideas on how you can make the storage that you have within your warehouse or any other enviroment more efficient, safe and maximise it’s lifespan.  If you’d like a free consultation on how these and other warehouse accessories could be bespokely implemented for your business, get in touch.

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