Column Protectors

Pallet Rack Column Protector Options

Pallet rack column protection options are available for any distribution center or warehouse installation. Because no two pallet rack systems are the same, UNARCO offers a wide array of designs for add-on rack protection. Column protectors are available in structural steel angle, formed steel and even curved straddle protectors that can be added at any point in the life of the rack.

Bolt Behind Column Protector When No Side Punching
Bolt Behind Column Protector
Column Protector WIth Bottom Beam Placement
Column Protector With Bottom Beam
Straddle Protector Bolts On After Installation
Bolt-On Straddle Protector
Standard Formed Apex Column Protector
Apex Rack Column Protector
Anchored Column Protector for Pallet Rack
Anchored Column Protector

Uprights that do not have a side punching pattern can use the bolt-behind optionfloor anchored protector or front bolt on straddle protector. For pallet rack uprights with side punching, there are structural angle options and easy cost-effective Apex designs to wrap around the rack column for protection. Special hardware that is flush with the protector can also be added to help the keep sharp nuts and bolts out of the bay and stop product damage from column protector attachment.

UNARCO manufactures many types of column protectors in all different heights to help protect against forklift damage. The most common size of 12″ high is just one of many options because every warehouse has a different level of abuse. The additional cost of a column protector will pay for itself many times over during the life of a warehouse or distribution center.

Pallet rack column protectors guard against dents and can help defend against an upright collapse. Rack protection is available for seismic and non-seismic rack uprights to protect uprights of any size or punching style including larger 4×3 rack columns and T-BoltInterchangeable, or structural pallet rack.

End of Aisle Guards

Protect the ends of each aisle from forklift damage and impact with structural steel End of Aisle Guards that can either anchor to the slab or bolt onto the pallet rack.  UNARCO has many options for your warehouse and can protect uprights to any height needed.

Keep your pallet rack investment protected with durable steel options to help improve warehouse safety by preventing accidental forklift damage to the racking.

Anchored End of Aisle Guard
Anchored End of Aisle Guard
Bolt-on End of Aisle Guard
Bolt-on End of Aisle Guard

System Highlights:

Column Protectors and End of Aisle Guards protect your warehouse investment from forklift traffic.

  • Anchored column protection surrounds upright post

  • Bolted column protectors can bolt to the side of the upright or behind the column

  • Angled face deflects impact

  • Straddle protection is available welded at the factory or as a bolted-on option in the field

  • Gain additional protection with sloped leg uprights or setback cantilever leg frames

The benefits of column protectors and end of aisle guards are many and more than pay for themselves with years of use.  Forklift traffic is a warehouse hazard and no pallet rack is safe from accidental impact.  For extreme warehouse situations, use a setback cantilever leg frame (shown at right) or a sloped-leg option to completely remove the front leg from lower level impact.  These uprights are engineered to help avoid column damage.

For more photos of Pallet Rack Protection Accessories view UNARCO Rack Accessories Photo Gallery.

Forklift Damage is Common in Busy Warehouses and Distribution Centers

The most common accident in a warehouse is forklift collision and column protectors are cheap insurance against potential damage or failure. Let UNARCO find a column protector to protect your warehouse uprights from abuse.

For more photos of column protectors and other rack protection visit UNARCO Rack Accessory Photo Gallery.

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