UNARCO WOOD-FILLED UPRIGHT COLUMN INSERT FOR PALLET RACK
UNARCO’s Wood Filled Upright Column Insertcombines two materials for one amazing result. The energy from impact is absorbed by wood helping the pallet rack upright column better maintain it’s shape and integrity. Specially routed hardwood is shipped inside the column in any height needed. The shape allows for beam placement in both T-Bolt andInterchangeable pallet rack.
The UNARCO Wood Filled Column was tested against structural upright column shapes and an array of roll-formed upright sizes. In trial after trial, the Wood Filled Upright Column held it’s shape better against every column. The Wood Filled Column structural integrity was maintained throughout every iteration.
Testing involved the simulation of a moving forklift and impact from a 1,000 pound weight from 22″ at a speed of 5.2 mph. The Wood Filled Column absorbed the shock and upright column damage was nearly half of the damage of the structural channels. We performed testing years ago, but this classic video is available for viewing and still holds true.
UNARCO uses treated wood to maximize the longevity of the insert. In addition, testing and engineering trials have created the most effective shape to allow perfect fit of T-Bolt and Interchangeable beams against the post. Inside the column, the wood transfers the energy of the shock away from the steel column which minimizes damage to the pallet rack upright.
Wood Inserts for Pallet Rack are specially routed to allow beam placement and engineered to help limit impact damage to the rack.
Available for open and closed-tube SuperPost uprights
Wood absorbs the shock from impact and helps minimize rack damage
Available for bolted and Interchangeable pallet rack
Internal protection from impact
Limits damage to nearly half that of structural steel channel pallet rack
The benefits of a wood-filled column insert is hidden inside of the upright column. Because wood absorbs a shock better than steel, a wood-filled column will help minimize damage to the face or side of the uprights. UNARCO has been installing wooden inserts for years on special projects and time has demonstrated that the impact of forklifts on the rack can be minimized. Wood not only absorbs the shock, but often remains undamaged after a hit. Let our Engineering team design an insert for your racking system.
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- Wood Filled Column Insert – Available in any height for impact protection.
- Wood absorbs the shock of impact
- Special slotted design helps maintain the shape of the upright column.
One of the smartest and most cost effective methods of upright column protection available is such a simple idea. Because the wood is inserted inside the column before shipping there are no additional charges for installation. Another benefit is the extra aisle clearance gained as the insert is not fastened to the outside of the pallet rack upright as other column protectors which are installed on-site. More evidence of how UNARCO engineering can take a SIMPLE idea and create a SMART solution.