(hook and saddle) An accessory that attaches to the column protector to hold a 2×10 board that keeps bagged goods from spilling into the aisles.
Safety Back Stop
(safety column, pallet backstop) A post used vertically to stop pallets from falling or being pushed into aisles behind. Attached to the rack with brackets.
Seismic Base Plate
A base plate that is required to be larger in certain areas of the country which have a history of earthquakes.
A set of documents which illustrate how the racking system conforms to special conditions imposed on areas of the country which have a history of earthquakes.
Tendency to deform or fracture as two members slide against each other.
(shim plates) Metal plates which nest together to slide under the base plates on uprights to level the rack due to uneven floors.
(side punching) The square holes on the sides of the upright columns to bolt beams and accessories through.
Simply Supported Span
A span which neglects end restraint offered by the connectors. A capacity calculation that does not take end fixity into account.
A special extender that has a short front post and a taller rear post designed to insure that pallets remain in their designated bay and do not rest on an upright.
(splice kit) A channel that fits inside the upright and an extender or post that is attached on top. Splice channels must be bolted above and below splice.
(touch up paint) 12 cans to a case.
Area of a beam which the wood stickers or wire decking rest upon (ledge).
Wooden lumber that is placed on the beam steps to form a shelf.
(wooden sticker spacer strips) A metal band with relief areas for wood to nest to separate wooden decking. Spaces wood so that water can flow through in the event of a fire.
(pins) Metal rivets that hang inside the keyholes to align the beam in the upright and stay secure.