Despite the popularity of teardrop-style pallet racks, many users have found that OPEN-BACK roll formed columns cannot always withstand the inevitable fork truck impacts, causing potential for high maintenance and replacement costs.
Recently, at our test facility, we put two popular teardrop racks to the test – the SK2000 closed-tubular rack and an open-back rack of the same size and same gauge steel.
Watch the video to see how open back and closed back rack survived the type of impact delivered by a 4000 lb. forklift.
Steel King Industries has developed an industrial storage rack design which retains the benefits of a boltless pallet rack, while offering substantially more durability – the SK2000® Boltless Pallet Rack series – that provides 250% more frontal impact strength than a comparable open back column.
44 times more torsional strength (resistance to twisting)
68% more side impact resistance
Three rivet connection with 26% greater strength than two rivets
High strength closed tubes for frame braces and step beams
2018 Rack System Design & Buyers Guide
If you’re in the process of planning a new warehouse or distribution center or expanding your current facility, there are many factors to consider – from seismic zones to cube utilization. Steel King has developed a guide to walk you through not only the basics, but some of the often overlooked aspects of developing a storage system to make sure you get the most for your investment – both today and for the long-term. Download your copy of the Rack Guide here.
For more information about the SK2000® Boltless Pallet Rack and other industrial storage rack questions contact Steel King today.