Forklifts are the #1 Cause of Pallet Rack Damage. Let’s eliminate it. Manufacturing, warehouse and distribution centers are the most unpredictable environments. Forklifts are constantly moving in aisleways and turning corners quickly. Sometimes…or many times they bump into pallet racks and the impact by the forklift causes damage. Not all damage is caused by forklift impacts, pallet rack damage can also be initiated by improperly placing the pallet onto the rack. If done incorrectly, pallet rack damage will become a reality.
Pallet Rack Damage It’s important for pallet racks to maintain their original structural shape. Pallet rack manufacturers calculate how much weight, or load capacity, the structure can manage if the racks are completely full. Every time the pallet rack is bumped, scratched, or impacted in any way, the movement and damage change the shape of the structure, therefore, the load capacity is reduced. This can be done all at one time with a forceful impact, or it can accumulate with smaller impacts over time. Either way, the integrity of the racking system is no longer intact and the structure is no longer safe.
Detecting Pallet Rack Damage