Rack Safety Nets

Definition: What are Rack Safety Nets? A retractable safety net, mounted at the top and bottom to a cable offset from a pallet rack is known as a rack guard for a pallet rack. By definition, the net’s sides, latched to vertical members of the pallet rack, provide safety as the net extends across the …

Nonstep Beam Application

Definition: What is a Nonstep Beam Application? An application in which the area of wire decking support is confined to the surface area on the top of the front and rear beams for the rack is known as a nonstep application. Nonstep beams offer just one horizontal surface to place rack decking on, for example …

Structural Beam

What is a Structural Beam? Structural elements capable of withstanding load primarily by resisting bending are known as structural beams. Bending moment is the bending force induced into the material of the beam as a result of external loads, own weight, span and external reactions to these loads. Building or civil engineering structural elements are …

Footplates

Definition: What are footplates? Steel plates welded to the bottom of columns and to columns in frames are known as footplates. Holes punched in them permit anchoring of footplates to concrete slabs. In a material handling context, calculating the proper footplate for a particular project is an involved proposition. Its size and strength would be …

Beam

Definition: What is a Beam? The horizontal member attached to upright frame columns is called the beam. Pallets or loads sit directly on beams. Sufficient strength that enables the beam to withstand any load it has been calculated for is the primary requirement in its structure. That is why such beams are defined by their …