For years, boltless pallet racks have been popular, due to quick assembly without tools, and a low purchase price. However, many users have found that the open-back roll formed columns do not withstand the inevitable fork truck impacts, thus any initial savings are more than offset by high maintenance and replacement costs. There is now a solution for storage rack design which retains the benefits of a boltless rack while offering substantially more durability.
We offer an industry standard “tear-drop” connection and is, in fact, interchangeable with the majority of pallet racking systems in use today. However, a closed tubular column shape is utilized. Independent engineering tests have confirmed that the Tubular Column has over 250% more frontal impact strength than a comparable open back column. Additional benefits include:
Because of these benefits, not only are many buyers of new pallet racks opting for the new tubular design, but many users of existing open back (roll formed) boltless rack are now replacing their damaged upright frames with closed tubular style frames. Because we use the same “teardrop” connection, these users are able to accomplish this upgrade while reusing their existing load beams, decreasing their cost.