Rack Armour Features
Rack Armour aims in the first instance to avoid impact from occurring. Its conspicuous colouring and shape provides a clear indictor to Mechanical Handling Equipment operators for their safe operating boundaries.
In particular, whilst MHE operators’ central vision is concentrating on loads at height, the Rack Armour enhances its position in the peripheral vision, thus reducing the major cause of chronic damage to Racking Uprights.
The external ‘deflector‘ component is made from ballistics grade High Density Polyethylene. The curved shape gives this component a low friction coefficient with high deflecting properties.
The same design principles used in sloped armour on Battle tank turrets together with load distributing abilities of an arch bridge make this component the key element in its strength. Unlike some other rack protection products Polyethylene has ‘persistence of shape‘ which means when Rack Armour receives an impact, it has the ability to return to its original shape.
The simultaneous deflecting and diffusing action of the deflector will greatly reduce the impact forces from being transmitted to the vulnerable front and lateral faces of your racking uprights.
The internal ‘shock diffuser‘ component is of such a shape and form so as to provide a flush interface between the internal profile of the ‘shock isolator’ component and the various types of external profiles of different manufacturing types of racking uprights.
The ‘shock isolator‘ component encapsulates the front face and portions of the lateral sides of the upright. This component is manufactured from closed cell polyethylene foam, a very tough and durable material.
The shape, mass, density and internal structure of the shock isolator has such properties so as to induce inertia and an exaggerated path to shock forces.