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Rack of the net

12 December 2012

Back-of-rack netting from Warehouse Partners provides protection for warehouse personnel at Arbitel Group in the event of falling goods Total Storage Systems of Market Drayton recently completed an installation of pa

Back-of-rack netting from Warehouse Partners provides protection for warehouse personnel at Arbitel Group in the event of falling goods

Total Storage Systems of Market Drayton recently completed an installation of pallet racking and accessories for Arbitel Group of Shewsbury.

The pallet racking was designed to carry timber pallets of computers and equipment with standard clearances, including pallet overhang. The area at the rear of the racking is used for bench assembly operations and occasional access for forklifts. Back-of-rack netting was installed by Total Storage Systems to ensure the safety of staff walking within the area.

Warehouse Partners, the trade-only supplier of warehouse equipment, was engaged to supply the specialist net protection. Working closely with Total Storage Systems, the netting was designed to fit the rear of the pallet racking to provide protection for personnel in the event of pallets or goods being dislodged.

The 45 mm x 45 mm x 3 mm square netting was manufactured from high tenacity polypropylene. The net is lightweight, incredibly strong and almost impossible to damage during normal operation, the company says. Available in a small range of standard colours, the system is supplied with a bracket and fixing installation system which makes the net very quick to install compared with other back-of-rack products.

The stand-off at the rear of the rack was 150 mm to ensure the correct location of the pallet plus the load. Other sizes are available and. if critical, bespoke options can be designed and manufactured to fit specialist requirements. All Rack Nets systems are fire retardant and are made to measure so there is no cutting down of edge working. In addition, the polypropylene nets are not subject to denting or corrosion.

Warehouse Partners back-of-rack netting has been approved by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and passed to retain a fully loaded pallet at 1 tonne at a height of 6 m.
 
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