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Closed-tube roll form rack systems

Steel King fully welded tubular uprights give rack system superior impact and torsional resistance


January 22, 2019
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The boltless design makes for easier reconfiguration.

Steel King Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of material handling products and systems is offering a new closed-tube roll form rack systems.

The SK2000 features a fully welded tubular upright, giving the racks superior impact resistance over open-back style uprights and is suited for a wide range of warehouse applications and markets including food and beverage, retail, agriculture, and automotive. Because the SK2000 is roll-form steel, it is cost-effective for small storage applications, and has the strength and durability to provide the framework for a multi-level pick module/distribution centre.

Independent engineering tests have confirmed that, when compared to open back column, SK2000 pallet racking has 250 per cent greater frontal impact strength, 68 per cent greater side impact resistance, and 44 times greater torsional strength (resistance to twisting).

SK2000 columns have a unique 90 degree bend and no corner holes. The SK2000 is a boltless rack system with teardrop connections and auto-engaging safety locks, meaning that it can be assembled without tools.

“Depending on future needs, with boltless assembly you can add the pick module, move it, or build another as needed,” explains Kyle Arndt, a Werner Electric Supply project manager.

Columns are available in multiple sizes and thicknesses according to application needs. The system’s braces and step beams are made from the same high strength closed tubing as the columns and are available in many profiles and lengths.

Bracing is secured with full fillet weld, which in many cases is four times more weld than competing rack systems. The SK2000’s three-rivet connection offer 26 per cent greater strength than a two-rivet connection.

Steel King also offers additional safety and durability accessories for the SK2000 rack systems, such as factory-installed Column Core inserts that can stand up to even the most demanding applications with frequent forklift loading and unloading, and therefore the greatest risk of collision.