Colby Retrofit Pallet Guides Deliver Increased Safety for Forklift Operators
Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, today announced the launch of a new solution in its ColbyRACK range that increases safety for forklift operators removing pallets from high storage levels in warehouses and distribution centres (DCs).
The new Retrofit Pallet Guide was designed by Dematic’s structural engineering specialists after calls from its customers, including a major retailer and 3PL, for a solution that would minimise incidents where pallets and cartons fall from heights.
The solution is primarily intended for retrofitting pallet guides to single deep selective racking. While the use of pallet guides is common in double deep racking, they have rarely been used in single deep racking. However, their potential safety benefits are starting to be recognised because pallet guides provide a visual cue that encourages forklift operators to slow down and align pallets more accurately.
What sets the new Colby Retrofit Pallet Guide apart from other solutions is that it can be installed onto existing selective racking beams, avoiding the expense and inconvenience of changing over to new, cleated beams. The pallet guides are also a simple option for storing European pallets on Australian racking, and can be relocated within a warehouse as storage needs change.
“Worker safety is becoming more important for Australian businesses, particularly those that operate busy facilities with pickers and forklifts in close proximity,” said Dr. Paul Berry, Senior Structural Engineer at Dematic. “Dematic identifies the challenges organisations face with their storage equipment and develop solutions that overcome these. Colby’s Retrofit Pallet Guides are a great example of us listening closely and responding to the needs of our customers.”
Colby Storage Solutions is one of Australia’s best known and respected suppliers of innovative, high quality, safe storage solutions. With over 50 years experience in providing reliable and value-for-money solutions, Colby combines the flexibility of a national network of independent distributors with the resources of global materials handling specialist Dematic.
Further information: Dematic Pty Limited, 24 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia. Tel: +61 2 9486 5555. dematic.com.au
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centres and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimise material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
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