Heavy Duty Rail

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Guard Rails and other Material Handling topics.

When do I need a heavy duty rail?

Heavy Duty Rail

If you have heavy equipment operating in your dock, warehouse, or other operation, it's important to install guard rail that can withstand the impact from such heavy machines. A lightweight aluminum rail is good for an early warning, but if you are trying to physically protect load bearing beams, pillars, or other impact-sensitive areas, you'll need a guardrail made of heavy steel. Some rails are rated to withstand a 10,000 pound impact (at low mph). This is the kind of guard rail you want to have installed in such critical areas. When shopping for replacement rail or adding new sections of guard rail to your facility, remember that it's not just the existence of a rail that's important, it's how much that rail can withstand that counts.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Material Handling Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Kristle Jones