Pinning Down a Secure Beam Connection | Apex Pallet Rack Safety Spotlight

Broken, loose, and missing rack clips are “small” but still a significant warehouse safety concern. In roll-formed pallet rack, a safety (or locking) pin secures beams to uprights, preventing the beam from dislodging if accidentally struck by a forklift or pallet load. The pallet rack pin acts as a positive pressure device that must be intentionally disengaged or removed to separate the beam from the upright.

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Since there are several types of safety pins available, the pallet rack manufacturer will recommend the device to use to secure each specific rack system. And being that one of the best features of roll-formed rack is that it is quick and easy to assemble and reconfigure… the pallet rack pins are designed to also be easy to manipulate into place so as not to slow down that process.

The images in the video and again below of damaged and missing pallet rack pins are taken from a standard warehouse audit. This could be any warehouse, servicing any industry… one thing we can all count on are that bumps and scrapes happen in material handling. Damage will occur. Thankfully, another thing we can count on is a quick, precise, effective, pallet rack inspection to find and repair or replace damaged pieces and parts.

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It’s knowing what to look for that will ensure a thorough pallet rack inspection and it’s capturing the right specs and measurements that will get you the precise replacement parts. That’s where Apex comes in. Introducing Apex Rack Repair Mobile App… a FREE tool to help you take control of your warehouse safety like never before.


Apex Rack Repair Mobile AppApex Rack Repair Mobile App provides Do It Yourself capability to conduct a complete pallet rack system audit. The app prompts you for key specs and photos as you identify system damage on columns, struts, baseplates, anchors, and beams. You can also take notes about missing or broken safety pins, wire deck, supports, load deflection, proper flue space, and more.

If all that sounds like something you’d prefer to Leave it to the PROs … Apex still has you covered. Apex PROs rack inspectors will come to you and handle your complete audit using the Rack Repair Mobile App.

Our Promise – Whether DIY with the app or a PRO audit you’ll receive a comprehensive rack inspection report with an independent solution recommending steps for system repairs and maintenance.

Safe, “healthy” rack is a key component in warehouse optimization. The Apex Rack Repair Mobile App is here to help. Download the app today, call us or visit our website for more information.