Impact protection (also known as "collision protection" or "crash protection") is a safety feature in logistics. As a solid metal part, it serves to protect the shelf uprights from accidental collision by lifting vehicles, such as a Pallet truck "( ant ) or a Forklift truck. The collision protection is activated with Wedge anchors firmly screwed to the floor. This allows it to absorb the forces in case of doubt and protect the shelf including the stored goods from damage.
Outer shelving uprights can be effectively secured with an L-shaped collision or impact protection. While the BGR 234 had still specified a minimum height of 0.30 m, DIN EN 15635 requires a height of at least 0.40 m. They must also be able to withstand a possible energy absorption of 400 Newton metres. For inner shelf uprights, the impact protection is recommended as a U-shape, as this provides all-round protection for the load-bearing upright. All in all, effective impact and collision protection is a must in every company, in the hall or workshop as well as in the company yard, at rolling gates and loading ramps, at driveways and corners, at driveways as well as in warehouses and machine parks.
TOPREGAL® has the collision protection in U-shape and L-shape in different heights and designs in its range.