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Why Install Rack Netting to Your Pallet Racking System?

Why Install Rack Netting to Your Pallet Racking System?

With heavy stock stored above head height, the potential for injury from falling objects is present in most warehouses. In addition to injuries, falling stock results in loss of revenue for the business, damage to racking systems and can leave warehouse managers in breach of Health and Safety regulations.

Rack netting has become increasingly popular in warehouses due to its affordability, durability and practicality – with some beginning to favour it over traditional fixed panel or anti-collapse steel mesh systems.

Find out more about the features and benefits of rack netting systems and how they compare to traditional anti-collapse steel mesh screens.

Benefits of Installing Rack Netting

There are a number of benefits that come with installing a rack netting system, one of the most prominent being the low cost of supply and installation; other benefits include:

  • Protection from falling objects.
  • Reduced damage to stock.
  • Easy to install in confined spaces.
  • Quick and easy installation – beneficial if your warehouse layout is subject to change.
  • Can be retrofitted with minimal downtime.
  • Protection for fragile stock that may be damaged in a system fitted with wire mesh panels.  
  • Zero maintenance required.
  • Does not rust, corrode or dent.
  • In-flue netting available designed to prevent pushing of items through adjacent racking systems.
  • Despite being very durable, the nets weigh very little and thus have no noticeable impact on your racking’s weight limits.

RackNets – Our Trusted Rack Netting Solution

At BSE UK, we supply and install RackNets, a tried and tested solution to rack netting designed to contain loads of up to 1000kg. The netting is very strong but remains at a low tension to prevent damage to stock on impact.

Watch the product demonstration video below to see how RackNets rack netting systems can be just as effective as alternatives constructed of more robust material.

Rack Netting vs Anti Collapse Steel Mesh Screens

Both rack netting systems and anti-collapse mesh panels have their benefits and drawbacks, there will be instances where one or the other is more appropriate. Here’s how they compare on some of the key metrics of rack protection guards:

Cost – Rack netting has a significantly lower cost of installation in comparison to mesh panels.

Protection – Being made of more robust material, steel mesh rack protection systems offer a higher level of protection in comparison to netting.

Maintenance – Rack netting systems have a lower cost of ongoing maintenance once installed as the fibre nets do not rust, corrode or dent.

Damage to fallen stock – Because of the low tension rack netting holds, goods that would have fallen instead are cushioned by the netting. In a panelled system, this stock would instead hit a steel frame; potentially causing damage to anything fragile.

Retrieval of fallen stock - However, because of this low tension, retrieving goods from a rack netting system can be challenging dependant on the weight and shape of the item. This is not an issue that arises with a steel mesh system due to its solid construction.

Versatility – In addition to functioning as protection against falling stock, mesh protection systems are more versatile in the other functions they can serve for example, machine guarding, area segregation and steel mesh cages.

Talk to the Experts

Are you doing enough to prevent stock falling in your warehouse? At BSE UK, we supply and install high quality steel mesh screens and netting systems to all types of pallet racking with minimal downtime.

If you’re interested in having a rack netting system or steel mesh rack protection system installed in your warehouse, give one of our experts a call today 0117 955 5211 or fill out a contact form and we’ll be happy to talk you through the best option for you.

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Bristol Storage Equipment Limited
Unit 2 Mead Court,
Cooper Road,
Thornbury,
BS35 3UW

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