Colby Retrofit Pallet Guides deliver increased safety for forklift operations

Dematic has 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).

Colby Retrofit Pallet Guides

Colby Retrofit Pallet Guides

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.


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