Recently a client asked us:
Are oversized footplates used only for seismic applications?
The simple answer is no. But to gain a more in-depth explanation, we asked some of our industry-leading experts, and here is what they said.
*Larger pallet rack frame footplates are often used in applications where the rack is concerned about falling down the aisle. Down aisle also means tipping sideways down the pallet rack aisle sideways. In this application, the more oversized footplates are used to stabilize the racking offering it additional sideway support.
*Large pallet rack frame footplates are also used in applications where there is a concern of the rack falling cross-aisle. Cross aisle also means tipping forward or backward across the aisle. In this application, the more oversized footplates are used to stabilize the racking offering it other front to back support.
In conclusion sized footplates are used in seismic applications and also in warehouse applications where more stability is needed. By using oversized footplates you are giving your pallet rack frames steroids, making them stronger and providing more stability to the whole rack system. If you want to learn more about oversized footplates or if you are wondering whether oversized footplates are needed in your warehouse application, contact us at 800-722-5908.