Open Top Safety Gate Model Now Available in a Rack Supported Design for Cluster Picking Applications

Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc., an innovator in the design and manufacturing of pallet drop safety gates that provide fall protection in material handling and manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and warehouses, announced that its Open Top safety gate can be manufactured in a rack supported design, ideal for providing fall protection in pallet flow cluster picking applications.

The Rack Supported Open Top model is a dual-gate system that attaches directly to the rack uprights in rack systems or pick modules. Attaching to rack uprights could maximize space in the area and creates a secure connection without having to anchor the gate into the decking.

The Rack Supported Open Top safety gate uses dual, counter-balanced gates connected on the side to maintain a safe pallet drop area at all times while operating with no overhead mechanics. When the ledge-side gate is open, allowing material to be delivered to the pallet drop area, the rear-side gate is closed, protecting the worker from falling off the ledge.

When the rear side gate is raised to gain access to the pallets, the ledge-side gate closes and compacts into the rack bay, maintaining a safe environment during all stages of the operation and keeping the area clear for traffic to pass along the aisle while providing room for employees picking from pallets on either side of the lane.

Open Top safety gates could be ideal in areas that feature extra tall pallet loads in cluster picking applications. The design, which can be configured for 90-degree access to pallets on both sides, can be customized to fit specific rack configurations and existing or new structures.

The dual-gate design ensures OSHA, IBC and ANSI fall protection compliance. The safety gates fit any manufacturer’s rack configuration and are available in powder coated mild steel.

Roly®, Pivot, Tri-Side and now Open Top safety gates are offered in rack supported or free-standing configurations.

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