Superior Column Protection

RAM Guard™ provides superior rack column protection with its patent-pending Rubber Armored Metal design. Molded of energy absorbing rubber with a "U-shaped" steel insert and force distributing rubber voids, RAM Guard absorbs significantly more energy during impact than most column protection devices offered today.

RAM Guard Advantages

  • Protects rack structures from frontal, angled and side impacts
  • Significantly lowers impact damage to pallet rack columns
  • Requires no hardware or straps to retain the guard on column
  • Endures many impacts with no loss of performance
  • Significantly outperforms most plastic guards commonly used today

Available in 12-inch heights, RAM Guard snaps onto rolled or structural steel columns 3-inches wide and up to 3-inches deep.

Stocking Locations

AK Material Handling System
Maple Grove, MN
763-493-5015
www.akequipment.com
Alpha-Omega Shelving Inc.
Carnegie, PA
412-276-1200
www.alphaomegashelving.com
Binghamton Material Handling
Binghamton, NY
1-800-345-5271
www.bmhinc.com
DAK Equipment & Engineering Company
Elmhurst, IL
630-516-1115
www.dakequipment.com
Engineered Products
Seattle, WA
206-394-3300
www.eppape.com
Engineered Products
Tigard, OR
www.eppape.com
J & J Material Handling
Columbia, PA
717-449-5153
www.jnjmaterial.com
LJS Solutions
Sumter, SC
803-773-9625
www.ljs-solutions.com
Maybury Material Handling
East Longmeadow, MA
888-629-2879
www.maybury.com
Nelson Equipment
Shreveport, LA
318-688-9970
wwww.melsonequipment.com
WPRP Pallet Rack
Maple Grove, MN
www.wprpwholesalepalletrack.com

Design

Maximum Impact Resistance by Design

There is a wide range of products designed to help protect pallet rack columns from the everyday abuses that commonly occur in busy warehouse environments. These products include steel reinforced columns, slat-back or offset frames, floor-mounted steel guards, bumpers, barriers and after market attachable guards. Each of these serves a purpose and make sense in different applications.

Aftermarket attachable guards have wide applications ranging from small plants with high traffic areas to large facilities where it is critical to reduce the time and cost of replacing damaged uprights… and everything in between. There are many types, kinds and sizes of guards on the market today, but none like the RAM Guard.

After nearly two years of development, testing and proto-type designs, the new patent-pending RAM Guard delivers the greatest impact resistance available in aftermarket column guards.

RAM Guard's Design

Through extensive testing and evaluation, a specific rubber compound was formulated to provide a balance between durability, density and impact absorption qualities. The chart below shows the energy absorbing capacity of various materials that are commonly used in column guards. Clearly, this shows elastomers offer some far greater absorbing properties than other materials.

Once the rubber compound was selected, various steel inserts were tested, culminating in the use of a "U-shaped" steel plate to maximize impact protection from multiple angles. Finally, rubber voids were introduced to assist in the distribution of impact forces. The results speak for themselves!

Contact Ram Guard at 814.347.1174 or your local supplier for more information or a quotation.

Impact Tests Show RAM Guard's Advantages

Impact testing to FEM 10.2.02 standards has shown the RAM Guard dissipates more impact energy and better distributes impact forces than competitive guards resulting in no damage to the column or the guard. During extensive frontal and 45° angle testing, the same RAM Guard protector easily withstood more than 20 identical hits without allowing any damage to the column.

  • Energy absorbing elastomer guards outperform plastic guards
  • Elastomer guards lower the peak acceleration levels at the column
  • Elastomer guard with steel reinforcement will endure multiple impacts with no loss of performance*

Dimensions and Fit

Size 12" high
5.5" wide
Weight 9 lbs
Fits Columns 3" wide and up to 3" deep
Testing Test Setup to meet European FEM 10.2.02 Standard
Fits all 3" wide face columns

Adapters

Rubber adapters for the smaller 3 x 1-5/8, 3 x 2-1/4 and 3” Structural columns.


Installation


Stocking Locations

Brochure

AK Material Handling System
Maple Grove, MN
763-493-5015
www.akequipment.com
Alpha-Omega Shelving Inc.
Carnegie, PA
412-276-1200
www.alphaomegashelving.com
Binghamton Material Handling
Binghamton, NY
1-800-345-5271
www.bmhinc.com
DAK Equipment & Engineering Company
Elmhurst, IL
630-516-1115
www.dakequipment.com
Engineered Products
Seattle, WA
206-394-3300
www.eppape.com
Engineered Products
Tigard, OR
www.eppape.com
J & J Material Handling
Columbia, PA
717-449-5153
www.jnjmaterial.com
LJS Solutions
Sumter, SC
803-773-9625
www.ljs-solutions.com
Maybury Material Handling
East Longmeadow, MA
888-629-2879
www.maybury.com
Nelson Equipment
Shreveport, LA
318-688-9970
wwww.melsonequipment.com
WPRP Pallet Rack
Maple Grove, MN
www.wprpwholesalepalletrack.com