21 Feb Pallet Rack Pins – Why Do I Need Them if I Have Clips?
“They do not interfere with how the clip works but they are added extra protection against a shelf of product falling on in employee or you personally. They also tend not to malfunction as soon as a clip does.”
A common question about these pallet rack pins is if you need them if you already have clips. It is true that most pallet racks come with clips that are meant to keep the pallet rack shelf or level from falling off where it is supposed to be located. If it does fall off then it could end up hurting you or your employees. The unfortunate fact about clips is that they tend to wear down over time and usage. The bad part about how they wear down is that they do not look any different than when you first got them. They look like they are still good but they are no longer able to do their job. Most people do not realize that the clip has worn down. If they do not check the clip then a shelf full of products could fall on them due to the clip failing. Therefore, checking clips and replacing them is probably a good idea as a safety tool if you are relying on them to keep you safe. Every situation is different so a clip may have a different usable shelf life then someone else’s clip on a pallet rack. It is difficult to say when a clip will stop working effectively which means that there is no hard and fast roll on when you should check a clip or replace it.
The best thing to do about this problem is to have a backup. A very good backup is these pallet rack pins. They do not interfere with how the clip works but they are added extra protection against a shelf of product falling on in employee or you personally. They also tend not to malfunction as soon as a clip does. They are made to be very sturdy and last a very long time. Therefore, most people prefer to have a pallet rack pin over a clip. However, a clip is far more common. It is because of the minor savings that can be procured through not ordering a set of pallet rack pins. They use the included clips from the purchase of the pallet rack.
“It is difficult to say when a clip will stop working effectively which means that there is no hard and fast roll on when you should check a clip or replace it.”
The pins are easy to install. In fact, a lot of times these are called drop-in pins. They are called drop-in pins because you literally drop a pin into the pallet rack. It keeps the deck secure where it should be. It does so no matter what happens to the clip for the most part. If you have a clip and a pin then you are probably pretty safe from a shelf dropping on you or your employees in most scenarios. Of course, things like earthquakes or collisions from forklifts can damage these pins and/or cause them to dislodge from the pallet rack. If you have one of these occurrences you may want to check on how secure your shelves are before you go on to do something else. Obviously, you may not have been aware of a collision or something that may have bumped either the clip or the pin. It might be a good idea to check them on a regular basis just for safety reasons.
“Obviously, you may not have been aware of a collision or something that may have bumped either the clip or the pin. It might be a good idea to check them on a regular basis just for safety reasons.”
Finally, another popular question to ask is if these are the same as J pins. In fact, they are the same thing. The J pin most likely refers to the shape of the pallet rack pin. It is just a short name for what this item happens to be. It is what people termed the product over time just like any other slang word. If you hear anyone looking for a J pin then they are talking about these pallet rack safety pins. It also means that they are pretty smart because they know that they should use a J pin in order to give them the best protection from a shelf that may want to fall on them in the future.
Therefore, if you want maximum safety for your pallet rack or racks then get a J pin or pallet rack pin. The pins will backup your pallet rack clips that came with your racking solution. If you have any questions you can give us a call at 503-447-1284. If you just want to order your J pin or pallet rack pin now then click the link and get those pins coming to you as soon as possible.