Damotech, a nationwide provider of rack repair services and damage prevention products, debuted the Damo Super Guard pallet rack guard at ProMat 2011 this week. The bright orange, heavy steel guard wraps around the base of the rack and is bolted down with five anchors that help to prevent twisting. Super Guard is available in 24-inch, 36-inch, and 48-inch heights.
In addition to rack guards, Damotech has a network of rack repair dealers across the United States and Canada. Dealers are recertified by Damotech annually and must follow strict engineering and technical standards. One benefit of this approach is that a company operating multiple warehouses can count on consistent repair quality that adheres to specified standards, said co-president Robert Brooker III. An unusual aspect of Damotech's repair method is that the damaged base can often be replaced and strengthened without unloading the products stored on the rack, said co-president Eric Naaman.