Hannibal Industries Inc., an employee-owned company based in the Los Angeles suburb of Vernon, Calif., said today that it will roll out this May a "TubeRack" system that the company says is stronger, safer, and more cost-effective than most traditional racking systems.
The new tubular-based racking system, on display at MODEX 2012 in Atlanta, has a dual-movement frame that has the ability to more safely withstand impacts and seismic events, Hannibal said. Most of the company's customers are located in the Western United States, a region with active fault lines.
The impact-resistant nature of the new system enables it to be installed on a thinner slab than would be required for conventional racking systems, thus saving on space and materials costs, Hannibal said. It is designed with modules that can be adjusted to hold materials of different heights, the company said.
Should a piece break on the new system, all the user needs to do is replace the piece itself, Hannibal said. By contrast, the more complex, interconnected configuration of traditional racking systems often means that if a piece breaks off, a professional rack repairperson must be dispatched or the entire rack replaced, Hannibal said.