The new Interlock pallet rack system from Interlake features a modular design with uprights constructed using bolted connections instead of welds. Although bolted connections are not new to rack products, the use of bolts on uprights, which adds flexibility to rack systems, is not common practice.
The modular design provides for a lower landed cost, flexibility for reconfiguration, ease of repair and greater asset valuation. Users of the Interlock system can easily modify, reconfigure and repair their rack systems, which makes it simpler to incorporate a new picking system or accommodate odd-sized SKUs in their racks. The system can also be dismantled and reassembled quickly at a new location.
The Interlock system is designed to rigid tolerances and is manufactured to exacting standards to ensure quality and consistency, according to the company. It meets RMI 2002 (Rack Manufacturers Institute) standards, as well as AISI and AISC standards that govern steel design and construction. The system uses zinc-plated Grade 5 bolts with a limited thread engagement design that prevents over-tightening of the matching serrated flange locknuts. The result is a positive, securing connection upon tightening. The completed installation requires no incremental inspection or maintenance.
A specially designed recessed channel is incorporated in the steel rack uprights to eliminate any potential interaction of the hardware with the product, pallets and operations personnel. The strut supports in the upright assembly are formed out of pre-galvanized steel to provide Interlock system users with superior strength and added protection against corrosion and rust.
The system is also fully interchangeable with existing Interlake products. All beams and accessories that fit Interlake's legacy Interack 30 system are also compatible with the new Interlock system.
Company: Interlake Material Handling
Company Phone: (800) 282-8032
Company URL: www.interlake.com