Dealer Portal Blog

March 25, 2014

Lock ‘Em Down


Help Keep Your Customers Safe

Beam locking devices aren’t exciting or even particularly interesting, but they are an important part of making sure that beams and the SKUs on top of them don’t come crashing down.  In fact, the ANSI/RMI standard requires a locking device that prevents disengagement of the shelf beam when subjected to 1,000 pounds of vertical uplift force.

DAK is ready to help you help your customers keep their beams where they belong.


Universal Replacement Pin

J-Pin Unversal Beam Lock The universal J-pin replacement is faster and easier to deploy than a nut-and-bolt solution.  As shown below, the pin simply slides into matching aligning holes in the beam and frame and drops into place, locking the beam in position.  Moving the beam is equally quick and easy.

J-Pin Use

Pinch Pin Beam Lock

Pinch Pin Beam Lock Another easy to deploy solution is the pinch pin, however this solution is specific to Ridg-U-Rak frames and beams.  While it might work with other manufacturers racking, it should be tested in advance.  Let me know if you need a sample for testing purposes.

Installing Pinch Pin Locks
Installing Pinch Pin Locks


Slotted Rack Clips

Slotted Clip Lock While a universal or pinch pin lock may work with slotted rack, there’s a more visible and even easier replacement lock available for hook and slot systems.  As shown below, this clips are inserted into the slot above the beam hook, locking it in place.

Slotted Clip Installation

With used equipment often the first choice these days, I know that I’ve seen an increase in broken beam locks and I bet you have too.

DAK stocks all three of the solutions above for you starting at $1.40 per beam so should consider ordering a handful just to have on hand for quick-fixes and impressing your customers.


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