Today, Hannibal Industries Inc. announced that it successfully conducted, completed and recorded the first-ever, side-by-side comparison between standard structural rack and patent-pending TubeRack. The complete video of this test that took place at Hannibal Industries’ Los Angeles headquarters can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/TubeRackImpactTest.
The wrecking ball used for the first-ever impact test simulated an 18,000 lb. forklift traveling at the speed of two miles per hour (mph) impacting both the standard structural rack and TubeRack to show a side-by-side comparison. The impact tests included direct, angled and head-on offset hits to the racks.
Copartner of the TubeRack patent with Hannibal Industries, Andrew Kirby says, “We were all pleased to see its horizontal spring and dual-moment frame perform exactly as we had expected. It was exciting to see TubeRack stand-up to an intense real world impact test!”
The side-by-side comparison (as shown in the video footage) displays the standard structural rack not able to withstand the force of the 18,000 lb. forklift traveling at two mph. Being hit with the same weight and force, TubeRack was able to bounce back and yield minimal damage.
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About Hannibal Industries, Inc.:
Hannibal Industries, Inc., headquartered in the Los Angeles metro area, is a tube and storage system manufacturer with a diverse product line that enables the company to provide turnkey storage systems to the most massive operations in the world. This employee-owned company is the largest U.S. manufacturer of steel pallet rack west of the Mississippi River.
The company’s industry leading product offering includes Structural Pallet Rack, Roll-Formed Selective Pallet Rack, Hybrid Systems, Cantilever Systems, Pushback Systems, Pallet Flow Systems, Case Flow Systems and Drive-In Systems. Engineering and design services offered by the company include: system design; seismic engineering; permit administration; in-house installation and custom fabrication. A true innovator, Hannibal Industries was awarded a patent in 2006 for a pallet rack system adjustable safety restraint, and currently has a patent pending for its TubeRack. For additional information, visit www.hannibalrack.com.