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Rack System Guardrail

Facilities and warehouses are full of vulnerable areas. From employee walkways and break areas to heavy machinery and assembly lines, protecting critical assets is, well, critical. But there isn’t an area that could potentially cause more damage and cost more money than the pallet racks. 

These racks are normally full of storage materials, machinery parts, tools, product inventory, and much more. Being made out of just steel racking, they’re not the most sturdy structure in the building, especially when impacted by a forklift or hi-lo, which happens much more than anyone would like. 

That is why we highly suggest avoiding a huge potential mistake and adding the industry’s strongest rack system guardrail, Ideal Shield’s Rack Guard

Our low maintenance, highly effective guardrail system is designed and engineered to protect the ends of storage pallet racks and to be strong enough to withstand multiple impacts from forklifts. Available in Core-and-Drop or Base Plate installation options to limit floor damage and maximize floor space, the Rack Guard can be designed specifically for your job with one-line, two-line, or three-line systems, as well as custom heights and lengths.

This storage rack protection guardrail is made from schedule 40 and schedule 80 steel pipe and sleeved in HDPE plastic, which means no more maintenance or painting. We call that a “win-win”. 

Interested in adding the strongest rack system guardrail to your facility? Contact our experienced and knowledgable sales team today to learn more about all of our Industrial Guardrail Systems

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Product Details

Posts: 6″ schedule 40 pipe sleeved in 1/4" thick HDPE plastic
Rails: 4" schedule 40 pipe sleeved in 1/4" thick HDPE plastic
Heights: Standard 42"
Lengths: Standard 48", 72" or 96" overall
Colors: Safety Yellow or Gunmetal Gray

*Installation hardware not included


Made to Withstand Forklift Collisions

Ends or Corners of Pallet Racks


Core & Drop or Base Plate

No on-site welding required


Rails, Heights & Lengths

Made to Meet Your Exact Needs

The Ideal


Cost Savings

  • Withstands multiple forklift collisions 
  • Never repair, never paint, never replace
  • Can be designed to fit your facility’s needs 

Optimum Protection

  • US Steel sleeved in HDPE Plastic
  • Minimal deflection on impact which maximizes floor space
  • Rounded end posts for high traffic forklift corners

Quick & Easy Install

  • Arrives fully assembled to reduce installation costs
  • Multiple Base Plate options for surface-mounted installation
  • Core & Drop available to limit floor damage, increase strength

What our customers are saying

“First and foremost, we have loved the bases. They have gone through the various states of weather that Minnesota has to offer and they are withstanding the weather and doing a great job for us. At this time, we have all of our needs, however, after the Super Bowl and when we head into our spring events we could be looking to purchasing additional signs. ” 

Representative from US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings & Super Bowl 52

“This is just what we were looking for. Well made. We will be installing it next week. Everyone here is excited to have a railing to hang onto with winter coming. We at St. Cyprian thank you and your facility for help us.”

Carl Baltosiewich w/St. Cyprian

“Ideal Shield had some of the best prices on the market for bollards and covers. They were very easy to deal with and provided prompt shipment. The quality of the material was exceptional and a breeze to install.” 

James Harvill

“Steris Pharmaceutical chose Ideal Shield handrail because it’s sturdy, and the mounting brackets worked really well. Very happy with the product.”

Kevin Korb - Rite Hite

“When compared to other railing systems, Ideal Shield’s anchor system is cost-efficient and super strong – plus fully removable for relocation. Ideal Shield offers quality products that are very durable and never require painting.”

Donnie Frederick - Odessa College

“Ideal Shield has helped me out of many issues over the last couple of years. The restaurant business is always under a sense of urgency. It’s refreshing when someone drops everything & goes the extra mile to help. That is VERY rare this day & age.” 

Kari Carper - BDH Contracting

“I am speechless, I have never had a company go above and beyond what Y’all are doing for Us.  There are only two words to describe Ideal Shield Character and Integrity.  I will be sure to tell everyone I do business with about your company. ” 

Joe W. - AT&T

“Amazing customer service! I had many questions and multiple emails back and forth with them to match the correct product to my needs. They responded very quickly and precisely. Sales associate was exceptional to deal with! Amazing customer service! I had many questions and multiple emails back and forth with them to match the correct product to my needs. They responded very quickly and precisely. Sales associate was exceptional to deal with!”

Dave Albright

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