Rack Guardrail

Extended Pallet Rack & Storage Area Protection

Ideal Shield’s Two-Line Rack Guards are low-maintenance, industrial guardrails designed to provide extended protection to pallet racks and storage areas from forklift impacts. 

Available in either Standard or Heavy Duty options, the Two-Line Rack Guardrail’s installation option is also your choice as Core-and-Drop or Base Plate installation is available to meet your specific needs.

Standard height is 42″ while the standard lengths are 48″, 72″ and 96″

Need a different level of protection? Ask about our One-Line Rack Guard or custom-designed Rack Guardrail options.

If maintenance costs and downtime has been an issue, don’t worry about that anymore. Our Rack Guards are made from schedule 40 and schedule 80 steel pipe and sleeved in HDPE plastic, meaning it won’t just withstand hits from a forklift but it will also never need to be painted again.

If you’re looking for in-between the pallet rack protection or not as heavy-duty protection, check out our In-Plant Guarding options all made from U.S. Steel.

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Product Details

Standard: 4″ schedule 40 pipe sleeved in 1/4" thick HDPE plastic
Heavy Duty: 6″ schedule 40 pipe sleeved in 1/4" thick HDPE plastic
Standard: 2 1/2" schedule 80 pipe sleeved in 1/4" thick HDPE plastic
Heavy Duty: 4" schedule 40 pipe sleeved in 1/4" thick HDPE plastic
Heights: Standard 42"
Lengths: Standard 48", 72" or 96" overall
Install: Base Plate or Core & Drop

*Installation hardware not included

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Ends or Corners of Pallet Racks

American Made

Made and Fabricated in the USA


Design to Fit Your Needs

The Ideal


  • Available in Standard or Heavy Duty designs 
  • Two-Line style offers extended protection both high and low 
  • Maintenance-Free; Never repair, never paint, never replace
  • Can be custom designed to fit your facility’s exact protection needs 
  • Engineer tested to withstands multiple forklift collisions 
  • Minimal give on impact which maximizes floor space
  • Rounded end posts help deflect impacts
  • Multiple Base Plate options for surface-mounted installation
  • Core & Drop available to limit floor damage, increase strength
  • Arrives fully assembled to reduce installation costs

Resources & Downloads

Ideal Shield’s Guardrail System is the strongest guardrail on the market; it is engineer tested to withstand multiple hits from a 12,000 lb. forklift traveling 8 mph when cored. The guardrail is modular, delivers to site fully assembled and never requires paint. Lastly, the system can be placed with 6” to 8’’ of a wall which saves valuable floor space.
For the Two-Line Rack Guard System, standard height is 42″. Standard lengths included 48″, 72″ and 96″. Ask about custom designs.
Yes, we can build to any specification. We've done three-line and four-line systems in the past. Ask for more information.
There are multiple installation applications for the Rack Guard System including Base Plate and Core & Drop. Please reference the Resources section on this product page or our Guardrail Installation page listed under the "Guardrail" section of the website.
You can re-sleeve the guardrail section if needed. Contact us today for more information.
We use a no-weld process which allows the guardrail to disperse energy upon impact, creating a stronger, more durable guardrail. Once assembled, the posts and base plates will tighten into place and be stable for contact.

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