Mezzanine Safeti-Gates (Booth S1749), an innovator in the design and manufacturing of pallet drop safety gates that provide fall protection in distribution centers, warehouses and manufacturing and material handling facilities, announced a new design of the Roly safety gate that protects both people and products. The Roly Product Containment design includes a high strength, high visibility netting system on the ledge side gate that prevents products from falling from elevated storage systems. In addition, the netting on the safety gates prevent employees from getting their hands into the loading zone, away from the machines that are increasingly loading and unloading pallets in drop areas.
As the demand for warehouse and material handling space remains high, material handling and warehouses are continually adding multi-level rack and other product storage systems into facilities. If the storage systems are not contained, products are at risk for falling from upper levels, leaving employees, robots and other equipment at risk for injury or damage. The Roly Product Containment design uses netting systems that will contain items 2 inches or larger, helping to ensure the product is free from damage to itself, employees or machines below.
“Our new product containment design helps facility managers solve a number of problems, all in one system,” said Aaron Conway, president of Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc. “With one safety gate, we can not only protect employees from falling from the edge but also prevent product damage. Additionally, the netting keeps employees from interacting with the machines and robots that are more often loading and replenishing the pallet drop areas. Netting keeps hands out of the loading zone, decreasing risk of injury. This system will be helpful for facilities as storage is built out.”
When the pallet drop area is being loaded, the ledge side gate is open and the netting compacts into the system, clearing the way for pallets to be moved into place. After loading is finished and the pallet area is ready for picking, the ledge side gate closes and the netting extends from the deck to the top frame of the gate, providing full length coverage to prevent products from falling, decreasing the risk of damage while being picked or moved from the area.
In addition to the product containment design, Roly safety systems can be purchased in a variety of sizes including standard stock single and double wide pallet widths. Roly models can be customized to accommodate specific pallet widths, depths and heights, as well as Rack Supported and Total Control Access (TCA) designs. Power operation, push button or remote operation, photo eyes and integration with WMS systems can be added to all Roly safety gates.
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