Kiwi seismic experts solve storage earthquake conundrum
Canterbury seismic experts Vaico, together with storage solutions specialists Dexion NZ, have found the solution to protect New Zealand workers and stored goods in major earthquakes.
The new Vaico PRS (Pallet Restraining System) is an amazingly simple and cost-effective invention that helps to keep pallets and goods in place during seismic events.
The Christchurch earthquakes and more recent seismic events in the Kaikoura and Wellington regions have confronted every manufacturer, storage operator or transport company with dangers of working in elevated storage facilities.
This globally patented invention has already been hailed as an essential part of any racking or storage facility that takes the health and safety of their staff seriously.
The Vaico PRS activates immediately in a seismic event to drop in front of the pallets, lock them in and helps keep the goods and the workforce safe. “Drop, Lock & Safe.”
It is the only seismic restraint device that can be retrofitted on any existing facility without changing the racking configuration.
Dexion,Vaico’s exclusive supplier and installer in New Zealand, Australia and Asia, can install the PRS to a rack in minutes with minimal interference to the warehouse operations. Once installed, the PRS is neatly tucked away and does not get in the way of any handling of goods.
“Being manufactured in Christchurch, the price point of the PRS does not only make it the smartest, but also the most cost-effective solution to protect storage facilities from seismic events,” says Kiwi inventor and Vaico director Ashton How.
Please check out the video demonstration of how the Pallet Restraining System works in a seismic event and how easily and quickly it can be installed at www.safewarehouse.co.nz
For sales inquiries, please contact Craig Apps, national sales manager, Dexion NZ.
Email: Craig.Apps@Dexion.co.nz, mobile: 0274 828 170 or 0800 339 466. www.dexion.co.nz
This shows the retention bar dropping after a seismic shock. This shows the retention bar dropped into place and locked to hold the pallet safely in place.