New Industrial Guardrail System from A-Mezz Designed for Industrial Buyers

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The A-Mezz guardrail system offers more standard lengths and compact base plates, adding installation convenience and economy for users. Smaller base plates and offset mounting reduce trip hazards without sacrificing strength.

A-Mezz Industrial Structures announces a guardrail system designed to meet the most common requests from their customers. The new system features more standard lengths and compact base plates while still meeting industry-standard safety test requirements.

Victor Fowler the president of A-Mezz Industrial Structures reports, “We asked our customers what we could do to improve our already popular industrial guardrail system and they responded with great ideas and suggestions”. The three must common complaints we received would also apply to almost every manufacturer of industrial guardrails available today.”

The major complaints pertained to the available lengths, base plate size, and plate overhang. The most common standard lengths for guardrails are 10 feet, 8 feet, 6 feet, and 4 feet. When a customer needs another length, he is forced to buy the next size up and pay an additional fee for cutting.

A-Mezz now offers more standard sizes of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 feet. As all sizes are standard, there are no extra cutting charges or extended lead times.

Base plate sizes were also an issue. A-Mezz thought that big 12-inch square base plates would make their product stand out. But customers found the 3-1/2” overhang on all sides was a trip hazard along walkways and caused expensive damage to their fork truck tires.

In response, A-Mezz has changed the size of the base plate to 10” square, reducing the base plate overhang to 2-1/2”. They found through testing that a 10” square made of 1/2” thick steel plate, properly lagged to a concrete floor, worked as well as the 12” square plate. The system still stops a 10,000 lb. load moving at 4 miles per hour, which is an industry standard.

With some applications, any base plate overhang is too much. The industry standard is to weld a 5- or 4-inch square tube post in the centre of the base plate. This forces an overhang on all four sides.

A-Mezz reviewed the application to provide customers what they need without additional charges. Thorough testing has been proven that the A-Mezz guardrail system will still stop a 10,000 lb. load moving at 4 miles per hour with 10” base plates offset to one side or to a corner.

All of these customer-driven product changes have been accomplished without increasing price. According to Victor Fowler, “There is nothing complicated about a steel guardrail, so why charge customers for straightforward changes."

A-Mezz Industrial Structures specializes in guardrails and industrial safety gates, modular offices and in-plant buildings, freestanding mezzanine systems, and material lifts VRCs, Through continuous commitment to quality and partnership with customers and vendors, A-Mezz delivers cost-efficient solutions for today's material handling and plant and personnel protection needs.

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