What Is The Universal Drop Pin?

What is a Universal Drop Pin? 

The universal safety drop pin is the ultimate safety component for any warehouse. 

Its primary function is to ensure security for racking systems by providing a safety mechanism for the beam-to-frame connection. However, unlike regular safety drop pins that necessitate a specific manufacturer and model, any pallet racking system can use the drop pin.  

Universal Pallet Rack Drop Pin 2.0_5

The Universal Safety Drop Pin is an indispensable asset to any warehouse as pallet rack has evolved with intricate, engineered systems. Consequently, it is now more important than ever to safeguard from injuries. One significant benefit of the universal drop pin is that it reliably secures your beam to frame connection, stabilizing your pallet racking even in forklift impact. 

Whenever a pallet racking system is installed or moved, rack safety clips can become lost in the process. When a clip is lost, you often have to consult internet sources to find the specific manufacturer who provides them, a time-consuming and laborious process (especially if the clip is old or discontinued). Locating the right product can sometimes feel like an impossible task, especially if you cannot remember the exact model. The Universal Safety Drop Pin alleviates this problem, as its design makes them suitable for a range of pallet racking systems. Brands include SpaceRak, Interlake, Ridg-U-Rak Teardrop, USP, Excel Storage Products, Bulldog, Hannibal, Steel King, and Wireway Husky. The key indicator to see if the universal pallet rack pin will work with used rack systems is finding the two, one-third inch holes aligned in the pallet rack cross beam and upright frame.

How to Install a Universal Drop Pin

The installation process is simple, and its primary advantage is its ability to fit into any pallet rack system. First, locate the aligning holes that connect the frame and beam, then push the pin through the hole and let it drop in. It’s as easy as that. 

The 2.0 Version

The Universal Pallet Rack Drop Pin 2.0 is a newer, bigger, better, and more robust version of the original Universal Pallet Rack Drop Pin. It measures three-eighths of an inch in diameter and fits in any one-half inch aligning holes. The Universal Drop Pin 2.0 is the go-to product for holes wider than three-eighths of an inch and can be front or side-mounted. 

Tip: We recommend using the OEM safety clip along with your universal pallet rack drop pin in case of dislodgment or damage of the OEM clip. That pallet rack drop pin will prevent dislodgment and ultimately keep you safe in the warehouse. 

Why the 2.0?

Warehouse workers have long been frustrated by searching multiple sources – online and off – for very specialized products. Now, there is a solution to this time-consuming task. The 2.0 provides customers with a simple solution to increase their pallet rack safety. You no longer need to guess which manufacturers produce the clip. All you have to do is confirm your punch hole width and take a step towards a safer warehouse. 

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How to Install the 2.0 Safety Pin

Like the original, the 2.0 is easy to install and can provide warehouse managers with a simple solution to increase their rack system safety. 

Our drop pins fit 1/2-inch wide aligning holes. So you can find two one-half inch aligning holes in your cross beam and upright frames. These pallet rack drop pins will most likely be compatible with your pallet rack. 

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