Ridg-U-Rak Seismic Base Isolation Storage Rack

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The Pellegrino Base Isolation Seismic System dissipates up to 85% of the seismic energy that can be exerted on a pallet rack storage system during an earthquake. This base isolation unit is positioned between the columns of an upright frame and anchored to the floor, allowing the rack structure to move. The Pellegrino is designed to withstand an seismic event 25% more intense than the Northridge or Loma Prieta earthquakes which reached magnitudes of 6.7 and 6.9 on the Richter moment magnitude scale.

RIDG-U-RAK conducted more than 100 earthquake simulations with varying loads, product configurations and base arrangements during five weeks of testing at the Structural Engineering Earthquake Simulation Laboratory located at the State University of New York at Buffalo. This world-class laboratory is home to some of the most sophisticated seismic equipment available for structural testing. These tests were conducted on one of two 23 by 23-foot shake tables that operate in three dimensions to best replicate real world earthquakes.

The Pellegrino Seismic Base Isolation System has proven to withstand the most powerful earthquake anticipated in the United States with little or no merchandise shedding or rack damage. Used in a warehouse or big box retail outlet, this can reduce the risk of product loss and personal injury.

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