SOURCE: Hannibal Industries, Inc.

Hannibal Industries, Inc.

July 01, 2014 13:23 ET

Hannibal Industries Successfully Completes First-Ever TubeRack Impact Test

Wrecking Ball Was Used to Simulate 18,000 lb. Forklift Traveling at 2 mph

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2014) - Today, Hannibal Industries Inc. announced that it successfully conducted, completed and recorded the first-ever, side-by-side comparison between standard structural rack and patent-pending TubeRack. The complete video of this test that took place at Hannibal Industries' Los Angeles headquarters can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/TubeRackImpactTest.

The wrecking ball used for the first-ever impact test simulated an 18,000 lb. forklift traveling at the speed of 2 miles per hour (mph) impacting both the standard structural rack and TubeRack to show a side-by-side comparison. The impact tests included direct, angled and head-on offset hits to the racks.

Copartner of the TubeRack patent with Hannibal Industries, Andrew Kirby says, "We were all pleased to see its horizontal spring and dual-moment frame perform exactly as we had expected. It was exciting to see TubeRack stand-up to an intense real world impact test!"

The side-by-side comparison (as shown in the video footage) displays the standard structural rack not able to withstand the force of the 18,000 lb. forklift traveling at 2 mph. Being hit with the same weight and force, TubeRack was able to bounce back and yield minimal damage.

For additional information on Hannibal Industries' offerings, visit Hannibal Industries at http://www.hannibalrack.com/. Connect with Hannibal Industries on Twitter @HannibalRack, the HannibalRack YouTube channel and on LinkedIn

About Hannibal Industries, Inc.:
Hannibal Industries, Inc., headquartered in the Los Angeles metro area, is a tube and storage system manufacturer with a diverse product line that enables the company to provide turnkey storage systems to the most massive operations in the world. This employee-owned company is the largest U.S. manufacturer of steel pallet rack west of the Mississippi River. 

The company's industry leading product offering includes Structural Pallet Rack, Roll-Formed Selective Pallet Rack, Hybrid Systems, Cantilever Systems, Pushback Systems, Pallet Flow Systems, Case Flow Systems and Drive-In Systems. Engineering and design services offered by the company include: system design; seismic engineering; permit administration; in-house installation and custom fabrication. A true innovator, Hannibal Industries was awarded a patent in 2006 for a pallet rack system adjustable safety restraint, and currently has a patent pending for its TubeRack. For additional information, visit www.hannibalrack.com

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