DAMO SHIELD

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HIGH-IMPACT BUILDING COLUMN PROTECTOR

The DAMO SHIELD is the ultimate high-impact building column protector. It protects columns from impact by forklifts, fork trucks, or any other machinery or vehicle.

Conventional solutions made of plastic or polymer rely on the column for structure — unfortunately, they transfer the impact energy to the column and may still damage it during the process. In contrast, the DAMO SHIELD is completely independent of the column and transfers the impact energy to the ground. It prevents damage to your structural columns — it is the safest and strongest column protector available for your steel or concrete building columns!

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DAMO SHIELD STANDARD
For regular-sized building columns

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DAMO SHIELD XL
For larger-sized building columns

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Why the need for building column protectors?

The columns in a building are the backbone of its structural integrity. The job of a column is to keep the building from collapsing or shifting in a way that could cause damage to the overall structure. If damage to a structural column occurs, repairing it can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

The DAMO SHIELD is the only high-impact product of its kind on the market. It is made of two structural steel half-moons, which are bolted together. It has a minimal footprint as floor anchors are on the inside of the protective shield. At 36" in standard height and anchored to the ground with eight heavy-duty Hilti anchors, it will stay put, no matter what happens. It can even be customized in shape to protect other warehouse fixtures like pipes and drains, or electric cables running next to the columns. 

The Ultimate Structural Column Protector

The DAMO SHIELD is an excellent long-term investment to guard building columns in warehouses, distribution centers, indoor parking lots and garages, and manufacturing facilities. It is also the ideal solution for operators looking to protect a brand new storage or manufacturing facility. The DAMO SHIELD works in all environments: from dry storage to freezer or outdoor environments, as it can be galvanized to prevent rusting.

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Add extensions to protect rectangular columns or building infrastructures

The DAMO SHIELD is very adaptable. It comes in two sizes to adapt to different column sizes. A single half-moon can be used to protect building infrastructures such as plumbing or electricals against a building wall. Extensions of almost any length can be added between the two half moons to adapt to rectangular columns or equipment.

Damo Shield protects steel column against forklift impacts

Guard columns from forklifts with the Fork Blocker add-on

As the name implies, the fork blocker blocks fork blades from impacting and damaging building columns above 8". This optional add-on product was designed to prevent the lift's forks from reaching through to the column while the DAMO SHIELD protects the column from all the other parts of the lift.

DAMO SHIELD Column Protection Benefits

Heavy-Duty Column Protection

At 36" in standard height and anchored to the ground with 8 heavy-duty Hilti screw-type anchors, the DAMO SHIELD will stay put, no matter what your forklifts throw at it.

Structurally Independent

The DAMO SHIELD surrounds the column without structurally relying on it. Upon forklift collision, it will absorb 100% of the impact energy and transfer it to the ground — not your building column!

10-Year Warranty

The DAMO SHIELD column protector comes with a 10-year manufacturer's warranty. This means we guarantee the product will be free from defects in material and workmanship.

Quick & Easy Installation

The DAMO SHIELD can be installed by our certified installers or your maintenance crew in under 30 minutes. Our column guard is shipped ready to be installed with all the necessary hardware, including quality bolts and Hilti concrete anchors.

Adaptable & Durable Protection

The DAMO SHIELD comes in two sizes, is constructed of two half-moons, and extensions can be added. Our protection guards use powder-coated paint for durability and a longer-lasting finish. It can also be galvanized.

Save on Column Repair

The Damo Shield is the most robust column guard in the industry. It will withstand the harshest of environments and heaviest impacts, so you no longer have to worry about building columns getting damaged.

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The DAMO SHIELD helps prevent structural column damage before it happens, eliminating the need for costly repairs. 

Permanent

This 360-degree column protector offers permanent column protection and comes with a warranty that guarantees peace of mind.

Quick Delivery

Lead time for the DAMO SHIELD is really short and it can usually be shipped to your facility in less than two weeks.

Less Disruptive

The installation process is simple, and the footprint of the DAMO SHIELD is minimal.

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The DAMO SHIELD is available in two sizes: 

Standard: Protects columns of up to 10" x 10" inches (when no extensions are used), and has an exterior diameter of 20 inches. It can protect columns of up to 21" x 10" when a 12" extension is used.

XL: Protects columns of up to 16" x 16" inches (when no extensions are used), and has an exterior diameter of 30 inches. It can protect columns of up to 27" x 18" when a 12" extension is used.

Extensions: Standard steel extensions come in 6", 8", 10", and 12" dimensions. Extenders can be manufactured in custom sizes of almost any length.

Customization: Although these are the most common sizes,  the DAMO SHIELD can also be customized to take other shapes. A range of finishes (paint color, galvanization) and configurations are also available upon request.

Our experts will assess your column protection needs and specify the model and configuration that is right for you. 

The DAMO SHIELD can be installed by our certified installers or your maintenance crew in under 30 minutes. It's a simple and efficient way of protecting your building columns against forklift damage. 

At Damotech, we stand behind our products. The DAMO SHIELD comes with a 10-year manufacturer's warranty. This means we guarantee the product will be free from defects in material and workmanship.

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1 Column Protector Height
The standard height is 36".
2 Structural Steel (HSS)
Made of 1/4" thick structural steel for maximum impact resistance.
3 High-Quality Bolts
Bolts are 1/2" bolts - Grade 5 (rated).
4 Floor-Height Blade Protection
The circular DEFLEX PLATE is 8" high and is meant to protect the column at floor level from forklift blades. It's an integral part of the DAMO SHIELD and is included in all our units. This kick plate also protects the guard and column anchors.
5 Concrete Anchors
8 Hilti screw-type anchors are included in the kit. More bolts are included if protector extensions are ordered.

DAMO SHIELD FAQ

What is the total height of the DAMO SHIELD column protector?
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The standard height is 36".

Is the DAMO SHIELD available in other colors than orange?
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Yes, the standard color is orange, but we can custom paint your DAMO SHIELD to almost any color for an additional cost. We can also galvanize the guard if installed in a freezer or outdoor environment, or where strict sanitation policies exist.

Why is pricing not listed on your website?
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It’s not that we want to skirt around the subject of pricing. We like to know what things cost too.

Our products are almost always made-to-measure and will factor geographic location, volume, freight, and installation costs, to offer you a detailed quote and avoid any surprises.

To get more information on pricing; request a DAMO SHIELD quote or call 1-877-990-3266 and let us demonstrate the value of the products and services we provide.

What type of building columns can the DAMO SHIELD protect?
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The DAMO SHIELD can be made to protect concrete, wood or steel columns. The shape of your building columns can be round, square, rectangular, or other (H-beam, I-beam, ...) Our column protector can also protect other structures or equipment such as pipes or or electrical wire conduits.

What is the footprint of a standard DAMO SHIELD?
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Download our CAD drawings, BIM files, and spec sheets.

The DAMO SHIELD is available in two sizes: 

Standard: Protects columns of up to 10" x 10" inches (when no extensions are used), and has an exterior footprint of 20 inches. It can protect columns of up to 21" x 10" when a 12" extension is used. This would give it a footprint of 32" by 20".

XL: Protects columns of up to 16" x 16" inches (when no extensions are used), and has an exterior diameter of 30 inches. It can protect columns of up to 27" x 18" when a 12" extension is used. This would give it a footprint of 42" by 30".

Extensions: Standard steel extensions come in 6", 8", 10", and 12" dimensions. It can also be custom-made to almost any size.

Customization: Although these are the most common sizes,  the DAMO SHIELD can also be customized to take other shapes. A range of finishes (paint color, galvanization) and configurations are also available upon request.

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