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Load Capacity Requirements in the new RMI Storage Rack Standard ...

The revised American National Standard for storage rack, ANSI MH16-1-2021, published by the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), includes new requirements for calculating the load capacity for a pallet rack application. The previous standard, published in 2012, calculated capacities using only ...
Rack Inspection & Maintenance

New Employee Training: The Basics of Loading and Unloading Your ...

When you bring in new hires, essential training includes rack loading/unloading safety. Working in the material handling industry brings with it plenty of safety risks. In fact, in the warehouse, one in 20 employees is injured every year, according to ...
Rack Design & Installation

Safely Storing High-Value Items: Your rack installation must hold up, ...

High-value items in the warehouse can take on many different looks and definitions. They could look like slow-moving items that must be ready at a moment’s notice, for instance. Think one of the many FEMA warehouses around the country, where ...
Rack Inspection & Maintenance

Protecting Your Racking Investment

You’ve just purchased new racking—don’t leave anything to chance. Protect and inspect for a long-lasting product. You’ve gone through the process of selecting the right racks for your operations and installation is scheduled. With a big investment, your next step ...
Rack Design & Installation

Adjusting Aisle Width for VNA Trucks

Before closing up your aisle space, have a plan for getting it right. Space is getting tight in your facility, so you’ve opted to add some tighter and higher racking to the mix. Complementing that might be the addition of ...
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Adjusting Rack Levels

Initial rack configurations may not work for the long haul. Here’s how to make adjustments. No business stays static over a lifetime, and the same applies to its warehouses. The equipment in a given warehouse may also through changes over ...
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A Look at ANSI MH32.1

In order to safeguard your employees on elevated work surfaces, you’ll need to follow these standards. In the warehouse, much of your employee’s work will take place in overhead work areas that are designed to maximize the vertical space you ...
Rack Design & InstallationRack Inspection & Maintenance

Pairing Pallets and Racking

Before making any rack purchase, it’s important to understand the type and condition of your pallets. You’ve got a big investment in your racking system, so you want to get it right. One of the biggest considerations when choosing your ...
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Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Your Aisles

A great productivity enhancer, make sure your facility is prepared for the addition of AGVs. Once you’ve made the decision to add AGVs to your facility and after finding the right partner, identifying the pain points the equipment will solve, ...
Rack Design & InstallationRack Repair & Reconfiguration

Retrofitting Racks for Individualized Picking

The nature of picking is changing and your operations may need to change with it. With the explosion of ecommerce over the past few years, warehouses that were not set up for picking eaches must find configurations that allow picking ...