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Rack Safety, Design Pivotal In Growth Of MHI’s Oldest Industry ...

This article by Stephen Murdock originally appeared in the fourth quarter 2020 issue of MHI Solutions magazine and has been reprinted in its entirety with permission. The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), officially the oldest Industry Group in MHI, has seen ...
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Why You Shouldn’t Mix Rack Components From Different Manufacturers In ...

While rack columns and beams constructed by different manufacturers may appear similar, mixing components in the same structure — also sometimes called “intermembering” — is unsafe and not recommended. That’s because connecting incompatible rack components, which can erroneously occur as ...
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Updated Rack Repair Guidelines Released by RMI

The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) has updated its existing publication, Guidelines for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack, with the latest information as a reference for owners and users of industrial pallet rack systems. The latest release, ...
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Building Codes And Rack Repair: What You Need To Know

The majority of jurisdictions in the U.S. have adopted the International Code Council’s International Building Code (IBC) as their base code standard governing the safe design and construction of building structures. The IBC references RMI’s ANSI MH16.1: Specification for the ...
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Why A Bolted Repair Of Damaged Pallet Rack May Be ...

When damage to an industrial steel pallet rack system column or frame has been discovered, RMI’s publication “Guideline for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack – Version 2” suggests multiple options for repairing the damage. Among the ...
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Should A Damaged Rack Component Be Repaired Or Replaced?

Rack may become damaged. With forklift drivers maneuvering through industrial steel storage rack aisles with heavy pallet loads of product, it’s not unusual for the rack to be on the receiving end of an impact. But after a damaged rack ...
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How A Material Handling Specialist Can Help Create The Safest ...

While some organizations have in-house expertise and can determine the specification requirements and layout for a new storage rack without outside assistance, others who lack this skillset should consider engaging a material handling specialist to assist with this process. This ...
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How Clearances Around Pallet Loads Affect Storage Rack Safety

When designing an industrial steel storage rack, a professional rack design engineer must not only take into consideration the size and shape of the loads, but also the amount of clearance — or empty space — around the load. Designs ...
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When A Floor Isn’t Just A Floor: Why Rack Safety ...

Not all concrete floors are created equal, and not every floor has been designed to withstand the effects of uniformly distributed or concentrated point loads that are applied to the slab when a storage rack is installed on the floor. ...
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Planning A New Storage Rack Project? Answer These Questions For ...

Thinking of installing a new industrial steel storage rack? Whether the structure is intended for an existing facility or a new building, it’s important to be prepared to answer a series of questions and provide detailed information to the professional ...