Rack Design & InstallationRack Sustainability

Pallet Rack Manufacturing Sustainability Drives Domestic Steel Sourcing Trends

Recognizing that being green is good for the planet and for the bottom line, U.S. manufacturers have increasingly been shifting their practices. This includes many members of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI). Several have implemented pallet rack manufacturing sustainability initiatives ...
Rack Codes & StandardsRack Inspection & Maintenance

The Six Different Rack Safety Inspections Needed During A System’s ...

To ensure the safety and performance of a rack system, a series of six separate inspections is conducted throughout the system’s lifetime. An MHI Cast podcast recording about rack safety discusses the different types of inspections. It features the late ...
Rack Codes & StandardsRack Design & Installation

Supplemental Calculations For Pallet Rack Design Engineers Illustrate Use Of ...

When the newest version of the American National Standard for pallet rack—ANSI MH16.1-2021: Design, Testing, and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks—was released by the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), it included significant revisions to the calculation methodologies used by engineers ...
Rack Inspection & MaintenanceRack Repair & Reconfiguration

Nine Benefits Of Rack Repair Kits

Pallet rack damage happens, often due to an impact from a forklift as it transports a load through the facility. Upon identification of a damaged rack section the structure should be isolated, and a qualified, professional rack engineer should be ...
Rack Codes & StandardsRack Design & Installation

How Rotationally Rigid Connections Enhance Rack Stability In Seismic Events

Depending on where a warehouse or distribution center (DC) is located within the United States, the design and engineering of its industrial steel storage rack structures may be subject to seismic requirements. As outlined in RMI’s ANSI MH16.1: Specification for ...
Rack Design & InstallationRack Repair & Reconfiguration

Is It Okay To Cut Pallet Rack Uprights?

Sometimes a rack owner will decide to relocate an existing pallet rack structure to a different location within the same facility — only to discover that the new space has a lower ceiling height than the original site. If only ...
Rack Codes & StandardsRack Design & Installation

Use These Specifications To Ensure The Safest Stairway Design For ...

To access overhead work areas for picking—such as rack supported platforms, elevated work platforms, and pick modules—workers must climb one or more flights of stairs. Because these areas are above floor level, it is important to protect these associates from ...
Rack Codes & StandardsRack Design & Installation

How To Safely Access Pallets When Loading And Removing From ...

As more operations add pick modules, rack supported platforms, and elevated work platforms to increase the throughput and capacity of their picking zones, facility owners need to be aware of safety requirements for fall prevention measures that protect workers. These ...
Rack Codes & StandardsRack Design & Installation

Keep Workers At Floor Level Safe From Falling Objects With ...

Installed on elevated work platforms, pick module walkways, and rack supported platforms, kickplates (also called toe boards or toe guards) protect associates working at floor level from objects that may slide or fall off the structure overhead. These vertical plates ...
Rack Codes & StandardsRack Design & Installation

How Elevated Work Platform Guardrails Enhance Worker Safety

With warehouse and distribution center storage at a premium, many operations are looking up and maximizing the overhead space in their facilities to expand their picking and fulfillment capacity. By utilizing elevated work platforms, pick modules, or rack supported platforms, ...