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Best Practices For Double-Wide Bay Drive-In, Drive-Thru Pallet Rack Safety

Delivering high-density storage, dual-bay drive-in and drive-thru storage racking is used to hold multiple pallets of the same product type. These systems — engineered with double-width bay openings that enable two pallets to be loaded simultaneously — create even more ...
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Use Rack Load Capacity Plaques And LARC Drawings For A ...

To ensure a safer, and, therefore, more productive operation, owners of industrial steel storage racking are responsible for posting rack load capacity plaques in conspicuous locations, and should refer to the system manufacturer’s load application and rack configuration (LARC) drawings ...
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Base Plates And Anchors: The Foundation Of A Solid Rack ...

Without base plates (sometimes called foot plates) at the bottom of every rack column to provide a surface for anchor bolts to grip when drilled into the floor, industrial steel pallet racks would slide or fall over in the event ...
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Why Mixing Rack Components From Different Manufacturers Is A Bad ...

Pallet rack beams and columns from different manufacturers — while they may appear similar — in fact are not. Therefore, it is never a good idea to mix-and-match components from different racking systems within a single structure. The reason? Doing ...
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How An R-Mark Delivers Confidence In Rack Design

Owners of industrial steel storage racks bearing RMI’s R-Mark can be assured that the rack frame, beam, and decking capacities shown in a unique design’s load table were calculated in accordance with RMI’s ANSI MH16.1: Specification for the Design, Testing ...
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The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Rack Ownership

Whether you own an industrial steel storage rack system — or are considering investing in one — ownership comes with a variety of responsibilities. These include ensuring the structure is in compliance with applicable standards and properly maintained for the ...
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Rack Inspections 101: Guidelines Ensure Safety, Productivity

Conducting periodic rack inspections to verify that a facility’s industrial steel storage rack complies with applicable standards are not only recommended by RMI, they’re also the best way to ensure the safety and performance of the system. Both American National ...
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Why Loads Should Be Unitized Prior To Placement In Storage ...

Unitizing, or the act of aggregating one or more separate items (typically individual cases or products) into a single unit load, is typically done with a type of tie down to secure the load to the pallet prior to its ...
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Key Considerations For Drive-In Rack Design, Use

Ideal for maximizing the available cube within a facility, drive-in rack is designed and engineered for highly dense storage of multiple pallets of uniform product. Because it eliminates multiple travel paths and access aisles, drive-in rack can create additional pallet ...
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Sticker Shocker: Why Used Rack Is More Expensive Than You ...

Many warehouse and distribution center owners consider pallet storage rack to be a commodity; that is, all racks are created equal. Therefore, to save a few dollars, they might consider purchasing used pallet rack on the secondary market—because its less ...