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Six Factors That Impact Pallet Rack Service Life

Generally speaking, industrial steel storage racks have a lengthy lifespan. Indeed, many rack installations are still in use several decades after commissioning. Some, however, don’t last nearly as long. For operations seeking to maximize the number of years a system ...
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Seismic Considerations For Rack Designs Explored In New RMI Video

Rack safety is critical regardless of a facility’s geographic location. However, depending on the potential for earthquakes in a given region — as well as local building codes — a safe industrial steel storage rack installation may require more stringent ...
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Examine These 9 Components During A Rack Safety Inspection

To ensure the safety and reliability of an industrial steel storage rack system, it is essential to perform routine inspections. These inspections, frequently conducted by warehouse employees or supervisors, are a visual assessment of the rack’s condition. To minimize the ...
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Key Elements Of An Effective Warehouse Rack Safety Program

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), in 2021 workers in warehousing and transportation experienced the highest injury rate involving days away from work. To reduce those numbers and keep their employees safer on the job, many companies are continuously ...
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Rack Installation Safety Requirements Detailed In RMI’s New Video

To ensure a safe workplace, it’s important to observe multiple precautions before, during, and after the implementation of a new industrial steel storage rack structure. However, facility owners and operations managers are often unfamiliar with these considerations. For that reason, ...
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How To Pick Industrial Storage Rack Decking

Decking is often part of the package when it comes to specifying and purchasing industrial steel storage racks. Getting it right is essential. That’s why the Storage Rack Decking Group, a subset of MHI’s Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), is available ...
Rack Design & Installation

How Semi-Automated Pallet Handling Systems Increase Storage Density, Throughput

Nearly every company that stores inventory struggled with supply chain disruptions during the pandemic. Many experienced out-of-stocks and backorders that lasted for months, resulting in unhappy customers. In response, warehouses and distribution centers that previously only held on to a ...
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Over-The-Dock Racking: Special Considerations For Busy Loading Zones

When it comes to optimizing space in a warehouse, distribution center, or production facility, safety should always be the top priority. One often overlooked area that can provide a cost-effective solution for the need for additional storage is above the ...
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People And Pallet Rack: Safety And Signage Best Practices

With more than 9.1 billion square feet of warehousing space in the U.S., pallet rack is everywhere. That pervasiveness, however, means that personnel could easily take its safety and reliability for granted. Therefore, owners and operators of warehouses and distribution ...
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Revised ANSI MH26.2 Industrial Storage Rack Decking Standard Released

The Storage Rack Decking Group, a subset of MHI Industry Group the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), recently revised its American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for storage rack decking. Storage rack decking rests on pallet rack beams to create a ...