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Will Your Rack Design Require A Seismic Force Review?

It’s a common misconception that seismically designed rack is only found west of the continental divide. In fact, earthquake activity has been documented in multiple regions throughout the U.S., including the Midwest and Southeast. That’s why, depending on where within ...
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Safety Specifications For Pick Module Stair Design

Associates working within pick modules or on rack supported platforms to retrieve items stored above the facility floor access those higher levels via stairways. Protecting those workers from falls is, therefore, of critical importance. For that reason, the safe design ...
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Understanding Rack Decking Capacity Ratings

Intended to provide additional support for items stored on a pallet, decking products—such as welded wire, cold-formed light gauge, bar grating, and structural lumber—are placed on industrial steel storage rack beams to span the distance between them. Because decking is ...
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Eight Ways Welded Wire Decking Enhances Storage Rack Safety

Fabricated of welded wire mesh with an integrated support structure of reinforcing channels or support wires, welded wire rack decking enhances the safety of personnel working in industrial steel storage rack aisles (when properly engineered, installed and used in accordance ...
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Learn How To Design The Optimal Rack System For Traditional ...

With traditional retail distribution relying on full pallet movement and/or picked cases, while e-commerce distribution is typically comprised of reserve, full pallet storage used to replenish a pick module or other each picking system, it stands to reason that each ...
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Why It’s Safest To Work With A Qualified Rack Engineer

Throughout RMI’s two published guidelines—Considerations for the Planning and Use of Industrial Steel Storage Racks and Guideline for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack—repeated references are made about the importance of using a qualified, experienced industrial steel ...
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Why Rack Systems Must Comply With Building Codes

Industrial steel storage rack owners are sometimes surprised to learn that the verification of the structure’s safety and design is governed by one or more local jurisdictions, such as state, county or local municipality. Additionally, this permitting and inspection process ...
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Three Ways To Protect Rack Column Anchors From Forklift Damage

As a safeguard against the industrial steel storage rack falling down, anchor bolts are used to secure column base plates to the facility floor. Critical to the structural integrity of the rack, the anchors prevent the rack uprights from sliding ...
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American Welding Society Standards: Why They’re Critical To Rack Safety

Whether an industrial steel storage rack is comprised of structural or roll-formed steel components, the welds created in their fabrication are critical to the system’s safe and reliable performance. That’s because a variety of conditions could increase the risk of ...
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Where To Safely Tie-Off When Installing Storage Rack

To keep installers safe when working in an elevated position of six feet or more when assembling an industrial steel storage rack, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has specific requirements for the usage of personal fall protection systems. ...