Rack Codes & Standards

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Wire Rack Decking Safety 101

Placed on pallet rack beams, rack decking spans the distance between them. The decking, fabricated from welded wire mesh with a support structure of reinforcing channels (or support wires), provides added support to items stored on a pallet. It also ...
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Rack Beam Deflection Limits Specify The Maximum Permissible Amount Of ...

When a pallet load is placed on the load support beams in industrial steel storage rack, the beams will naturally deflect, or bow, under the load. Because of this, when a qualified rack design engineer determines the requirements for a ...
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Best Practices In The Safe Design And Use Of Cantilevered ...

To ensure the safe design, manufacture and installation of cantilevered rack systems, RMI publishes the ANSI MH16.3 Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Cantilevered Storage Racks. Designed and engineered to store very long loads — such ...
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Building Codes And Their Importance To Rack Design

In spite of being a standalone structure, the safety of an industrial steel storage rack’s design and installation is nearly always vetted by one or more local jurisdictions — including state, county, or local municipality. The reason? The International Code ...
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Thinking About Buying Used Rack? Consider These Factors Before Signing ...

There’s an extensive market for used pallet storage rack, typically made available because its former warehouse home has been shuttered or the system has been replaced. Although it’s true that used storage rack is often priced at a discount over ...
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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 ...