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How A Material Handling Specialist Can Help Create The Safest ...

While some organizations have in-house expertise and can determine the specification requirements and layout for a new storage rack without outside assistance, others who lack this skillset should consider engaging a material handling specialist to assist with this process. This ...
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How Clearances Around Pallet Loads Affect Storage Rack Safety

When designing an industrial steel storage rack, a professional rack design engineer must not only take into consideration the size and shape of the loads, but also the amount of clearance — or empty space — around the load. Designs ...
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When A Floor Isn’t Just A Floor: Why Rack Safety ...

Not all concrete floors are created equal, and not every floor has been designed to withstand the effects of uniformly distributed or concentrated point loads that are applied to the slab when a storage rack is installed on the floor. ...
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Planning A New Storage Rack Project? Answer These Questions For ...

Thinking of installing a new industrial steel storage rack? Whether the structure is intended for an existing facility or a new building, it’s important to be prepared to answer a series of questions and provide detailed information to the professional ...
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How Point Loads And Uniformly Distributed Loads Affect Safe Rack ...

When placed in industrial steel storage racks, a uniformly distributed load is one whose weight is evenly spread over the entire surface of the rack’s beams or deck. Conversely, a point load is one with its weight significantly concentrated in ...
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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 ...