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Stop Products, Pallets From Falling Off Racks With These Accessories

Storing pallets of product on industrial steel storage rack is a great way to increase inventory density. But storing products overhead also means there’s a risk that items — or pallets — might fall off the rack and potentially harm ...
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The Importance Of Horizontal Clearance In Seismic Storage Rack Installations

Everything moves when an earthquake occurs. That includes the ground, the walls and support columns within a warehouse or distribution center, and the storage rack systems installed inside those structures. To minimize the risk of injury to any persons working ...
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How Brace Panels Support Cantilevered Storage Rack Columns

Each cantilevered storage rack system is designed and engineered to match the requirements of the loads that will be placed and stored in it. Consisting of vertical columns from which horizontal arms project perpendicularly on one or both sides — ...
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Understanding End Caps: Why They Might Be Used On Cantilevered ...

Whether they’re constructed from roll-formed steel or structural steel, cantilevered storage rack incorporates central, vertical columns from which horizontal arms project perpendicularly on one or both sides. Because the ends of the arms and bases are exposed, an optional steel ...
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How Rack Guards Protect Racking From Damage Caused By Forklift ...

Impacts from forklift trucks or other moving equipment are a major cause of accidental damage to industrial steel storage racks. Such damage — which occurs most frequently to the portion of the columns below the first level of beams — ...
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Why Cantilevered Storage Rack Arms Are Designed To Match Load ...

Cantilevered storage rack features horizontal arms that project perpendicularly from vertical columns on one or both sides. Because they have no vertical columns connecting the arms on the aisle face, they are ideal for holding long loads, such as bar ...
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How Height-To-Depth Ratio Contributes To Overall Storage Rack Stability

A key objective of safe rack design is to ensure the finished structure won’t topple over when subjected to horizontal forces such as an earthquake, forklift impact, or high wind. To significantly minimize this risk, Section 8.1 of RMI’s ANSI ...
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The “Dos and Don’ts” Of Pallet Flow Rack

Whether you own a pallet flow rack system (also referred to as “gravity flow” rack), or are considering investing in one, ownership comes with a variety of responsibilities. These include ensuring that the structure complies with applicable standards and is ...
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The Importance Of Uniform Load Placement To Cantilevered Storage Rack ...

Designed and engineered to store very long loads — such as building materials including piping, lumber, or bar stock — cantilevered storage rack structures incorporate central, vertical columns from which horizontal arms project perpendicularly on one or both sides, with ...
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The Basics Of Fire Suppression And Rack Design

According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated average of 1,210 fires in warehouses every year. These fires result in an annual average of $155 million in direct property damage, and ...