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What’s The Difference Between Pick Modules And Rack Supported Platforms?

Many warehouses today have a goal of doing all they can in their existing space — a sometimes difficult objective in an era of rapid expansion. In most cases, this comes down to maximizing their facility’s cube, either for increased ...
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New Employee Training: Teaching The Basics Of Rack Safety

According to 2021 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average rate of recorded injuries among warehousing employees was 5.5 for every 100 full-time workers. That represented an increase of 23% (122,700 cases) of days away from ...
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Learn The Basics Of How To Specify Pallet Rack

Regardless of the type of industrial steel storage rack you’re shopping for—selective, drive-in, pushback, pallet flow, cantilevered, drive-thru, dual-bay, work platforms and any other related system—you’ll need to provide several important details to the rack manufacturer. Section 2 of RMI’s ...
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Where To Find New Rack Safety Products At ProMat 2023

With more than 1,000 exhibitors, you may be wondering where to find new rack safety products at ProMat 2023? Check out exhibits from members of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) and members of the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA). Their ...
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Two Educational Sessions Focus On Warehouse Rack Safety At ProMat ...

Looking for insights into the safe design and utilization of industrial steel storage rack? Look no further than ProMat 2023, where members of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) will present separate education sessions exploring these topics. Open to all ProMat ...
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Protective Guarding For Pallet Rack Safeguards Against System Damage, Personnel ...

Designed and engineered to be structurally sound and safely support specific pallet loads, industrial steel storage racks can still be vulnerable to impacts from forklift trucks or other moving equipment. Further, unpalletized product falling from upper levels can pose a ...
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The Six Different Rack Safety Inspections Needed During A System’s ...

To ensure the safety and performance of a rack system, a series of six separate inspections is conducted throughout the system’s lifetime. An MHI Cast podcast recording about rack safety discusses the different types of inspections. It features the late ...
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Supplemental Calculations For Pallet Rack Design Engineers Illustrate Use Of ...

When the newest version of the American National Standard for pallet rack—ANSI MH16.1-2021: Design, Testing, and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks—was released by the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), it included significant revisions to the calculation methodologies used by engineers ...
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Understanding the Role of Engineering in Your Racking Project

To ensure quality and clarity, the RMI’s R-Mark program is defining each role in the process. The RMI is currently in the process of revising its R-Mark certification process to version 2.0. While in the past the group certified a ...
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High-Pile Storage Fire Protection

Fire codes can be tricky from one situation to the next. Here’s what you need to understand about fire protection for high-pile storage. Fire protection in the warehouse is non-negotiable and essential. But fire codes evolve over time, and in ...