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Why Was The R-Mark Created?

As a voluntary program for manufacturers of industrial steel storage racks and of welded wire rack decking, RMI’s R-Mark Certification helps to assure storage rack users that they have selected a product designed, engineered and made by a reputable supplier. ...
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Look Out Below! Rack Accessories To Prevent Product Falls

While one of the benefits to storing product on pallet rack is the increased inventory density achieved by using the overhead space of a facility, what goes up must come down. Although gravity may be an unstoppable force, the risk ...
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Protect Racks From Forklift Impacts With Variety Of Accessories

Storage racks designed to RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks provide excellent load-carrying properties, and will last for many years—or even decades—when properly assembled and maintained. Further, in environments where properly ...
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Key Safety Considerations For Outdoor Storage Racking

Sometimes it’s more convenient—or simply necessary—to store certain items or loads outside instead of inside the four walls of a facility. And—when properly designed, engineered, installed and maintained—outdoor industrial steel storage racks offer the same degree of safety and functionality ...
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Safe Spacing Matters: Pallet Load Clearance Recommendations For Storage Rack

To minimize the risk of a pallet load and/or handling equipment colliding with a rack column or another load—creating an unsafe situation—storage rack design engineers incorporate a space allowance around the widest part of the load envelope when calculating the ...
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Walking On Wire Mesh Rack Decking: Is It Safe?

Is it safe to walk on wire mesh rack decking? In a single word, the answer is “no.” Welded wire rack decking is not engineered for pedestrian use. Because decking often supports loads weighing thousands of pounds, warehouse associates at ...
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Pallet Beam Deflection: How Much Is Acceptable?

When the specifications for a pallet support beam are determined by a qualified rack design engineer, the maximum amount of deflection—or bowing—permissible is included in the calculations as noted in Section 5.3 of RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, ...
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Cantilevered Storage Rack Safety 101

Cantilevered rack structures are comprised primarily of a central, vertical column from which horizontal arms project perpendicularly on one or both sides, with no vertical column connecting the arms on the aisle face. Either free standing or top-tied, these racks ...
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Protecting Workers on Rack Supported Platforms, Pick Modules

To keep workers safe when picking items stored at levels above the facility floor—such as in pick modules or on shelving within rack supported platforms—guidelines are offered in RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial ...
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Why Horizontal Clearance Is Important In Seismic Rack Installations

When an earthquake happens, the ground moves. And, shortly thereafter, any vertical structures on top of the shaking ground move too. That includes both the walls and support columns of a warehouse, and the storage rack inside those structures. In ...