Rack Inspection & Maintenance

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Beware Of Leaning Or Bowed Pallet Rack Columns

While some column distortion may be acceptable in a loaded industrial steel pallet rack structure, if a column is leaning (out-of-plumb) or bowed (out-of-straight) beyond a certain point, its capacity will be significantly reduced. Those conditions are unsafe and increase ...
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Key Considerations For The Design And Use Of Dual-Bay Drive-In, ...

Designed and engineered for highly dense, two-at-a-time loading, unloading, and storage of pallets of uniform product, dual-bay drive-in and drive-thru storage racking maximizes the available cube of warehouse or distribution center. Because these systems minimize the number of aisles needed ...
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Best Practices For Double-Wide Bay Drive-In, Drive-Thru Pallet Rack Safety

Delivering high-density storage, dual-bay drive-in and drive-thru storage racking is used to hold multiple pallets of the same product type. These systems — engineered with double-width bay openings that enable two pallets to be loaded simultaneously — create even more ...
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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 ...
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Why Loads Should Be Unitized Prior To Placement In Storage ...

Unitizing, or the act of aggregating one or more separate items (typically individual cases or products) into a single unit load, is typically done with a type of tie down to secure the load to the pallet prior to its ...
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Why Pallet Quality Is Key To Safe Rack Utilization

Although industrial storage rack systems are specifically designed and engineered to support a given type of pallet and load, simply placing the approved pallet into a storage position isn’t enough to ensure the safety of the structure and facility personnel. ...
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Rack Repair Kits: What You Need To Know

When a damaged rack section is assessed by a qualified, professional rack engineer, it may be determined that a repair can be completed with a rack repair kit as opposed to field welding. That’s because, as outlined in Appendix 1 ...
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Nine Things To Look At During A Rack System Inspection

Committing to regular, routine inspections of industrial steel storage racking is a key measure toward ensuring the safety and performance of a rack structure. To help rack owners and facility operators perform such inspections, RMI’s recent ProMat 2019 presentation, “Storage ...
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How Often Should Your Rack System Be Inspected? A Checklist ...

To ensure the safety and performance of a racking system, it’s important to regularly inspect industrial storage rack at routine intervals. But what exactly is the optimal inspection frequency in a given facility, considering that racks are designed to accommodate ...