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How Picker Ergonomics Is Improved By Utilizing Pallet Separators In ...

Engineered to hold multiple pallet loads in individual lanes pitched downward, high-density pallet flow (or “gravity flow”) rack is frequently used in case-picking operations. In these systems, full pallets of product are loaded from the back (or “charging”) end and ...
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Using Storage Rack Outside? Follow These Design And Use Best ...

Not every industrial steel storage rack installation is inside the four walls of a warehouse, distribution center or big box store. Instead, some racks are erected outside a building to store goods outside, frequently because of convenience or necessity. Like ...
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Safeguard Rack Columns Against Forklift Impacts With These Five Protective ...

To help protect rack columns from forklift and other vehicle impacts, there are a number of optional rack guard accessories that can be added to aisle-side or end-facing rack columns (or to the floor in front of them). Additionally, for ...
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The “Dos And Don’ts” Of Pushback Rack

Engineered to store pallet loads on both sides of an aisle, industrial pushback racking storage systems deliver cubic densities that are approximately 25% to 65% greater than selective racking. The systems are built with a series of nested carts that ...
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Jammed Pallet Flow System? Follow These Best Practices To Safely ...

Pallet hang-ups can happen in even the best maintained, properly loaded pallet flow rack system (also known as “gravity flow”). Jams can be caused by a variety of reasons, including a pallet that’s settled onto the tracks, debris in the ...
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How Pallets Contribute To The Safe Use Of Pushback Rack ...

As with the vast majority of industrial steel storage rack systems, last-in/first-out (LIFO) pushback racking systems are designed for use with specific pallet types, loads and rack configurations. Operators, therefore, should be trained to only load a pushback system with ...
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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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Minimize The Risk Of Load Beam Disengagement With Locking Devices

To reduce the chance of a load beam becoming disengaged from the storage rack structure, rack manufacturers typically include locking clips, pins and/or bolts. They secure the connection of the beams to the upright columns at every point of contact ...
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Can A Damaged Rack Be Repaired While Still Loaded?

Upon discovering that damage has occurred to industrial steel storage rack, the best practice is to immediately remove the structure from service and safely unload all stored pallet loads. This significantly reduces the risk of a collapse and the potential ...
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Why Column Base Plates Provide A Solid Foundation For Rack ...

When a damaged rack column is replaced or repaired, the state of the base plate (sometimes called foot plates) at the bottom of the column must also be assessed. Base plates are included at the bottom of every rack upright ...