Rack Inspection & Maintenance

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Why Your Rack Installation Needs Load Beam Locking Devices

For the safety of the racking structure and the persons and machinery working in and around it, RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks calls for the installation of beam locking devices ...
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RMI Infographic Highlights Rack Safety With Tip Sheet

RMI’s new Rack Safety Infographic offers a quick, visual guide to best practices in industrial steel storage rack safety. Designed as an interactive PDF and intended for owners, facility managers and users of all types of storage rack, the document ...
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More Frequent Rack Inspections: Your New Year’s Resolution

Committing to regularly inspecting storage rack at routine intervals is key to ensuring the safety and performance of a racking system within a facility. But how often should those inspections be performed, and by whom? The answer to those questions ...
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Why Does Pallet Rack Need To Be Straight And Plumb?

A pallet rack column that is leaning (out-of-plumb) or bowed (out-of-straight) beyond a certain point will have a significantly reduced capacity, making it unsafe and at risk of collapse. RMI defines the severity of these two conditions as follows: Out-of-Plumb ...
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Repair The Rack System Versus Repair The Damaged Component

Rack systems’ appearance is deceptively simple. Uprights and beams form a framework that holds pallets with loads of product; to the casual observer, these systems don’t look overly complex. So if a rack component is damaged, it should just be ...
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Field Welding Versus Bolt Repair For Damaged Pallet Rack

Upon discovering and identifying that damage has occurred to a pallet rack column, frame or beam, in some cases the fastest and most affordable repair approach might appear to be field welding. That is, an on-site maintenance technician attempts to ...
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Three Things To Consider Before Repairing Damaged Pallet Rack

When damage to a pallet rack beam or column is identified, it is critical that all product stored within the system be removed and repairs made quickly to return the racking to its original safe condition. Before undertaking a repair, ...
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Why Are Load Capacity Plaques Important?

Regardless of when a steel storage rack installation was designed, commissioned and installed, the original stamped and sealed engineering documentation detailing the maximum safe rack capacity should be kept on-site within a facility. However, chances are that paperwork is likely ...