Rack Inspection & Maintenance

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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 ...
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Best Practices For Rack Repair Column Splices

As one of the most exposed components of industrial steel storage rack, columns are particularly vulnerable to damage — frequently from a forklift or pallet load impact. When a damaged rack upright is discovered, the system owner must decide between ...
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Why A Bolted Repair Of Damaged Pallet Rack May Be ...

When damage to an industrial steel pallet rack system column or frame has been discovered, RMI’s publication “Guideline for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack – Version 2” suggests multiple options for repairing the damage. Among the ...
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Should A Damaged Rack Component Be Repaired Or Replaced?

Rack may become damaged. With forklift drivers maneuvering through industrial steel storage rack aisles with heavy pallet loads of product, it’s not unusual for the rack to be on the receiving end of an impact. But after a damaged rack ...
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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 ...