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Sticker Shocker: Why Used Rack Is More Expensive Than You ...

Many warehouse and distribution center owners consider pallet storage rack to be a commodity; that is, all racks are created equal. Therefore, to save a few dollars, they might consider purchasing used pallet rack on the secondary market—because its less ...
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Not All Steel Is Created Equal: Why R-Mark Certification Matters

Steel is steel is steel—right? Wrong. And making that assumption when evaluating potential rack suppliers could lead to a system failure if the manufacturer uses a steel formulation that is not compatible with its production equipment. Reputable industrial steel storage ...
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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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The Importance Of Matching Pallets To Rack Type For Safe ...

Products arrive in warehouses and distribution centers on any number of pallet types these days: two-way entry, four-way entry, skids, slip-sheets, nine-block, and more. Some pallets are designed with multiple boards—or stringers—spanning the bottom surface; others have a foot in ...
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Soil Classification And Its Importance To Safe Seismic Rack Design

A soil classification is assigned to a location based on the characteristics of the types of soils present, including the ability of the soil to withstand the weight of the structures built on it. Therefore, it’s important to have this ...
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How To Safely Handle Multiple Pallet Sizes In Selective Rack

Not every operation handles the same load on the same pallet; some have multiple pallet and load sizes that need to be stored in the same industrial storage rack system. That’s why it’s important to share those details with the ...
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How Kickplates On Elevated Work Platforms Contribute To Worker Safety

Among the fall protection measures required for elevated work platforms, pick modules, or rack supported platforms—including guarding, stair handrails, and temporary access devices—kickplates are the one system that doesn’t protect associates working on the platform. Instead, they are often the ...
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Load Handling And Elevated Work Platforms: How To Ensure Safe ...

To replenish pallets of product picked by associates working in pick modules or on rack supported platforms, most facilities use forklifts to deliver the loads to a pallet drop zone at an aisle-side ledge. While guardrails are required by the ...
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The Basics Of Safe Guardrails For Elevated Work Platforms

To maximize the overhead space in their facilities, many operations utilize elevated work platforms, pick modules, or rack supported platforms upon which workers access stored items. Because they’re working above ground level, it’s important to integrate permanent fall protection—specifically guardrails—around ...
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Will Your Rack Design Require A Seismic Force Review?

It’s a common misconception that seismically designed rack is only found west of the continental divide. In fact, earthquake activity has been documented in multiple regions throughout the U.S., including the Midwest and Southeast. That’s why, depending on where within ...