Tag: ANSI MH16.1

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How Height-To-Depth Ratio Contributes To Overall Storage Rack Stability

A key objective of safe rack design is to ensure the finished structure won’t topple over when subjected to horizontal forces such as an earthquake, forklift impact, or high wind. To significantly minimize this risk, Section 8.1 of RMI’s ANSI ...
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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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Don’t Miss RMI’s Two ProMatDX 2021 Education Seminars On Rack ...

At ProMatDX 2021, members of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) will present two separate education sessions covering the safe design and use of industrial steel storage rack. Open to all ProMatDX attendees free of charge, the two sessions will include ...
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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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RMI Requests Volunteers To Approve Updated Storage Rack Standard

The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) is proposing revisions to the American National Standard for industrial storage racks, ANSI MH16.1-2012(R2019), and requests volunteers to serve on an approval committee to review and approve the revised standard. Individuals interested in participating on ...
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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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Rack Safety, Design Pivotal In Growth Of MHI’s Oldest Industry ...

This article by Stephen Murdock originally appeared in the fourth quarter 2020 issue of MHI Solutions magazine and has been reprinted in its entirety with permission. The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), officially the oldest Industry Group in MHI, has seen ...
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Why You Shouldn’t Mix Rack Components From Different Manufacturers In ...

While rack columns and beams constructed by different manufacturers may appear similar, mixing components in the same structure — also sometimes called “intermembering” — is unsafe and not recommended. That’s because connecting incompatible rack components, which can erroneously occur as ...