Tag: Industrial Steel Storage Racks

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Understanding Rack Decking Capacity Ratings

Intended to provide additional support for items stored on a pallet, decking products—such as welded wire, cold-formed light gauge, bar grating, and structural lumber—are placed on industrial steel storage rack beams to span the distance between them. Because decking is ...
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Eight Ways Welded Wire Decking Enhances Storage Rack Safety

Fabricated of welded wire mesh with an integrated support structure of reinforcing channels or support wires, welded wire rack decking enhances the safety of personnel working in industrial steel storage rack aisles (when properly engineered, installed and used in accordance ...
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Rack Repair Kits: What You Need To Know

When a damaged rack section is assessed by a qualified, professional rack engineer, it may be determined that a repair can be completed with a rack repair kit as opposed to field welding. That’s because, as outlined in Appendix 1 ...
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Nine Things To Look At During A Rack System Inspection

Committing to regular, routine inspections of industrial steel storage racking is a key measure toward ensuring the safety and performance of a rack structure. To help rack owners and facility operators perform such inspections, RMI’s recent ProMat 2019 presentation, “Storage ...
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How Often Should Your Rack System Be Inspected? A Checklist ...

To ensure the safety and performance of a racking system, it’s important to regularly inspect industrial storage rack at routine intervals. But what exactly is the optimal inspection frequency in a given facility, considering that racks are designed to accommodate ...
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Rack Inspections: An Overview

Among the many best practices to ensure the safety of industrial steel storage rack systems and the workers around it, inspections are among the most critical. Indeed, there are several kinds of rack inspections, including: Inspections Required By Building Codes: ...
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The Basics Of Storage Rack Safety Detailed In RMI’s ProMat ...

At ProMat 2019, held this past April in Chicago, members of RMI presented a free, on-floor seminar to attendees. Entitled “Storage Rack Safety 101,” the 35-minute session’s slides and audio were recorded for those who were unable to attend, or ...
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Learn How To Design The Optimal Rack System For Traditional ...

With traditional retail distribution relying on full pallet movement and/or picked cases, while e-commerce distribution is typically comprised of reserve, full pallet storage used to replenish a pick module or other each picking system, it stands to reason that each ...
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Ensure Rack Safety By Using A Professional For Post-Installation Inspections

Although day-to-day routine inspections of storage rack should be conducted by facility owners and employees to identify damaged areas—regardless of the severity—it’s also a good practice to engage an independent professional rack engineer to review the system. These professional reviews ...
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Why It’s Safest To Work With A Qualified Rack Engineer

Throughout RMI’s two published guidelines—Considerations for the Planning and Use of Industrial Steel Storage Racks and Guideline for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack—repeated references are made about the importance of using a qualified, experienced industrial steel ...