Tag: Industrial Steel Storage Racks

Rack Design & Installation

Not Your Father’s Steel Shelving: Today’s steel shelving options go ...

Every warehouse is aware of—and uses—basic, traditional steel shelving. A system of beams and uprights, for many years it was simply that—a place to store your pallet loads and that’s where it ended. Today, however, steel shelving is available in ...
Rack Codes & Standards

Identifying Your Used Racking

While used racking can be a bargain, it’s essential you understand its origins. If you’ve just moved into a brownfield facility, odds are you are getting more than its four walls—you’ve probably inherited its rack systems, as well. While that ...
Rack Design & Installation

Planning Your Rack System—Part Two: Drilling down into specific rack ...

In part one of our post “Planning Your Rack System,” we explained the basic differences in racking materials, density versus selectivity, and more. In this post, we’ll explain more about the various racking configurations and how each might work in ...
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Load Capacity Requirements in the new RMI Storage Rack Standard ...

The revised American National Standard for storage rack, ANSI MH16-1-2021, published by the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), includes new requirements for calculating the load capacity for a pallet rack application. The previous standard, published in 2012, calculated capacities using only ...
Rack Inspection & Maintenance

New Employee Training: The Basics of Loading and Unloading Your ...

When you bring in new hires, essential training includes rack loading/unloading safety. Working in the material handling industry brings with it plenty of safety risks. In fact, in the warehouse, one in 20 employees is injured every year, according to ...
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Pairing Pallets and Racking

Before making any rack purchase, it’s important to understand the type and condition of your pallets. You’ve got a big investment in your racking system, so you want to get it right. One of the biggest considerations when choosing your ...
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Retrofitting Racks for Individualized Picking

The nature of picking is changing and your operations may need to change with it. With the explosion of ecommerce over the past few years, warehouses that were not set up for picking eaches must find configurations that allow picking ...
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Planning and Using Industrial Steel Storage Racks: What you need ...

As the state of warehousing and distribution evolves, so too does the equipment that supports operations. To keep up with those changes, the MHI’s Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) has compiled an updated guide on considerations for the planning and use ...
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Nine Benefits Of Rack Repair Kits

Pallet rack damage happens, often due to an impact from a forklift as it transports a load through the facility. Upon identification of a damaged rack section the structure should be isolated, and a qualified, professional rack engineer should be ...
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How Picker Ergonomics Is Improved By Utilizing Pallet Separators In ...

Engineered to hold multiple pallet loads in individual lanes pitched downward, high-density pallet flow (or “gravity flow”) rack is frequently used in case-picking operations. In these systems, full pallets of product are loaded from the back (or “charging”) end and ...