Tag: Industrial Storage Rack

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Updated Methodology for Seismic and Stability Calculations in Rack Designs ...

Dedicated to continually improving the safety and performance of industrial steel storage racks, the members of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) routinely publish rack design standards. Among them is ANSI MH16.1-2023: Design, Testing, and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks, ...
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Robots and Rack Supported Platform Flooring: Key Factors For Deployment ...

Flexible and versatile, automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) transport loads and help warehouse and distribution center associates fill orders more efficiently. Due to ongoing workforce shortages in the face of growing throughput needs, more facilities are ...
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Rack Guarding Protects Personnel and Products From Impacts

Installing industrial steel storage racks in a warehouse or distribution center is a significant investment. Therefore, it makes sense to protect the structure from accidental damage caused by forklifts or other moving equipment. Because impact damage occurs most frequently to ...
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Rack Design Best Practices For Food Storage

No two rack designs are alike. That statement is particularly true for warehouses and distribution centers handling food. For safe and efficient storage of perishables, shelf-ready, or frozen products, the design, layout, construction, and finish of pallet rack must meet ...
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Rack Safety Nets And Panels Stop Products From Falling, Part ...

As detailed in a previous post, rack netting and steel mesh containment panels mitigate the forces of gravity. Installed directly on the rack, these protective guarding solutions catch items that tumble from the upper levels of pallet rack. This reduces ...
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Rack Safety Nets And Panels Stop Products From Falling, Part ...

Industrial steel storage rack is a great solution for maximizing overhead usable space in warehouses and distribution centers. But, thanks to gravity, storing items above floor level increases the risk of products tumbling to the ground. In addition to inventory ...
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Key Factors To Consider When Designing A Warehouse Rack Layout

Whether equipping a new distribution center (DC) or outfitting an expansion to an existing warehouse, it’s critical to get the pallet rack layout right before product is loaded into it. An incorrect layout might impede access to inventory or hinder ...
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Compact Rack Solutions Increase Warehouse Capacity

Demand for additional warehouse space continues to rise. According to warehouse developer Prologis, “for every dollar of U.S. gross domestic product, at least 20% more logistics space is needed than was the case before the COVID-19 pandemic.” Prologis attributes this ...
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Answer These 4 Rack Specification Questions To Source Your Optimal ...

When planning for a new warehouse or distribution center, there are many factors to consider. Among them are the designated storage areas and different methodologies used to hold inventory. For operations looking to maximize the cube of their building, industrial ...
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Six Factors That Impact Pallet Rack Service Life

Generally speaking, industrial steel storage racks have a lengthy lifespan. Indeed, many rack installations are still in use several decades after commissioning. Some, however, don’t last nearly as long. For operations seeking to maximize the number of years a system ...