Tag: Pallet Rack

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Rack System Enhancements That Further Mitigate Forklift Impacts

A previous blog entry reviewed a selection of optional guarding accessories. These add-ons are applied at the time of installation—or as a later retrofit—to aisle-side or end-facing rack columns (or to the floor in front of them) to minimize the ...
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RMI Seminar At ProMat To Address Rack Safety In The ...

With the holiday shopping season officially starting a week ago on Black Friday (or—in some cases—a week or two prior, as retailers offered special discounts ahead of Thanksgiving to get a jump on the competition for consumers’ dollars), the popularity ...
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Hour-Long RMI Webinar Overviews Rack Safety 101

Several members of RMI recently hosted an online learning session to educate participants on the fundamentals of rack assembly, installation, operator training, inspections and maintenance. The “Rack Safety 101” webinar—available for free—highlights the best practices in industrial steel storage rack ...
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Learn More About Warehouse Fire Sprinkler Codes And How They ...

As RMI’s representative on the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 13 committee that’s tasked with the creation and revision of national standards specific to the safe design of sprinkler systems, member Gary Smith knows warehouse fire sprinkler codes. He shared ...
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Have Questions About Rack Design? Watch This RMI Educational Session

In a two-part presentation delivered by RMI during MODEX 2018, members shared insights about the current standards for the design, testing and utilization of industrial steel storage racks and answered multiple, common questions on the topic. Entitled “Rack Design: Resources ...
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Newest Racking Technologies And How To Pick The Safest Solution ...

During MODEX 2018, held this past April in Atlanta, members of RMI presented a free, on-floor seminar to attendees. Entitled “Considerations for the Planning and Use of Industrial Steel Storage Racks,” the 40-minute session’s slides and audio were recorded for ...
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Learn More About Rack Installation And Safety Inspections In RMI’s ...

The responsibility for safe industrial steel storage rack ownership and usage does not end at installation. Instead, it’s an ongoing process that includes several elements—including regular, routine inspections—to ensure a safe workplace. To help both potential and current end users ...
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Point Versus Uniformly Distributed Loads: Understand The Difference

When placing loads of equal weight in storage racks, it’s important to remember that all pallets or loads are not created equal. Some pallets are designed with multiple boards—or stringers—spanning the bottom surface; others have a foot in each corner. ...
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What’s Height-To-Depth Ratio, And Why Is It Important?

To significantly minimize the risk of a single row of standard steel storage rack from becoming unstable and overturning due to a seismic event, wind or forklift impact, Section 8.1 of RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and ...
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Don’t Forget To Check Permitting Requirements For Your Proposed Rack ...

Whether planning for a new rack system in a new location, or a new rack system in an existing location, the system cannot be installed until all applicable building codes have been satisfied. Further, a building permit must be issued ...