Tag: Rack Beam

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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 ...
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Making A Tight Beam-To-Column Connection

To ensure that a pallet rack beam does not separate from an upright rack column as a result of either an impact or seismic event, RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks ...
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Protect Racks From Forklift Impacts With Variety Of Accessories

Storage racks designed to RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks provide excellent load-carrying properties, and will last for many years—or even decades—when properly assembled and maintained. Further, in environments where properly ...
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Pallet Beam Deflection: How Much Is Acceptable?

When the specifications for a pallet support beam are determined by a qualified rack design engineer, the maximum amount of deflection—or bowing—permissible is included in the calculations as noted in Section 5.3 of RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, ...
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Why Are There Two R-Mark Certifications, One For Rack And ...

Offered as two separate certifications to manufacturers of industrial steel storage racks and of welded wire rack decking, RMI’s R-Mark assures storage rack users that the rack frame, beam and decking capacities shown in a unique design’s load table were ...
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Why Your Rack Installation Needs Load Beam Locking Devices

For the safety of the racking structure and the persons and machinery working in and around it, RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks calls for the installation of beam locking devices ...
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What Is An R-Mark Certification And Why Is It Important?

RMI’s R-Mark Certification is a voluntary program for manufacturers of industrial steel storage racks and of welded wire rack decking. Certification assures storage rack users that the rack frame, beam and decking capacities shown in a unique design’s load table ...
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Why Are Load Capacity Plaques Important?

Regardless of when a steel storage rack installation was designed, commissioned and installed, the original stamped and sealed engineering documentation detailing the maximum safe rack capacity should be kept on-site within a facility. However, chances are that paperwork is likely ...