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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 ...
Rack Design & Installation

Planning Your Rack System- Part 1

With myriad options to choose from, this explainer will help you zero in on the right system for your operations. Every distribution center and manufacturing operation relies on racking. While that’s a given, the various configurations and options of racking ...
Rack Design & Installation

Safely Storing High-Value Items: Your rack installation must hold up, ...

High-value items in the warehouse can take on many different looks and definitions. They could look like slow-moving items that must be ready at a moment’s notice, for instance. Think one of the many FEMA warehouses around the country, where ...
Rack Design & Installation

Static Vs. Pushback: Understanding which type of racking is right ...

It’s time to outfit a new, greenfield distribution center, or add/upgrade your existing brownfield facility. Key to the success is your racking, which means you have some factoring and decision making ahead. One of the most important decisions is which ...
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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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Load Plaques: Why Your Rack Installation Needs Them

When industrial steel storage rack installations have stamped and sealed engineering documents or load application and rack configuration (LARC) drawings, they should be kept on-site within the facility. These documents include critical details about the maximum safe capacity of the ...
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How Height-To-Depth Ratio Contributes To Overall Storage Rack Stability

A key objective of safe rack design is to ensure the finished structure won’t topple over when subjected to horizontal forces such as an earthquake, forklift impact, or high wind. To significantly minimize this risk, Section 8.1 of RMI’s ANSI ...
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The Basics Of Fire Suppression And Rack Design

According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated average of 1,210 fires in warehouses every year. These fires result in an annual average of $155 million in direct property damage, and ...
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Don’t Miss RMI’s Two ProMatDX 2021 Education Seminars On Rack ...

At ProMatDX 2021, members of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) will present two separate education sessions covering the safe design and use of industrial steel storage rack. Open to all ProMatDX attendees free of charge, the two sessions will include ...
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Adhere To Storage Rack Flue Space Requirements For Optimal Fire ...

The majority of new warehouses built today include overhead sprinkler systems installed close to the ceiling. These early-suppression/fast-response (ESFR) systems are designed to adhere to local building and fire codes’ requirements for adequate coverage in the event of a fire, ...