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Pallet Rack Manufacturing Sustainability Drives Domestic Steel Sourcing Trends

Recognizing that being green is good for the planet and for the bottom line, U.S. manufacturers have increasingly been shifting their practices. This includes many members of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI). Several have implemented pallet rack manufacturing sustainability initiatives ...
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Supplemental Calculations For Pallet Rack Design Engineers Illustrate Use Of ...

When the newest version of the American National Standard for pallet rack—ANSI MH16.1-2021: Design, Testing, and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks—was released by the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), it included significant revisions to the calculation methodologies used by engineers ...
Rack Codes & Standards

Understanding the Role of Engineering in Your Racking Project

To ensure quality and clarity, the RMI’s R-Mark program is defining each role in the process. The RMI is currently in the process of revising its R-Mark certification process to version 2.0. While in the past the group certified a ...
Rack Design & Installation

The Ins and Outs of Pallet Rack Anchoring

Anchoring is required and essential. Here’s what you need to know. Your racking systems are the heart of your warehousing storage, and ensuring safe use is essential. In most cases, racking holds multiple tons of pallets, representing thousands upon thousands ...
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 ...