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Rack Repair Kits: What You Need To Know

When a damaged rack section is assessed by a qualified, professional rack engineer, it may be determined that a repair can be completed with a rack repair kit as opposed to field welding. That’s because, as outlined in Appendix 1 ...
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Nine Things To Look At During A Rack System Inspection

Committing to regular, routine inspections of industrial steel storage racking is a key measure toward ensuring the safety and performance of a rack structure. To help rack owners and facility operators perform such inspections, RMI’s recent ProMat 2019 presentation, “Storage ...
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How Often Should Your Rack System Be Inspected? A Checklist ...

To ensure the safety and performance of a racking system, it’s important to regularly inspect industrial storage rack at routine intervals. But what exactly is the optimal inspection frequency in a given facility, considering that racks are designed to accommodate ...
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Ensure Rack Safety By Using A Professional For Post-Installation Inspections

Although day-to-day routine inspections of storage rack should be conducted by facility owners and employees to identify damaged areas—regardless of the severity—it’s also a good practice to engage an independent professional rack engineer to review the system. These professional reviews ...
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Why It’s Safest To Work With A Qualified Rack Engineer

Throughout RMI’s two published guidelines—Considerations for the Planning and Use of Industrial Steel Storage Racks and Guideline for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack—repeated references are made about the importance of using a qualified, experienced industrial steel ...
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Why Are Pallets Important For Pushback System Safety?

Last-in/first-out (LIFO) pushback racking systems (like the vast majority of industrial steel storage rack systems) are designed for use with specific pallet types, loads and rack configurations. For that reason, it is critically important to ensure that operators only load ...
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Recommended Safety Practices For Case Picking Of Products Stored In ...

Because they support high-throughput order fulfillment of single product—typically fast movers—some operations utilize pushback racking storage systems as part of their picking process. In order to ensure that pickers are able to perform their assigned tasks safely when working with ...
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The Safest Way To Unjam A Pushback Rack System

Even though the wheeled carts in industrial pushback racking storage systems are designed to travel smoothly backward and forward from the point of pallet insertion and removal, jams can sometimes occur. Common causes of hang-ups include improper loading of pallets, ...
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Best Practices In Safe Operation Of Pushback Rack

Industrial pushback racking storage systems are engineered to store pallet loads on both sides of an aisle at higher cubic densities approximately 25% to 65% greater than selective racking. That’s because these systems are built with a series of nested ...
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Safe Approaches To Unjamming Pallet Flow Systems

Although its designed for the pallets stored within it to flow smoothly from the point of loading (also called “charging”) to the pick face, sometimes a jam occurs in pallet flow rack (also known as “gravity flow”). Whether it’s a ...