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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 Design & Installation

Understanding Seismic Requirements

Before you install new racking, learn all you need about your region’s seismic activity and how that impacts your rack selections. When it comes to earthquakes, it’s easy to think that outside of California, they’re not much of a concern ...
Rack Design & Installation

Why You Should Consider Fire Protection Early in Rack Design

Designing a rack system involves planning with fire protection in mind. It’s an unfortunate fact that warehouse fires are a fairly common occurrence. In fact, data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reveals that there are somewhere on average ...
Rack Design & Installation

Not Your Father’s Steel Shelving: Today’s steel shelving options go ...

Every warehouse is aware of—and uses—basic, traditional steel shelving. A system of beams and uprights, for many years it was simply that—a place to store your pallet loads and that’s where it ended. Today, however, steel shelving is available in ...
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Identifying Your Used Racking

While used racking can be a bargain, it’s essential you understand its origins. If you’ve just moved into a brownfield facility, odds are you are getting more than its four walls—you’ve probably inherited its rack systems, as well. While that ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Adjusting Rack Levels

Initial rack configurations may not work for the long haul. Here’s how to make adjustments. No business stays static over a lifetime, and the same applies to its warehouses. The equipment in a given warehouse may also through changes over ...
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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 ...