Tag: Rack

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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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Roll Formed Versus Structural Racking: Key Differences

When it comes to designing, engineering and manufacturing pallet racks, RMI’s ANSI MH16.1-2012: Specification applies to both of the two main rack construction types: roll formed and structural. That’s because both are made of steel and both are more than ...
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Why Was The R-Mark Created?

As a voluntary program for manufacturers of industrial steel storage racks and of welded wire rack decking, RMI’s R-Mark Certification helps to assure storage rack users that they have selected a product designed, engineered and made by a reputable supplier. ...
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Look Out Below! Rack Accessories To Prevent Product Falls

While one of the benefits to storing product on pallet rack is the increased inventory density achieved by using the overhead space of a facility, what goes up must come down. Although gravity may be an unstoppable force, the risk ...
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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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Key Safety Considerations For Outdoor Storage Racking

Sometimes it’s more convenient—or simply necessary—to store certain items or loads outside instead of inside the four walls of a facility. And—when properly designed, engineered, installed and maintained—outdoor industrial steel storage racks offer the same degree of safety and functionality ...
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Walking On Wire Mesh Rack Decking: Is It Safe?

Is it safe to walk on wire mesh rack decking? In a single word, the answer is “no.” Welded wire rack decking is not engineered for pedestrian use. Because decking often supports loads weighing thousands of pounds, warehouse associates at ...
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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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Cantilevered Storage Rack Safety 101

Cantilevered rack structures are comprised primarily of a central, vertical column from which horizontal arms project perpendicularly on one or both sides, with no vertical column connecting the arms on the aisle face. Either free standing or top-tied, these racks ...