Tag: RMI

Rack Design & InstallationRack Sustainability

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 ...
Rack Codes & StandardsRack Inspection & Maintenance

The Six Different Rack Safety Inspections Needed During A System’s ...

To ensure the safety and performance of a rack system, a series of six separate inspections is conducted throughout the system’s lifetime. An MHI Cast podcast recording about rack safety discusses the different types of inspections. It features the late ...
Rack Codes & StandardsRack Design & Installation

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

Picking Your Racking Partner

A little bit of homework can go a long way. As you embark on your new racking project, you’ll have many partner choices to sift through. Depending on your knowledge level going in, you may not interview all that many ...
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

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 Repair & Reconfiguration

Damaged Racks? What to Consider

Before taking any steps, perform due diligence with your approach to rack repair or replacement. When you purchase and install new racking, you aren’t really thinking ahead to the potential that it might get damaged. Reality is, however, that at ...
Rack Inspection & Maintenance

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

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 ...