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Updated Methodology for Seismic and Stability Calculations in Rack Designs ...

Dedicated to continually improving the safety and performance of industrial steel storage racks, the members of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) routinely publish rack design standards. Among them is ANSI MH16.1-2023: Design, Testing, and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks, ...
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Review Storage Rack Safety Basics In Recording Of RMI’s MODEX ...

At MODEX 2024, members of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) shared “Pallet Rack Safety 101,” a 35-minute presentation. The session detailed why the safe use of an industrial storage rack system is key to warehouse productivity. For those who either ...
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Rack Guarding Protects Personnel and Products From Impacts

Installing industrial steel storage racks in a warehouse or distribution center is a significant investment. Therefore, it makes sense to protect the structure from accidental damage caused by forklifts or other moving equipment. Because impact damage occurs most frequently to ...
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Rack Design Best Practices For Food Storage

No two rack designs are alike. That statement is particularly true for warehouses and distribution centers handling food. For safe and efficient storage of perishables, shelf-ready, or frozen products, the design, layout, construction, and finish of pallet rack must meet ...
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Rack Safety Nets And Panels Stop Products From Falling, Part ...

As detailed in a previous post, rack netting and steel mesh containment panels mitigate the forces of gravity. Installed directly on the rack, these protective guarding solutions catch items that tumble from the upper levels of pallet rack. This reduces ...
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Rack Safety Nets And Panels Stop Products From Falling, Part ...

Industrial steel storage rack is a great solution for maximizing overhead usable space in warehouses and distribution centers. But, thanks to gravity, storing items above floor level increases the risk of products tumbling to the ground. In addition to inventory ...
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Six Factors That Impact Pallet Rack Service Life

Generally speaking, industrial steel storage racks have a lengthy lifespan. Indeed, many rack installations are still in use several decades after commissioning. Some, however, don’t last nearly as long. For operations seeking to maximize the number of years a system ...
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Seismic Considerations For Rack Designs Explored In New RMI Video

Rack safety is critical regardless of a facility’s geographic location. However, depending on the potential for earthquakes in a given region — as well as local building codes — a safe industrial steel storage rack installation may require more stringent ...
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Examine These 9 Components During A Rack Safety Inspection

To ensure the safety and reliability of an industrial steel storage rack system, it is essential to perform routine inspections. These inspections, frequently conducted by warehouse employees or supervisors, are a visual assessment of the rack’s condition. To minimize the ...
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Key Elements Of An Effective Warehouse Rack Safety Program

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), in 2021 workers in warehousing and transportation experienced the highest injury rate involving days away from work. To reduce those numbers and keep their employees safer on the job, many companies are continuously ...