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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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Integrating Automation And Pallet Racks? Follow These Design Recommendations For ...

As anyone who attended MHI’s MODEX 2024 this past March can attest, warehouses, distribution centers, and fulfillment operations increasingly incorporate automated equipment. Many also utilize industrial steel storage rack within their facilities. Depending on the application, automation and pallet 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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Key Takeaways From RMI’s MODEX 2024 Pallet Racking And Automation ...

While most warehousing and distribution facilities have industrial steel storage rack systems, far fewer have automated equipment. However, as workforce availability continues to be a challenge, operations are increasingly assessing automated solutions. “Pallet Racking Systems and Design for an Automated ...
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Robots and Rack Supported Platform Flooring: Key Factors For Deployment ...

Flexible and versatile, automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) transport loads and help warehouse and distribution center associates fill orders more efficiently. Due to ongoing workforce shortages in the face of growing throughput needs, more facilities are ...
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Smart Pallets And Racking: What Rack Owners Need To Know ...

Companies worldwide are increasingly implementing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies across assets, equipment, and machinery. Pallets, both plastic and wooden, are part of that trend. IoT-enabled pallets sport various sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, pressure, acceleration, and location. These tracking ...
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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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Mobile Automated Vehicles, Pallet Rack Selection, And Design

Advances in mobile automated vehicle technology is making the practicality of deploying them in warehouses and distribution centers more feasible. These solutions include autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), and self-driving forklifts. Indeed, forecasts predict the market for ...
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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 ...