All posts tagged RMI

Key Safety Considerations For Outdoor Storage Racking

By MHI Industry Group, RMI (Rack Manufactures Institute) 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 […]

Protect Racks From Forklift Impacts With Variety Of Accessories

By MHI Industry Group, RMI (Rack Manufactures Institute) 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 […]

Safe Spacing Matters: Pallet Load Clearance Recommendations For Storage Rack

By MHI Industry Group, RMI (Rack Manufactures Institute) To minimize the risk of a pallet load and/or handling equipment colliding with a rack column or another load—creating an unsafe situation—storage rack design engineers incorporate a space allowance around the widest […]

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Why Does Pallet Rack Need To Be Straight And Plumb?

By MHI Industry Group, RMI (Rack Manufactures Institute) A pallet rack column that is leaning (out-of-plumb) or bowed (out-of-straight) beyond a certain point will have a significantly reduced capacity, making it unsafe and at risk of collapse. RMI defines the severity […]

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Mix Racking From Different Manufacturers At Your Own Risk

By MHI Industry Group, RMI (Rack Manufactures Institute) In many cases, rack collapses are caused by unsafe mixing and matching of incompatible components from different manufacturers (also known as “intermembering”). If a rack column or beam is damaged, an owner […]

RMI Rack Safety

RMI Rack Safety Episode 1: Selecting Your Rack System

This episode of RMI Rack Safety focuses on selecting your rack system. Rack systems are the backbones of modern warehouses, but without proper installation, use and repair, they can quickly turn into a safety hazard. Selecting a rack system is […]

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