Facility Safety

Manufacturer’s beam tables are generally based on uniformly distributed loads. Both the capacity and the beam deflection will vary if the load is not uniformly distributed on the load shelf beams. While some degree of deflection is normal for a [read more...]

Rack Inspection Checklist

Posted on Jun 2, 2020
It’s a good idea to be in the habit of regularly visually inspecting your warehouse storage rack system. While it is also recommend to have a third-party rack inspection specialist periodically conduct a more through inspection, doing a visual inspection [read more...]
Whether you operate a warehouse or design the rack systems for them, a few small design or operational changes could mean the difference between a localized fire and a devastating loss or tragedy. The most effective way to reduce the [read more...]

Is It Safe to Buy Used Pallet Rack?

Posted on Jul 18, 2019
Buying used rack may be okay for straightforward use; but for complexity, longevity, expansion, or seismic issues, new rack is best. In the tough economy, many warehouse managers and owners are tempted to save a little by purchasing used pallet [read more...]
With lean manufacturing and innovative safety barrier use, Katecho boosts production by 130%, improves quality, and cuts labor in half Katecho, a Des Moines, IA-based contract manufacturer and OEM of medical and cosmetic devices, knew it was time to reinvent [read more...]