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Tubular Pallet Rack Upright Frame Capacity Data

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Tubular Pallet Rack Upright Frame Capacity Data

For assistance with your rack capacities, contact Cisco-Eagle. We urge you to contact us if you are not completely certain about the needed capacity for your application. We also welcome your telephone calls to Customer Service.

Upright type denotes Steel King SK2000 racking.

Upright type denotes

Important notes about the above table:

The listed component capacities are based upon RMI 2008 Design Specifications. System compliance includes consideration of connections. The great array of potential beam and column combinations cannot be represented in a chart format. For verification of system compliance to RMI 2008, or conformance to other local or regional codes, please consult us.

  1. Maximum load per shelf on RTFAP & RTFBP is 7,500 lbs.
  2. Capacities based on interior usage.
  3. Capacities are for selective racks only.
  4. Capacities are applicable for non-seismic use. Consult us for seismic applications.
  5. All columns/posts must be anchored to an adequate concrete floor, as required by RMI code.
  6. Capacities are based on installation in a plumb condition.
  7. Capacities are total per upright frame, assuming equal loading on both posts.

    If any of the above conditions do not apply to your application, or if you are unsure if they apply, do not utilize this table. Consult with Cisco-Eagle for design information.

  8. Safety Factor = 1.8:1 per AISI 2005.
  9. Capacities are to be reduced to account for the weight of the rack system; deduct the weight of beams, frames, decking, and accessories.
  10. Other frame capacities are available for applications with large quantities; consult us.
  11. RMI 2008 recommends the use of optional accessories to reduce damage to frames. Items including column protectors, double columns, and guard rails are available.

How to Use This Table:

  1. Calculate the maximum load per bay; number of levels x load per level (supported levels only)
  2. Determine the maximum distance between levels, or the distance from the floor to the first beam level, whichever is greater. This dimension is the "vertical beam spacing" referred to above.
  3. Using the vertical beam spacing, as determined in Step 2, follow the appropriate row towards the right until you find a capacity equal to or greater than the capacity required, as determined in Step 1.
  4. You may wish to choose an even greater capacity upright, for additional abuse resistance.
  5. Verify the adequacy of your floor to support these loads.
  6. Please contact us for questions about high capacity or tricky applications. We can help you specify the correct upright for your load.

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