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RMI Announces R-Mark for Welded Wire Rack Decking

Certification for load bearing components is critical

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The Material Handling Industry of America recently announced that the RMI (Rack Manufacturers Institute) has certified several manufacturers of wire rack decking “R-Mark” compliant, meaning that these companies have conformed to the Institute’s testing and utilization standards.

What is R-mark?

The industry developed the latest and most comprehensive consensus documents ANSI MH16.1 – 2008 – Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks and MH26.2 – 2007  – Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Welded Wire Rack Decking. Members of RMI voluntarily choose to conform to ANSI MH16.1 – 2008 and MH26.2 – 2007 and any successor document(s).
The R-Mark Certification Process is administered through a panel of independent USA Registered Professional Engineers. It’s here to ensure that rack components can meet the industry’s rigorous process for certification and usage in warehousing applications.

The certification process

  • The manufacturer must demonstrate a working knowledge of ANSI MH16.1 – 2008 and ANSI MH26.2 – 2007 including delivering evidence of various physical tests needed to compute appropriate load tables
  • Upon satisfactory completion of the Certification Process, the submitter is awarded a license to apply a unique registered R-Mark to designs
  • The R-Mark is only applied by a USA Licensed Professional Engineer along side of his or her PE Seal

Cisco-Eagle’s inventory rack decking from Nashville Wire Products is R-mark certified. Contact us for questions about your rack project.
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Scott Stone is Cisco-Eagle's Vice President of Marketing with more than thirty years of experience in material handling, warehousing and industrial operations. His work is published in multiple industry journals an websites on a variety of warehousing topics. He writes about automation, warehousing, safety, manufacturing and other areas of concern for industrial operations and those who operate them.

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