Aisle Guide: A barrier used to direct or limit movement in an aisle.
Anchoring: Lagging or fastening methods, used to secure columns, beams and ties.
Base Plate: Pad used to support a column and transfer column load to floor or ground.
Beam Connection: Device used to fasten shelf beam to column, wall etc.
Bracing: Restrictive supports used to limit movement in racks, uprights, shelves etc.
Buckling: The failure or collapse of a column generally caused by an added force.
Decking: Solid or perforated material used on shelves, load beams, or walkways to support loads of variable sizes.
Deflection: Distortion of column beam, tie, ect.. caused by a load or force.
Impact: The striking of one object against another. A load striking a beam or rack member.
Industrial Steel Storage Rack: A series of steel supports or beams connected together to form an assembly used to store industrial goods or material.
Live Load: Load being moved in or out of a rack system. Pallet load as opposed to dead load or weight of actual rack members.
Pallet Clearance: Clearance or unused space at sides, rear, and above loaded pallet.
Plumbness: The closeness of an upright or column to being vertical.
Rack Beam: A horizontal load support member in a rack system.
Rack Column: A vertical load support member in a rack system. A post.
Retrieval Device: Any device or mechanism used to select and pick up stored material from a rack. May be a manually operated fork truck or a completely computer controlled mechanism.
Safety Factor: Extra capacity designed into a system to cover unusual or extra demands on the system.
Skid: Steel or wood, movable unit load.
Uniformly Distributed Load: A load, as on a shelf, or pair of load beams, supported by all, or nearly all of the shelf or beam supporting surfaces.
Upright Frame: The vertically supporting assembly in a rack system. Generally consisting of 2 or more columns tied together with bracing members.
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