1) Rack Association
The Rack Manufacturers Institute, Inc. is an independent incorporated trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry. The membership of RMI is made up of companies which produce the preponderance of industrial storage racks.
2) Rack standards
Authoritative guides, or directives, used in the manufacture, sales and use of storage rack systems and components.
3) Rack supported building
A complete independent storage rack system which is the basic structural system of a building. A storage or warehouse facility in which storage rack functions as the structural support for the roof.
4) Reach truck
Industrial trucks equipped with a telescoping fork arrangement that permits the stacking of loads double deep. For storage depths greater than two, there is at least one example in Europe where the fork unit mechanically disengages from the mast allowing it to run into the rack on narrow rails under its own power which is derived from the truck via an umbilical cord. Applications like this can be considered a very special case of a drive-in type storage rack.
5) Reel racks
A storage rack configuration (one or more levels high) that is designed specifically to store reels of materials such as cable and cord. The reels are "cradled" in the rack.
Rack Manufacturers Institute, Inc. The Rack Manufacturers Institute, Inc. is an independent incorporated trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry. The membership of RMI is made up of companies which produce the preponderance of industrial storage racks. Rack Manufacturers Institute 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201 Charlotte, NC 28217 Phone: (704) 676-1190 Fax: (704) 676-1199 Jeff Woroniecki, Managing Director
7) R- Mark
In 1998, the members of the Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) voluntarily chose to cause conformance to RMI 97 and any successor documents(s) to be a condition of membership in the Association.
In 1999, the members of RMI agreed to a certification process administered through a panel of independent Registered Professional Engineers. Certification requires the submitter to demonstrate a working knowledge of RMI 97 including delivering evidence of various physical tests needed to compute frame and beam 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 Licensed Professional Engineer along side of his/her PE seal.
The process is open to all rack manufacturers. RMI encourages specifiers and users of Industrial Steel Storage Rack to consider the value of R-Mark certification when applying racking solutions.