Retail Rack Dictionary R

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  • Rack

    A system of beams and uprights which form heavy duty shelving for pallets and other product.

  • Rail

    L Rail e1344904369877(l-rail) A metal bracket in the shape of an “L” which attaches to an upright and an intermediate post (VPD) to segregate a bay with different size shelves. L-rails attach with two tabs at either end and require no hardware. Decking is placed on the L-rails to make a shelf.

  • Retainer Brackets

    Pipe Holder1 e1344988106553(fence retainer) An accessory which attaches over a beam and provides a stop for long length product that is stored horizontally on the shelf.

  • RMI

    Rack Manufacturers Institute. Membership assumes compliance with manufacturing and design to a strict set of standards. A set of standards is published and may be obtained by contacting the RMI.

  • Rockwell Readings

    A value determined by testing that rates the hardness of metals. A higher rockwell number indicates a higher surface hardness.

  • Row Spacer

    Row Spacer e1344988090316(rigid row spacer) A lateral tie from upright to upright in a back to back rack set up.

  • Run

    Run of Rack e1344988138775A row of rack. Multiple bays in a line.

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