I was recently asked about resources for learning more about racking and other material handling solutions and it occurred to me that other customers might benefit from knowledge of the available resources as well.
The Material Handling Institute and the Rack Manufacturers Institute both have significant resources available for learning more about rack and other material handling systems and much of it is available online. Check them out:
RMI Frequently Asked Questions
This link provides excellent information from the manufacturers themselves. Be sure to scroll to the bottom and check out the links in the gray bar for expanded details.
Another excellent resource, even though it’s a bit basic. I’ve started you out on the rack fundamentals page but be sure to explore the other areas as well. You can learn about everything from AS/RS to Industrial Robots. Be sure and check out the Glossary too. It’s a great resource if you run into something you’re not familiar with.