Are you constantly working around that bulky item that just doesn’t fit anywhere? Free up valuable warehouse storage or yard space and make picking stock fast and easy. Versatile cantilever racking is excellent for long or heavy loads such as pipes or timber, and items of varying length.
Why choose cantilever racking systems?
- Cantilever racking is highly customisable and allows easy access to products regardless of their shape and size. It comprises of horizontal load carrying arms extending from vertical columns, which means there are no vertical uprights in the way when to worry about.
- Cantilever racking can be designed to virtually any length and is available in both powder-coated or hot-dipped galvanised steel for outdoor storage solutions.
- Cantilever Racking is made up of four components: upright columns, a base, arms and brace sets. All of these components can vary in size. When designing your cantilever racking system it is important to concentrate on what you plan to store on them. Specifically, the weight, length, depth and width of the products. The team at PRS is able to design your racking solution for you and free up warehouse storage space, but here are some factors to consider:
Length of Arms
The depth of the load should never exceed the length of the cantilever racking arm. For example, timber sheets that are 1 metre wide need at least a 1 metre arm supporting them. In addition, the capacity of an arm to hold a certain weight is greatly reduced if the arm is loaded incorrectly.
Spacing and number of arms
Your products must be placed over enough cantilever arms to prevent load deflection. Damage may occur to your products and to the cantilever arms if deflection occurs. A good rule of thumb is to overhang your product by approximately half the distance that the cantilever arms have been separated.
Importantly, the spacing of the cantilever columns is crucial to achieving correct weight loading. Heavier loads will require additional columns.
Weight capacity of Cantilever arms & columns
The Upright Column and the arms of your cantilever system will have different safe weight load ratings and need to be considered separately. For example a column may have a 4000 Kg rating and each arm 1000 Kg. Loading 5 arms each with 900 Kgs may not impact the rating of the arms but will seriously overload the column. Likewise, the same column loaded with only 2 arms but with loads of 1200 Kgs on each will not compromise the column but may cause serious damage to the arms.
Pallet Racking Solutions is a proudly New Zealand owned and operated company providing complete storage solutions for businesses nationwide. If you’re looking for experienced storage advice, quality products, service and installation – our team’s here to help. Read more about our cantilever racking solutions here.
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