Cantilever racks are a great solution for hmaterial handling and storing long, bulky materials such as lumber and PVC or metal pipes. They give you the advantage of much easier access for storage and retrieval, especially while using forklifts. Because of this, new or used cantilever racks are a popular solution for many businesses with heavy duty shelving or warehouse racking needs.
What are Cantilever Racks?
Cantilever racks are heavy storage racks designed to support massive loads of industrial materials such as lumber or metal piping.
Types of Cantilever Racks:
Structural cantilever racking is most utilized for medium-to-heavy shelving loads. Ideal for storing long and problematic loads such as: piping, aluminum sheets, or lumber. structural cantilever racks are made for industrial use. The steel components guarantee the racking system will be able to withstand enormous pressure by providing superior strength. This type of warehouse racking can be used both indoors and outdoors, withstanding abrasive weather conditions.
I-beams are made up of a steel composition that can hold up to multiple warehouse shelving levels. Typically known to hold up to 20,000 pounds, I-beams are secured with 5 bolted connections to the arms and columns. We offer various column and arm sizes that can best suit whatever load you may be storing.
Light duty cantilever racks are mainly used for hand loading inventory. These economical racks are used by employees who are manually loading your equipment or products without the use of a forklift for easy accessibility.
Components of New & Used Cantilever Racks:
The base anchors the cantilever rack system and supports the upright tower or column. The size of the base depends on arm size and rack capacity.
Columns (Verticals, Upright Towers):
Upright columns, verticals, or towers are mounted into the cantilever rack’s base to support the arms connected to the column. Height and capacity vary depending on the application demands.
The arms support the products stored on the cantilever racks. The numerous arms styles and capacities available make cantilever rack systems extremely customizable for any application. Arms are designed to support decking such as wire mesh decking, plywood platforms, or steel decking.
Bracing (Horizontal and Diagonal):
Cross bracing stabilizes the cantilever rack system. The lengths and widths are determined by the dimensions of the products to be stored as well as the system’s design.
Advantages of Cantilever Racks:
- Loading and unloading is quick and easy.
- Easily adjustable so they can handle many different load heights.
- Down-aisle density is much greater
- Allows you to store objects of different lengths in the same rack system.
- Can be customized to any height required for your warehouse.
- Easily converted from single-sided to double-sided.
New & Used Cantilever Racks Available
At Everything Warehouse, we have single-sided or double-sided cantilever racks in stock and ready for immediate shipment at unbelievably low prices. We provide quality heavy duty cantilever racks at an affordable price.
Call us with your rack system requirements for a custom quote. Toll-free 1.800.380.7816.