Cantilever Racking is used for storage of very long items such as carpet, timber, pipe, etc. It has an open front and therefore it’s easier to place and remove stock. One bay of Cantilever Racking consists of two uprights with horizontal arms attached by bolts at various levels. We have standard sizes and capacities in stock, but can custom make a solution for your particular situation.
Understanding Cantilever Racking Systems:
There a 5 main components used to make Cantilever Racking, these components are available in different lengths, heights, depths and are all important factors to consider when designing a system specially for your needs. It’s a bit technical so if you a bit unsure just call a United Racking Branch and lets us work out al the technical stuff for you.
(1) Uprights: This is the vertical section that will determine the height and maximum load capacity of your system.
(2) Bases: Also know as the “foot” these are the horizontal section at the base of the upright used to support the load, The depth of the base will also determine the length of arms you are able to use. For example, if your base is 900mm you can use the 600mm or 900mm Arms but if your base is only 600mm you will only be able to use the 600mm Arms. Bases are also available in a single or double design, single bases are for a one sided system (typically against a wall) whereas the double bases allow arms on the front and back of the Upright (like a Christmas tree)
(3) Arms: The length of the arm will determine how much load you can safely have on each level, the shorter the arm length the higher the load capacity, the longer the arm length the lower the load capacity. We have the common sizes in stock but if you have any special requirements just let us know and we can get it sorted for you.
(4) End Stoppers: These are small tubes that fit neatly into the end of the arms and stop stock from falling out the front, you don’t need them if your storing flat items like timber sheets but they are great if your storing tube or pipe.
(5) Bracing: The bracing is what holds the entire structure together and will determine how far apart your uprights will be. For example if your storing short length you may only want the uprights 1200mm apart whereas if you storing long items you may be able to space the uprights out further with a 1500mm brace.
We understand that many Cantilever Systems have special requirements and cant always be bought of the shelf. If you need a system specific to your needs give us a call or send us an email and we can design the perfect system for you. We can do anything, Hot Dip Galvanizing, Extra Long Arms or Heavy Load Capacities, anything is possable and we can get it sorted for you.
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