Cantilever is defined as “a beam anchored at one end only”. The load is held by the arm which transfers the load to the supporting upright beam/base.
Cantilever Rack Applications: Cantilever racking is primarily used for storage of bulky, oversized, long loads such as timber, plasterboard, steel trusses & piping, PVC carpet.
Uprights – Uprights are the vertical beam that supports the arms.
Base – The uprights connect directly into the base most commonly bolted, providing the stability and support for the uprights to bear the load.
Arms – Cantilever Racking arms are the horizontal beams that support the load when stored. They can be set at different heights depending on storage requirements.
Bracing – Consists of Horizontal and Diagonal Braces that connect to and support the uprights, creating strength and rigidity.
Cantilever Racking Layouts: Cantilever racking can be either Single or Doubled sided depending on whether it is to be located against a wall or in aisles.
When it comes to storage for long loads it often comes down to only two options: floor stacking or cantilever racking. With floor stacking capital investment is lower but efficiency and actual storage capacity is also very low.
Cantilever racking requires considerable investment in capital and planning but can dramatically improve warehouse productivity and handling times while increasing storage capacity dramatically.
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