If traditional pallet racking doesn’t suit the needs of your business,
then there are plenty of other storage solutions available. One of the most
unusual styles of racking is cantilever, which is popular with plumbing
suppliers, timber merchants and industrial storage. Read on to find out more
about this style of rack storage.
What Is Cantilever?
Cantilever racks are a system of vertical columns, which are anchored at
their base. This load-bearing upright is fitted with adjustable arms that
create a kind of shelf for storage of long items. In a warehouse storage
system, multiple uprights can be connected with cross bracings to make a rack
variable in size.
Reach New Heights
Because of the simple design of cantilever racks – where a single
upright beam is anchored at the bottom – they can be built to extreme heights.
Horizontal bracings can connect multiple uprights together and add strength to
the tall structure. The extreme height that can be achieved makes cantilever
racks a great way to save valuable floor space and make optimal use of your
Unlike other styles of racking, cantilevers have no posts or columns
along the aisle so even more space is saved in this way, up to a 25% gain in
With no front uprights to affect access to your goods, cantilever
systems are able to store extra-long items or products that can’t be
palletised. This style is perfect for carpets, timber, pipes or steel, which is
tricky to store using traditional racking.
The open style of cantilever racking makes access very quick and simple,
which in turn makes handling faster for your workers. When using cantilever
handling equipment, the whole process is cheaper and faster, and the lack of
frontal uprights blocking access means you maintain complete selectivity.
Bear the Load
Cantilever racking is ideal for extra heavy items as the anchored base
makes it very structurally secure. Where other types of racking would be under
strain and pose a risk to your staff and products, cantilever holds tight and
bears the load.
For more information on cantilever racking or to make an enquiry, call
Storage Ideas now on 02 9731 7999 or visit our website contact page for more
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