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Basics Of Cantilever Racks

Cantilever racking or racks are the go-to option for the storage of items with unwieldy shapes, lengths, weight and sizes; these items usually include piping, steel bars, tubing and so on. Basically, cantilever racking are composed of bracers, uprights and arms and its specific design enables better access to the stored products regardless if they’re individual pieces or full cargos. Equipment as big as forklifts could take and place loads without a hitch. Besides that, clients simply love the fact that cantilever racking is expandable and adjustable depending on the storage requirements.

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Cantilever Uprights

Consists of horizontal bases and vertical columns, cantilever uprights are securely bolted to columns. In order to properly form a storage bay, you’ll need at least two uprights. Three inch centers are punched on every edge of the column to enable uprights of single and double sides; the choice heavily depends on the base’s size. The base come with holes used in anchoring it to the floor, take note that uprights should never be secured on columns, walls and other structures.

Cantilever Arms

The heart of the entire cantilever rack would be the arms and the success of the storage plan depends on it. The straight cantilever arms are ideal for storing items that are more stable like cartons, lumber, skids and steel sheets. Meanwhile, the inclined cantilever arms are for loads that have a tendency to roll or cylindrical items. Adjustments could be made on the three inch centers, on both the upper and lower area. Hair pin keepers enable quick adjustments and are easily removed and inserted for the height of the arms. Below are the brace sets available:

  • 2B Horizontal – made of six to ten inch uprights.
  • 3B Horizontal – designed for twelve inch uprights.
  • 4BX Horizontal –ideal for fifteen to twenty inch uprights.

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