Cantilever Racking Systems: What Should You Safely Store On Them?
A Cantilever rack is a specific type of warehouse storage system. It is mainly used to store Long Loads (sheet brass, pipes, sheet metal, profiles, and chipboards). Following a fully joint system, the Cantilever rack allows optimised picking for complex industrial store projects.
Main Features Of A Cantilever Rack
The design layout of a Cantilever rack system combines distinctly innovative solutions and easy assemblage. Protected against corrosion, the rack’s components such as the steel surface are degreased, phosphatised and then finished off with powder paint using computational electrostatic techniques.
As for features, the cantilever rack is built with arms and columns. With columns being cone-shaped, they are made of two rectangular open section profiles that are firmly fused together to create a close rigid section. These profiles are slotted every 76mm to link the arms uniformly. Connectors are “U” shaped units and thicker than that of the arm’s profile. The cone-shape of the column can vary according to choice.
What Kind Of Goods Can Be Stored In Cantilever Racks?
The Cantilever rack, being an extremely versatile tool, is engineered and built to handle the weights of various storing products. Some of which are long housing items such as freshly cut lumber or chunky wood from trees. Cantilevers are also used for heavy and bulky products like automobile cars, building materials, furniture and odd-shaped products such as elongated crates, PVC pipes, iron, steel trusses and much more.
Benefits Of Using Cantilever Racking Systems
1. Easy To Install And Configure
Due to its open design, it is easy to install the Cantilever racking system. The arms and height are naturally adjustable due to the absence of bulky shelves that you find in closed wardrobes and cupboards.
2. Cantilever Racks Are Space Saving
The Cantilever rack system allows you to stack products one on top of each other upon rows of columns and arms without any limit or restrictions. This way, there will be less clutter in your environment because the products are kept neatly on racks thereby promoting maximum space efficiency.
How To Safely Store Goods On A Cantilever?
Safety is critical in any warehousing, fabrication facility or industrial storage area. Some Cantilever racking systems are kept outdoors along with the ladders which expose it to cold or hot weather conditions and other risky elements. Accidents like: the ladder falling on a passerby is likely to happen. Hence, ensuring the structural integrity of the racks becomes essential. Listed below are several ways to have your Cantilever racking system in tip-top shape.
1. Frequent Inspection And Repair
Taking into account the heavy loads that the Cantilever can bear, it should be inspected regularly. A good starting point will be specifications and whether the size, shape and weight of your intended load is bearable. If the rack is weakening, send the product for inspection immediately. The arm, post or the base are prone to severe damage. Additionally, if the items are not fixed properly in the beginning, anchoring bolts may loosen up. It is recommended to remove items from damaged areas and until the entire rack is repaired, storing goods should be completely avoided.
2. Uniform Loading
The arms on each Cantilever column must be uniformly distributed because they are built for over-sized long loads and are supported by columns and arms on one-side only. Thus, a load sag or deflection is possible to occur when the loads are not sufficiently stiff between the arms. To reduce load sags, it is advised to add more arms for easy extraction and placement.
Contact Eastern Win Today
Whether you’re looking to replace your existing warehouse racking systems or want to utilise your warehouse facility with stronger Cantilever racking systems, Eastern Win, is the ideal solution for long load storages. Contact us today if you need any additional guidance on Cantilever racking systems.