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Cantilever racks are storage systems that are designed for the storage of long, oversized, or bulky materials. These materials include steel trusses, plasterboard, piping, and PVC carpet. A cantilever rack does not offer any vertical obstruction in the storage area. Cantilever racks consist of arms that attach to the uprights for providing the support structure to store items. For additional stability, sway braces may be put between the uprights. Read More…

Cantilever Racks Cantilever racks are a type of storage rack that anticipates flexible future needs. A cantilever is defined as any rigid structure whose horizontal supports extend well beyond its vertical supports. They do not have any vertical obstructions and consequently are ideal for storing long, oversized items.
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North East, PA  |  866-479-7225

Ridg-U-Rak produces more than 100 million pounds of pallet rack, high density storage rack and specialized rack systems annually. A customer-centric, full-service pallet rack producer with over 400,000 square feet of production and warehouse space, Ridg-U-Rak offers engineering, design, project management and installation services that meet your pallet rack needs on time and on budget.

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Ridg-U-Rak®, Inc. $$$

Stevens Point, WI  |  800-826-0203

Steel King offers the industry’s widest selection of rack types, including roll-form and structural pallet racks, drive-in racks, gravity flow and push back storage systems, multi-level pick modules, automation integration, cantilever racks, portable racks, and custom shipping racks. Plus a full-line of guard rail and rack protection products. Full engineering staff and more than 200 standard Quick Ship products.

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Steel King Industries, Inc. $$$

Rancho Cucamonga, CA  |  800-404-RACK

Quality Material Handling (QMH) is a leading total solutions provider for boltless shelving, warehouse racking, storage systems, mezzanines, and dock equipment. With over 29 years of experience and an in-house fabrication facility, QMH designs and manufactures innovative custom solutions such as dock platforms and ramps that solve difficult loading and unloading challenges. We are a full-service warehouse solutions provider committed to doing things the right way.

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Quality Material Handling, Inc. $$$

Taylor, MI  |  800-348-7225

UNIRAK Storage Systems manufactures and supplies high-quality storage racks and related equipment and accessories. We take pride in the fact that we’ve been providing consistent value to our customers for decades. We are centrally located and provide impeccable service. Don’t take our word for it- call UNIRAK Storage Systems today for your storage rack needs. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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UNIRAK Storage Systems $$$

Denver, NC  |  800-438-5629

Husky Rack & Wire is a leading storage rack manufacturer that provides high-quality welded wire decks, pallet racks, security wire partition enclosures and warehouse racks. Husky Rack & Wire is committed to customer satisfaction and high-quality products. Visit our website today!

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Husky Rack & Wire $$$

Lauderdale Lakes, FL  |  954-205-4071

At A.I.T., our company is looking for more than just a sale. We want to forge a long-term relationship with our customers. We offer storage rack systems that are ergonomic, durable, and affordable. We take accountability very seriously, which is why our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure you receive the best storage racks for your business.

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A.I.T. Industrial Shelving Racks & Equipment $$$
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Depending on the inventory items, the arms of a cantilever system may be perfectly horizontal or inclined. Inclined arms are capable of keeping items secure when storing bar stock, PVC tubing, or other round objects. The arrangement of cantilever racks can be made in either single-sided or double-sided racking. They can either be arranged back-to-back forming aisles or they can be placed against the wall. Cantilever racks have an open-base design that increases forklift accessibility and they have adjustable arms. Depending on the configuration, height, and arm length chosen, a cantilever system is capable of supporting anywhere between 8800 and 34800 lbs.

Components of a Cantilever Rack

The components of a cantilever rack include:

Bases

These serve in the anchoring of the rack system with the floor. They also connect to the upright of the unit acting as the main component for stabilization.

Upright Columns

These connect to the base of the unit. They consist of holes that are used for connecting the cantilever arms and they are connected for the creation of storage levels. Uprights can be utilized in both single-sided and double-sided units.

Arms

These are connected to the upright column. Their use is to store the product.

Braces

Braces serve in the stabilization of the upright columns. They offer both horizontal and diagonal support.

Decking

There are options available for various applications. They function to provide a solid shelf level to the storage arms of the cantilever. Cantilever racks are also used in the storage of awkward loads or odd-sized materials.

Types of Cantilever Racks

The different types of cantilever racks include:

Structural Cantilever Racks

The components of a structural cantilever rack are composed of hot-rolled steel. The steel is either bolted or welded together by the manufacturer. Structural racks are stronger because they are constructed using heavy-gauge steel.

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As a result, their weight capacity is increased as compared to roll-formed racks. There are red steel cantilever racks made from structural-steel ‘’I’’ beams for improved strength and rigidity. They are available in either double-sided or single-sided configurations. Red steel cantilever racks are extremely versatile and permit easy access.

Roll-Formed Racks

These types of cantilever racks consist of components that are made from cold-rolled steel. Their construction is lighter than that of their structural counterparts. As a result, this provides reduced load capacities. However, roll-formed cantilever racks are still strong and their assembly and disassembly are easy. There are medium-duty and heavy-duty racks of this type that are durable and easy to install.

double sided cantilever pallet rack

Applications of Cantilever Racks

Cantilever racks are used for the storage of the following materials: furniture, building material, wood crates, bar stock, flake boards, aluminum sheets, lumber, variable-sized material, carpet and vinyl rolls, doors, tubing, drywall, bars, sheet steel, and electrical harnesses.

Benefits of Cantilever Racks

  • The design of cantilever racks can be virtual to any length
  • They are the most efficient way of storing flat and long materials
  • Cantilever racks can be customized to the type of product being stored
  • They can be made in such a way that they meet seismic requirements
  • They are capable of dramatically improving warehouse productivity
  • Their installation is relatively easy
  • Arms can be added to allow for the storage of all sizes and shapes
  • Cantilever racks have open-linear storage. In the storage level from uprights, they do not consist of any vertical uprights or breaks
  • They are capable of carrying heavy loads

Drawbacks of Cantilever Racks

  • They bring the opportunity for wasting the floor space in a warehouse when designed or employed with a conventional lift truck
  • They are not cost-effective and can cost twice or thrice a standard selective pallet rack
  • They are not efficient for the storage of pallets
  • In between every rack, they require an aisle space

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