Cantilever rack — is a specialized warehouse solution, designed for steel reinforcement, profile pipes, reels, long parts for cars or industrial vehicles, wooden materials, metal sheets, chipboard etc handling. The structural feature lays in lack of frontal uprights like ones in a pallet racks or shelving. Therefore there is no section width, which limits the dimensions of the goods, there's just the the width between the arms and the width of the rack itself.
The IMVOs' cantilever rack structure is very simple: base, which is connected with the upright, which is connected with other uprights by horizontal and X-bracing. The goods are loaded on the arms, mounted to the upright. The cantilever rack can be one sided and double-sided. Accordingly, the load is double on a double-sided rack, however its stability is higher because of better symmetric weight distribution and wider base. The base of the cantilever rack determines its dimensions because it cannot be shorter than the arms. For safe handling and rack stability the goods are placed on the base first, and then on the arms starting from lower levels to the top.
For choosing the best option of the cantilever rack the following data is required:
- height from the floor to hinged elements of the ceiling lamps, fire signalization and sprinklers);
- profile and length of the goods;
- load capacity per one arm;
- goods' stiffness (sagging);
- level height etc.
According to this data, we estimate the size of the rack, upright profile, base dimensions, arms angle and additional accessories. There can be different limiters installed on the arms to prevent goods from rolling or sliding down and to insure goods from accidental damage by a loader. For different type and weight goods, the light duty racks, middle and heavy duty and mobile cantilever racks can be applied.
The light duty cantilever racking is designed for long lightweight goods warehousing with comfortable handling. The special features are its density, lightness, modularity and disassembling ability. The light duty racking is mainly used in lightweight plastic, aluminum or wooden long profiles or sheets (plates) warehousing. For heavier goods the Middle and heavy duty cantilever racks are applied. For choosing best racking type for your industry feel free to contact us.
The cantilever racks can be made one sided for placing at the wall and double sided providing two side loading. The upright and the base are made of a square steel profile. The construction stability is provided by diagonal X-braces, bolted to the uprights. All the dimensions of the rack and arms can be tailored for every separate project and needs.
Medium and heavy duty cantilever racking is a warehouse solution for long goods handling. This type of racking is commonly used in machinery, building and engineering materials storage. Designed for pipes, profiles, lumber, double-T profiles, reels, rolled metal products, metal angles and others handling, heavy duty cantilever racks bear heavy loads of mostly big size metal goods.
A stable construction of the rack, obtained due to fastening with straight and x-bracing provides higher capacity. The base and the upright are made of a double-T profile. As well as pallet racking and shelving, the cantilever racks can be made one sided of double sided. There are also different types of arms and accessories options to offer. For choosing the best rack configuration option there are few issues to specify – goods dimensions, weight and maximum lifting capacity. Using additional accessories and elements the cantilever racks functionality can be extended.
Mobile pallet racking is a specific warehouse logistic solution, designed for long goods handling with maximum space saving. These goods require much more room for warehousing then packed or palletized goods. As the warehouse area becomes more rare and expensive resource the intensive logistic solutions with reaching maximum capacity benchmark become critical.
Mobile pallet racking on a driven mobile platform to provide dense warehousing and space saving, increasing the volume of goods to be warehoused to up to 80% by reducing the number of isles to one. The moving platform, bearing the racking, is driven by a motor on special rails, mounted to the floor.