Various Benefits Of Cantilever Racks
Cantilever racks are one of the racking system that had wide range of application for diversified storage and racking solutions. Cantilever racks are used for storing long, awkward loads that cannot be stored on traditional racking. Storage for long loads, such as timber, trusses, pipes or plywood, is a tricky business. There are not many available options to keep those kinds of items secure and accessible. The best options are floor stacking or cantilever racking.
Floor stacking takes up a significant footprint. You can only stack it so high so before you know it, you have piles littering your storage space yet no way to take advantage of the height of your warehouse or facility. Floor stacking is the lower cost option and requires less of an initial capital investment. But is the wasted space worth the saved money?
We in this article will discuss some of the uses of cantilever racks that are used for storage solutions in various Industrial storage solutions..
Some materials don’t fit neatly or effectively into pallet rack systems. Lumber and steel, for example, are often too long and awkward to fit on pallets, and may not have squared edges. Materials such as these are best stored using cantilever rack systems. Cantilever Rack Systems are ideal for storing long items in continuous runs in order to avoid left-to-right vertical uprights that interfere with the placement of the product on the shelf.
cantilever racking for holding long items like Pipes stored in warehouses: Cantilever racks are an ideal system for storing several different types of item and materials that often goes misunderstood in terms of usage and design. Primarily designed for longer, thinner items, cantilever racks offer many specific advantages and uses that regular shelving is hard-pressed to provide. If you’re wondering if cantilever racks are appropriate for your facility, here’s a few different ways to use them and the benefits they provide:
Storing Hard-to-Shelve Items: The design of cantilever shelving allows for the storage of longer, thinner items such as steel racks, beams, lengthy pieces of lumber, or even pre-packed furniture. While these pieces have traditionally proved difficult and cumbersome to store using traditional shelving and rack methods, the open design and overall length of cantilever racks is perfect for any tall, skinny items you need kept off the floor.
Easy Access and Flexibility: The design of a cantilever rack includes two smaller racks on either side of a lengthy i-beam with nothing directly above and no traditional ‘shelf’ to speak of. This more open design allows for much easier access, especially on the higher shelves with forklifts or similar equipment. In addition, the design allows for much more specific item placement and retrieval, meaning you can keep more SKUs and specific items on cantilever racks without worrying about them being buried behind other pallets of items you don’t need immediately.
Economical and Saves Time: Cantilever racks can help you both save effort and get things done more quickly. The design allows for easier item storage and handling, enabling workers to find parts they need more quickly or load them on the shelves far more easily than with other types of racks. The increased storage space they afford, both depth- and length-wise, also allows for more economic space usage by freeing up space in other areas and allowing for deeper storage to store more items.