Cantilever racking, a question of length

Cantilever racking owes its name to the expression cantilever girder used in the construction industry, where only one of the ends of the girder is fixed to another structural member while the other end of the girder is free, that is to say, a cantilever.

In conventional metal racking, the side rails extend between two frames of the same module. This limits the maximum length of the load to be stored, which will be, at a maximum, the distance between the frames, that is to say, the width of a module.

Cantilever racking

It is in warehouses which work with long products, such as tubes, timber, construction materials, etc., that cantilever racking becomes the ideal solution. Due to its design, the length of the loads can extend beyond a simple module. Moreover, the easy access to each level enables long loads to be handled easily with forklifts.

The arms for the cantilever racking can be placed with different distances between them in accordance with what is needed, putting no limit on the length of the loads to be stored. This is especially important for products which could bend, where the cantilever arms must be placed closer together. In this way, although the products are stored for long periods of time, distortion is kept to a minimum.

Cantilever racking

Cantilever racking can be single (with arms only on one side, also called single-sided cantilever racking) or double (with arms on both sides, also called double-sided cantilever racking).

ATOX Storage Systems, with its wide range of metal racking, has extensive experience in the manufacturing of top quality cantilever racking. As a manufacturer of storage systems, they design and adapt cantilever racking to the specific needs of each warehouse.