Cantilever racking systems for warehouses provide a method of maximizing space in a warehouse. The system depends on multiple cantilever arms to support the weight of uniquely sized products.
Cantilever racking is especially useful for items that don’t have a large depth footprint and don’t need to be stored on a pallet. Piping, tubing, furniture, building supplies, flooring, and rolls are some of the products ideally suited to be stored on cantilever racking.
Not all cantilever systems are created equal. Some are graded as light duty, while others are graded as heavy duty. There are also cantilever racks on mobile bases.
Light duty cantilever racks can usually hold up to 500 lbs. per arm. With this type of racking, there’s no need for a forklift or other equipment used in picking orders. Instead, these types of cantilever racks are best used when hand loading is required.
Some products that can be stored on light duty cantilever racks are lumber, aluminum extrusion, sheet metal, PVC tubing, light building materials, and cable rolls.
For heavier products such as large appliances, furniture, and heavy building materials, it’s essential to use a medium or heavy duty cantilever racking system. The arms on these racking systems can support any weight between 700 and 1,000 lbs. for medium duty, and up to 6,000 lbs. for heavy duty cantilever racking.
Another benefit of cantilever racks is that they can be placed on mobile bases to allow them to slide across the warehouse floor when they need to be accessed.
The premise involves mounting the racks on tracks embedded in the floor. The racks can be “pushed together” or “pulled apart” when needed to be accessed. This allows the warehouse to maximize space when the cantilever racks aren’t being used.
Canadian Rack Technologies Inc. has two locations in the Greater Toronto area to fulfill all of your warehouse equipment, warehouse storage solution, and warehouse racking supply needs, including light duty cantilever racks, medium duty cantilever racks, and cantilever racks on mobile bases.