Cantilever rack systems from top manufacturers such as Jarke, Meco, Jaken, Hannibal, Cogan, Steel King, Bluff, Bull Dog, Spectrum and Modern Equipment.
Cantilever racks are the perfect solution for storing sheet and bar stock, furniture and pipe.
It is suited to industrial environments, and is frequently seen in outdoor
storage yards, with lumber, sheet steel and pipes are stored.
Cantilever Rack Components include the
Starter- A complete, stand alone cantilever rack
of 2 upright columns, a minimum of 2 arms, and one brace set
Add-On - An additional part of a cantilever rack consisting
of only 1 upright column, a minimum of 1 arm and a brace set
Single-Sided - Cantilever rack with arms for storage on one
side. Typically Single sided units are against the wall.
Double-Sided Cantilever rack - Cantilever rack with arms for
storage on both sides.
Double-Sided Upright Column - when selecting cantilever
rack, one must select either double sided uprights, which have
a base that goes in both directions, allowing storage on both
Single-Sided Upright Columns that have a base in one
direction only, allowing storage arms on one side only.
Brace Sets - Used to create even, consistent
spacing between upright columns. Can be as simple as a
single bar on a short cantilever rack.
Arms - This is what holds your
materials. Cantilever arms can be either straight, ideal
for lumber storage or sheet steel, or inclined to
prevent rolling, perfect for pipe storage or lumber
Lip - on the end of cantilever arms, the lip
is an optional piece on the end of cantilever arms that
Base - The base of a cantilever upright
column. It serves two purposes; First, it is the
bottom beam that supports the upright and second, it is the
bottom storage level of your cantilever.
Please see the bottom of this page for a more
complete cantilever rack selection guide.
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Cantilever racks are ideal for storing long, rigid materials such
as lumber, pipe, and bar stock. The racks can be front-loaded by
hand or with a fork truck or can be used as side pick racks in
space-conscious areas. This guide will help you through the
ordering process by providing basic information needed to select
How To Select your Cantilever Rack System
A cantilever rack is configured per bay and consists of three
general components: arms, columns, and brace sets.
1. Determine storage needs by taking into account the length,
depth, height and weight of the product being stored.
2. Arms: Choose arm style and length, along with the capacity
needed to support the load. Two arms (one on each side) create a
“level”. Divide the weight of the load per level by two (for
one bay) to give the individual arm capacity needed. (This assumes
that the load is supported sufficiently by two arms to prevent
3. Columns: Determine the number of arms needed per column side
and vertical space required. Adding up all of the individual arm
capacities and vertical space required will determine the height
and combined weight capacity needed for the two columns.
4. Brace: Determine brace set width. Take into account the length
of the pieces planned to be stored. Brace set widths will provide
center-to-center measurements of the arms installed on columns.
One brace set per bay is required.
1. Product to store: Pipes bundled at 8' long, 10" deep,
weighing 2,000 lbs.
2. Arm choice: 12"L, straight, with lip. Load weight is 2,000
lbs. Divide weight by two (one level) to obtain 1,000 lbs. per arm
3. Column choice: Assuming four levels of load are required, then
eight arms would be needed with vertical spacing of 18"
apart. Eight arms x 1,000 lbs. capacity per arm = 8,000 lbs.
Combined required column capacity (4,000 lbs. per column, single
sided) at 8' high would be needed.
4. Brace: 8'L load with two-arm (one bay) support would require a
4' wide brace set.
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