Guide to Cantilever Racks

Cantilever racks can be assembled easily in different configurations with an assortment of components.  If one does not select the right configuration and components, additional capital will be required to further improve the rack system.  Some of the questions that must be considered when designing and ordering the cantilever rack system are:

        Will some or all of the the system be located against a wall or other obstruction?

        Will some or all of the the system be accessible from both sides?

        Do I need level arms for the rack?

        Do I need slanted arms for the rack?

        How heavy will be load on the rack?

Will some or all of the the system be located against a wall or other obstruction?  When the rack system is located against a wall or other obstruction, a single sided cantilever upright is usually employed.  These types of uprights are "L" shaped and are employ arms on only one side.

Will some or all of the the system be accessible from both sides? When the rack system is located where access is available from 2 sides, a double sided cantilever upright is often employed.  These types of uprights are shaped like an upside down "T" and can employ arms on two sides.

Do I need level arms for the rack?  Level arms are often used when the stored product will not roll or move easily.

Do I need slanted arms for the rack?  Level arms are often used when the stored product will roll or move easily.

How heavy will be load on the rack?  Ladders are usually made of painted steel, but some models are available in aluminum and stainless steel.  Painted steel ladders are less expensive, but must be protected from the elements.  Aluminum and stainless steel ladders are more expensive, but are rust resistant.

Contact us today and let one of our experts help you design a cantilever rack system that will work best for your application. 

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