A/G - What Is Cantilever Racking?

  • Cantilever Rack: An Economical Choice

    Maintaining a warehouse is expensive, so warehouse managers must do everything they can to ensure the warehouse operates efficiently.

    One of the first considerations of warehouse space is the best way to store the products inside, including what type of pallet rack to buy. Every item in the warehouse should be easy to arrange, locate, and obtain. Boxes are relatively simple to store since they are stable on a variety of surfaces. However, if you’re dealing with long, cumbersome items, cantilever rack is usually the best choice.

    Does your warehouse stock sheets of metal or planks of wood? How about plumbing pipes or mattresses? Many companies have successfully opted for cantilever rack to store their oddly shaped merchandise. Some cantilever racks are constructed especially for a certain type of merchandise, for example, furniture cantilever racks.

    The “Christmas tree” theory behind cantilever rack is what makes it so appealing. There are three main parts to the cantilever rack concept:

    • Uprights: vertical columns in the back that are bolted to a base
    • Arms: strong “limbs” extending out from the uprights
    • Braces: the hardware holding the arms, uprights, and base together

    Using these three components, the cantilever rack is able to hold a heavy load without any front column at all. The front of cantilever rack is left completely open, resulting in these cantilever rack advantages:

    • Easy, fast loading and unloading
    • Every storage slot is immediately visible and accessible
    • Any type of load can be stored, from rolls of carpet to boxes
    • Stores more items in a smaller space
    • Gives you more handling clearance
    • It’s open to accommodate sprinkler systems
    • Reduces employee injury and product damage
    • You’re able to add arms and uprights as needed

    Cantilever rack is one of A&A Surplus Inc.’s specialties. Call us at 1-800-826-5326 and our material handling experts will advise you on which pallet rack option is best for your warehouse.

    New and Used Pallet Rack and Industrial Shelving for Increased Productivity and Organization of Warehouses and Facilities Nationwide

    With multiple locations of new and used pallet rack, A&A Surplus Inc. is sure to have what you are looking for at the price you need it. A&A Surplus Inc.’s used pallet rack is inspected to ensure quality and reliability. When you purchase used pallet rack from A&A Surplus, you can rest assured that you are getting quality pallet rack at a great value.

    A&A Surplus offers different styles of new and used pallet rack including, structural, roll formed, push back, and much more. Our used cantilever rack is perfect for holding all your hard-to-store items, such as pipes and lumber, while our used metal shelving is especially affordable and environmentally friendly. To make the most of your space and keep items off the floor, A&A Surplus Inc. also offers wall mounted shelving, which can be custom fit to your needs.

    A&A Surplus Inc.’s new and used wire shelving is perfect for light storage. This type of shelving makes any space appear larger by letting light pass through the wire. Plus, if you ever have a fire, wire shelving lets the water through rather than blocking it, allowing the water to mitigate the effects of the flames.

    A&A Surplus Inc. also offers drive-in pallet rack, new and used, for your heavier-duty storage needs. Perfect for large warehouses, drive-in pallet rack, as the name suggests, allows you to drive a forklift or other machinery through it so you can move and maneuver heavier items.

    Regardless of the type of new or used pallet rack you choose from our wide selection, you’re sure to be impressed with the quality and lasting integrity of all of our products. Call A&A Surplus Inc. today for the best prices, products, and services.