CANTILEVER RACKING

Cantilever Racking 

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Cantilever Racking is designed to store long and heavy loads safely and efficiently. This storage system has an open-fronted design which allows storing infinite and varying length items.

Wickens Cantilever uprights and bases are constructed from hot-rolled structural steel sections, which make them very robust and able to withstand the rigours of the most arduous industrial environments.

 

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS:

  • Timber
  • Sheet metal
  • Pipe, tube or bar
  • Jigs and tooling
  • Scrap vehicles
  • Concrete lintels
  • Worktops and laminates
  • Long boxed or stillaged goods
  • Extrusion

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • Bespoke design and specification to suit customers’ particular applications
  • Rack heights up to 12 metres
  • Arm loads up to 2.5 tonnes per arm
  • Arm lengths up to 2 metres
  • Vertical adjustment pitch of 150mm or bespoke to suit particular product height; we would normally recommend 150mm clearance between the product and the arm above it
  • Standard paint finish is Black, but other paint finishes are available on request. Racks can be Galvanised for external application
  • Every rack is supplied with all necessary fixings, 2x 3mm plastic shims per location for levelling and load labels
cantilever racking with canopies
cantilever racking
steel bars on cantilever racking
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Design

All products comply with current British and CE Marking Standards:

  • Steel sections selected based on performance vs cost
  • Minimum Safety Factor of 2.5 based on ultimate tensile strength
  • Arm deflection limited to 1/180th of length
  • Upright deflection limited to 1/120 of height or 50mm, whichever is less
  • Maximum allowable weld stress of 115N/mm2
  • Single or double sided options
  • Welded or bolted upright to base connection
  • Upright centres to suit the product – please note that load must be universally distributed (UDL)
  • Horizontal bracing in each bay with diagonal bracing in the first and then every 3rd or 4th bay of the run (depending on configuration)
  • Arms from 80×40, 100×50 and 120×60 RHS are supplied with yellow domed arm end caps as standard, which are compatible with retaining pins. All other box section arms will have the old design flat black arm end caps
cantilever racking design drawing
design
Cantilever arm retaining pins

Extras and Accessories

HEAD GUARDS

Optional protective foam head guards are compatible with universal beam arms only and are normally applied to one level of arms at head height.

! Compatible with 127×76 UB arms only

cantilever racking arm with foam head guard

WELDED END STOPS AND RETAINING PINS

Welded End Stops and removable Retaining Pins prevent tubular products from rolling off Cantilever Rack arms. Both types of arm end stops can vary in height to suit the application.

! If arms are made from UB sections, retaining pin will slot into a welded arm pocket

FLUSH TOP ARMS

FLUSH TOP ARMS

Available with UB and PFC arms, flush top arm plate fixing location prevents product edge damage

! Not available with box section arms

FLUSH TOP ARMS

PLASTIC ARM STRIPS AND BACK STOPS

Plastic arm strips help to minimise damage to products from contact with steel and prevent cross-contamination

! Surfaces need to be pre-treated to ensure good adhesion.

PLASTIC ARM STRIPS AND BACK STOPS

TYRE GUARDS

Cantilever Rack bases could be supplied with tyre guards to prevent damage to forklift tyres.

! Bases must be at least 152mm wide

cantilever rack tyre guard

LINTEL RAILS & ARM TIES

Lintel Rails are most commonly used on the base level of cantilever racks and are often referred as base rails. Both lintel rails and arm ties allow storing different length products on the same rack or serve as a support for pallets or decking.

! If racking base length is up to 1200mm, 2 rails will be required as standard

cantilever racking with lintel rails

DECKING

Cantilever Racking can be supplied with timber or steel mesh decking. Decks form a continuous open-front shelving unit, allowing storage of various length products at any location of a rack. Timber decking is generally more cost-effective; however galvanised mesh decks are more suitable for external applications.

Mesh decking on cantilever racks

SPINDLE HOLDERS ON ARMS

Welded to Cantilever Rack arms, spindle holders are specially fabricated to suit specific spindle sizes and storage application.

Cantilever arm spindle holders

P&D STATIONS

Cantilever P&D (Pick Up & Deposit) stations are used at the end of the racking aisles to improve the operation time and logistics in warehouses. P&D stations are fitted with arm ties, supplied with pallet guides on arms and pallet back stops to ensure efficient loading of the rack.

two cantilever racks for timber storage, both with canopies

ROOF CANOPIES & RAINWATER GOODS

Racks can be fitted with roof canopies and rainwater goods to minimise product damage when exposed to the elements.

two cantilever racks for timber storage, both with canopies

FULLY ENCLOSED RACKING SYSTEMS

Alternatively, a fully enclosed racking system with a roof canopy, rear and side cladding and optional doors or curtains can be supplied for complete protection from the elements and additional stock security.

Enclosed cantilever racking system

SPECIFYING CANTILEVER RACKING

In order to provide the most cost-effective and space-efficient solution when specifying cantilever racking, the following factors must be taken into account:

PRODUCT INFORMATION 
  • Product type (i.e. tube, sheet, timber etc.)
  • Length, depth & height
  • Weight per item or pack
  • Rigid or flexible product

STORAGE METHOD
  • Packs / bundles/ pallets / stillages
  • Dimensions of pallet or stillage, if applicable
  • Open bundles with loose lengths stored on racking
 STORAGE LOCATION
  • Inside a building or external application
  • Available space (width by height)
  • Height restrictions
  • Any other restrictions (i.e.building columns)
 PLANT & LOADING
  • Type of plant (i.e. counter balance truck or side loader etc.)
  • Maximum lift height
  • Maximum lifting load
SPECIFYING CANTILEVER RACKING
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