Forklift-friendly rack systems
Cantilever racks are steel shelving units with long arms that extend from metal frames used to store long, bulky or awkward materials. They are used to store items such as furniture, lumber, PVC, metal pipes, steel bar stock, plywood, steel sheets, sheetrock, and even cars.
Cantilever racks offer multiple configurations, allowing flexible solutions for many storage needs. They can be used indoors or outdoors. With the addition of decking, cantilever racks can also provide storage similar to pallet racking, with the advantage that, with no front column, there is easy access for loading and unloading as each storage slot is immediately accessible. This can lower your handling time and costs. The arms provide for adjustable rack openings that easily accommodate various load dimensions.
Cantilever arms are easily installed and allow flexible placement of arms along the racking structure. Arms are available in a variety of sizes and styles to accommodate your rack load.
Steel King offers a variety of cantilever systems, including standard duty, light duty, and I-beam cantilever racks.
Light duty cantilever racks are designed for use in hand loading situations. They’re constructed of high strength steel columns (62,000 psi), contain bolted connections and have welded column-to-base connections. They’re adjustable vertically in 2″ increments. Can be built in either single or double sided configurations.
Standard duty cantilever racks are designed to hold standard to heavy loads. They’re available with many arm size and type options to meet a variety of storage needs. Arms are adjustable in 3″ increments. They contain bolted arm connections with a heavy arm connector plate as well as welded column-to-base connections. The cantilever shelving units can be built in either single or double sided configurations.
I-Beam cantilever racks allow access from both sides. This design saves horizontal space normally lost to rack structure, reduces fork truck damage and allows for faster load and unload times. They’re constructed of structural steel with a 50,000 psi minimum yield. With freestanding heights up to 30′ and 8′ arm lengths, the provide a lot of storage options. Arms adjust vertically in 4″ increments. With a heavy arm connector plate and bolted column-to-base connections, they’re a rugged addition to your storage line up.
Holds standard to heavy loads
Standard-duty cantilever racks offer efficient, organized storage of longer, oddly-sized materials. These racks are heavily constructed with many arm size and type options to meet a variety of storage needs. Adjustable vertically in 3” increments, these racks have bolted arm connections with a heavy arm connector plate as well as welded column-to-base connections.
Safety factors for columns and arms – 1.56 minimum (1.4 / 0.9 – based on LRFD design)
Cost effective storage
Light-duty cantilever racks are designed for use in hand loading situations. Though used for light-duty, these Steel King cantilever racks are constructed of 62,000 psi high strength steel columns, contain bolted connections, have column-to-base welded bases and are adjustable vertically in 2” increments.
Maximize storage and improve accessibility
Cantilever racks in the I-Beam configuration allow accessibility from both sides, allowing for faster load and unload times. This design saves horizontal space normally lost to rack structure and reduces fork truck damage.
|Steel strength||50,000 psi high strength steel columns||62,000 psi high strength
|50,000 psi high strength
|Connections||Bolted arm connections and heavy arm connector plate||Bolted connections secure arms to columns||Heavy arm connector plate holds rigid even under heavy loads|
|Arm types||Many available||Many available||NA|