A warehouse is made up of all kinds of loads varied in shapes and sizes. For a warehouse to operate efficiently, there is a need to create harmony among the loads. Cantilever racking is by far one of the most efficient industrial storage systems to store irregularly shared and awkward loads. If you are required to store long, bulky, and heavy products, then you should consider cantilever racks for your warehouse.
So, let’s understand what cantilever racks are how they function:
Cantilever racks are usually used to organize humongous products that cannot be stored in selective pallet racks. These racks offer a lot of flexibility and warehouse space density. Cantilever racks come in single sided and double sided form which makes load storage easier and efficient.
Apart from manual load shifting, cantilever rack allows load retrieval through fork-lift with relative ease. From the bottom most shelf to the topmost rack, all the racks in the cantilever racking system are easy to access; thus it reduces goods handling time. Besides efficient rack storage, cantilever rack system offers safe storage solution.
Why have a cantilever racking system in a warehouse?
Storing Hard-to-Shelve Items: Cantilever racks are fashion in a way that allows relative ease in holding items that are longer and much thinner. Items like steel, large lumber, or plywood can easily fit into a cantilever rack.Since traditional shelving systems are not compatible in storing such loads, cantilever racks are preferred to stack such items. The open design of cantilever rack provides for a perfect solution to load and retrieve skinny items.
Easy Access and Flexibility: The structure of a cantilever rack is such that two smaller shelves or racks can be fitted on either side of the beam. Furthermore, unlike other racking systems, the cantilever is open from the top. This open structure allows for much easier access to the goods stored.
One can use a forklift or other goods lifting equipment to retrieve the loads kept higher which also means it is much easier to load and retrieve goods accurately. Additionally, cantilever allows for more load storage capacity and less worry. Now, let’s find out how and where you can make use of cantilever racking system in your warehouse.
Out of all storage solutions, cantilever racks are ideal for storing items and goods that are long and irregular in shape. For instance, steel and lumber can fit best on cantilever racks and can be stored neatly. Items that are too long and not properly edged can be kept in the racks without taking too much of aisle space.
As mentioned above, cantilever racks can store long continues running items like pipes and steel without disturbing the storage system. Those goods that cannot be stored in regular shelving are often kept here as the racks offer accessibility and warehouse density.