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Cantilever Racking & Vertical Storage

Cantilever Racking & Vertical Storage


Designers and Installers of Cantilever Racking

ESE Projects has been designing and installing Cantilever racking (often also referred to as steel Bar racks or Sheet racks as these are often the type of materials stored on the racking) since 1975. Over the years we have carried out cantilever rack installations from just a few bays to store light duty plastic pipes, tubes, gutters and the like, to huge design and build projects to store thousands of sheets of plasterboard, steel stud and general partitioning materials for a major partition and insulation manufacturer. Bar racks / sheet racks are ideal for those applications where you need to store long or bulky product like timber, tubing, plasterboard etc horizontally, as the racks have no front uprights to interfere with the placement or retrieval of many different lengths of loads, thus lowering your handling cost and saving you time and money.

Cantilever Bar racks can can be small lightweight racking to store long items weighing very little, such as conduit, trunking, cable trays, guttering, or they can be heavy duty and designed to suit bespoke purposes. For example we have supplied and installed racks designed to hold very large reels of paper without damaging them, prior to use by the factory, and we have also fitted purpose built bar racks to store printing plates, steel and aluminium sheets and even fitted some with timber decks to accommodate loads that would normally fall between the upright arms.

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Cantilever Bar Rack Features

cantilever racking

  • Bar Rack Arms positively secured in position
  • Arms adjustable on a pitch of 150 mm, (can be varied if required)
  • All upright and base sections manufactured from hot rolled universal beam sections
  • Arms usually manufactured from universal beam or rectangular hollow sections
  • Racks are available in any colour, although black is standard
  • Latest computer technology used to achieve the most efficient design
  • All designs meet current British Standards
  • Minimum safety factor of 2.8 based on ultimate tensile strength
  • Cantilever Bar Rack Arm deflection limited to 1/150 of length
  • Rack Upright deflection limited to lesser of 1/120 of height or 50 mm
  • "Worst Case Scenario" for loading patterns is always assumed
  • Maximum allowable weld stress of 115 N/mm2

Benefits of Cantilever Racking

A cantilever is a beam that is supported at one end, carries a load along its length, and has the other end suspended in the air. The beam forms a lever, which carries the load by being held in position by the mount, turning the loads into torque on the mount.
Cantilever construction provides:

typical cantilever racking components

  • Long structures without external front bracing
  • Maximum usage of your floor space and height available
  • Robust sheet racking design to cope with arduous environments
  • Safe, economical storage of long products with easy loading / unloading

Cantilever racking systems are ideal for plywood, chipboard & timber sheets, plasterboard, building materials, pipe & tubing, sheet steel, roll goods, extrusions etc and the typical components are:

  • 1- Cantilevered rack arm
  • 2- Supporting rack upright
  • 3- Bracing between uprights

Designers & Installers of Vertical Racking

We have also been designing and installing Vertical racking to provide vertical storage racks for tubing, pipes, extrusions, guttering, lagging, panels, timber and other types of similar materials as they enable you to organize your stock and make each variation readily accessible to your team or even your customers in trade counter and retail outlets.

vertical storage racking

Vertical storage racks are also sometimes called pigeon holes and it is a very flexible way to display and stock long lengths of product that is hand-balled rather than palletised.
You can usually move the product separation bars forming the pigeon holes to make specific locations larger / smaller depending on your the stock at a given time.

Some of the benefits of vertical storage racks include:

  • Ideal for hand-picked items
  • Long products stored logically with easy access
  • Rack location size readily adjusts as stock levels vary
  • Storage arms adjustable horizontally without use of tools
  • Standard location depth 600mm, but any depth available
  • Bay centres designed to suit the space available
  • Heights available from 2 metres to 6 metres
  • Single-side racks or double-sided storage racks available
  • Floor retaining angle keeps your stock safely in the rack pigeon holes

If you have a specific project in mind please give us a call to discuss, or ask us to provide you with a tailored quotation.

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