We have put together a reference resource that should guide you through the cantilever rack ordering proces
1. Evaluate your storage needs. Determine the length, depth, height, and weight of the load that is going to be stored.
Example: Product to store: Bundles of piping at 8’ long, 10’ deep, weighing 2000 lbs. each.
2. Arms: Select your arm style and length, along with the capacity needed to support the load. Two arms (on each side) create a level. Divide the weight of the load per level by two (for one bay) to give the individual arm capacity needed. (This assumes that the load is supported sufficiently by two arms to prevent load deflection).
Example: Arm choice: 12’L, straight, with lip. Load weight is 2000 lbs. Divide weight by two (one level) to obtain 1000 lbs per arm requirement.
3. Columns: Determine the number of cantilever rack arms you will require per column side and the vertical space that is needed. Adding up all of the individual arm capacities and vertical space required will determine the height and combined weigh capacity needed for the two columns.
Example: Column choice: Assuming four levels of load are required, then eight arms would be needed with vertical spacing of 18” apart. Eight arms x 1000 lbs. capacity per arm = 8000 lbs. Combined required column capacity (4000 lbs. per column, single sided) at 8’ high would be needed.
4. Brace: Determine cantilever rack brace set width. Take into account the length of the pieces planned to be stored. Brace set widths will provide center-to-center measurements of the arms installed on the columns. One brace set per bay is required.
Example: Brace: 8 foot load with two-arm (one bay) support would require a 4 foot wide brace set.