Cantilever Racking Rises to the Challenge | Kompress India Pvt Ltd

Cantilever Racking Rises to the Challenge

Cantilever Racking Rises to the Challenge - Kompress India

In an ideal world, one size would have fit all! Oh, if it were possible, that a single storage solution or template would have worked for any kind of storage need or material. In the world of storage solutions, that has never been true – nor will it ever be. If anything, storage needs are so diverse, that (as they say at Kompress)… forget one size fits all; not even two or two hundred or two thousand would, between them, cover every possible storage need. Almost every single need is unique in some way or the other.

And that’s why storage is a science.

There are some kinds of material that are really tricky when it comes to storing them in an organized manner. Bulky and long logs of timber, pipes, trusses, bars, beams, rolls, sheets, flats or even odd-dimensioned furniture items can present a real challenge.

Some entities take the easy way out and simply stack them on the floor. And yet, what seemed to be the easy way out, soon turns into a nightmare. Because identification and especially retrieval can become really difficult; besides the fact that disorganized storage of such material can eat up precious floor space and become hindrances to functioning and even hazardous and dangerous for people working around that space.

Cantilever Deconstructed

At Kompress, we always find a solution. In this case, the solution is cantilever racking. Its basic concept is terribly simple, and yet its results are amazing. Basically, it involves an I-beam, to which arms are fitted and upon which the material to be stored is placed. When broken down, there are four components to cantilever racks – Base, Upright, Bracings and Arms.

The base is anchored to the floor to provide stability. The uprights are then mounted vertically on the base. Since they support the arms, they are designed as per required rack capacities. Bracings connect two adjacent upright columns, to provide further stability. These may be horizontal, diagonal or X-shaped. Finally, the arms are fitted to the uprights, and since they bear the weight of the stored material, their size and dimensions are decided accordingly.

Cantilever racking are of two types – Single-sided and double-sided. Single-sided cantilever would generally be used where space is a restriction, or near a wall. Double-sided cantilever is essentially the same single-sided concept, but with arms extending out on two opposite sides.

Big Benefits

Cantilever racking systems may look simple, but their benefits are huge. Primarily because they can hold material that most other storage systems cannot. They are ideal for factories and warehouses, are quick and easy to set up or dismantle, are flexible, adjustable, accessible, economical and even time-saving. They are customizable as per size and load, and extremely robust – ideal for rugged factory floor conditions.

These systems are a real boon to the workplaces they are set up in. They can save great time and effort and make operations far more efficient. Primarily because they facilitate easy identification and retrieval. Besides, they come with a collateral benefit of increasing safety around the work area, as people don’t have to dodge carelessly strewn bulky items lying on the floor, or trip over such hazards.

Since they utilise and even maximise vertical space, they help free up floor space for more productive uses and enhance maneuverability.

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