Advantages of Cantilever Racking
Getting to know the different advantages of cantilever racking can help you make an informed decision about which type of racking system will work best for your particular warehouse needs. At Commander Warehouse, we understand how having the right shelving system for your specific storage needs can make all the difference in the world. That is why we carry a wide range of storage solutions, including cantilever racking.
Main Benefits of Using Cantilever Racking
While cantilever racking is primarily designed to provide an easy storage solution for longer, thinner items, it also offers a range of benefits that other types of shelving systems cannot provide. Some of the main benefits of using cantilever racking include:
1. Provides Storage for Hard-to-Shelve Items
Cantilever racking is designed to allow for the easy storage of longer, thinner items—steel racks, beams, lumber, etc.—as well as for storing heavy, bulky items. While these types of materials tend to be more difficult to store using traditional shelving systems, cantilever racks offer an open design and the overall length needed for storing tall, skinny items.
2. Allows for Easy Access
Since cantilever racking consists of two smaller racks on either side of a lengthy I-beam with nothing directly above them, this type of storage solution provides easier access to items, especially those stored on higher shelves that need to be reached by a forklift. The simplistic design of cantilever racks also allows for specifically placing and retrieving items by eliminating the possibility of burying items behind other pallets of products.
3. Offers Easy Installation and Reconfiguration
One of the greatest advantages of using cantilever racking is how easily it can be configured and installed in any warehouse space. Compared to other types of racking systems, cantilever racking provides a high level of flexibility for organizing warehouses, as these systems can also be easily stacked to allow for more vertical storage space.
4. Helps Save Time and Money
Installing cantilever racking in your warehouse can help save you both time and money in the long run, as you will be able to quickly store and retrieve items. The increased storage space that cantilever racking offers also allows for better storage use, freeing up space in other areas of the warehouse.
If you would like to learn more about the advantages of cantilever racking, or if you are interested in one of our warehouse storage solutions, please contact Commander Warehouse at one of our four locations across Western Canada or by filling out a contact form on our website.