How to determine the correct arm length for your industrial cantilever rack system?

correct arm length for your industrial cantileverHow to determine the correct arm length for your industrial cantilever rack system? When storing product on a cantilever rack system your product width should never exceed the the length of the cantilever arm. For instance if you are storing 52” wide  product you should never have 48” arms supporting that load. Cantilever rack capacities are effected greatly with the improper storage of products upon the rack. Similar to other rack systems cantilever arms base their capacity off of evenly distributed loads of product.

In the figure to the right you are able to see both correct and incorrect ways to store your products on a cantilever rack system. In stock cantilever arm sizes include 24”, 36” and 48”. Other size arms can be ordered and manufactured in a little as two to three weeks. So when determining your cantilever arm length make measure all of your products width and utilize the next closest larger size arm for that product. Tip loading or over hang on these rack system will seriously effect the rack capacity. See the images to the right for reference on proper and improper product storage.

Cantilever Arm Capacities: Our standard arms have the following capacities:

  • 24″ Long 1,200# Capacity
  • 36″ Long 800# Capacity
  • 36″ Long 1500# Capacity
  • 48″ Long 1000# Capacity
  • 48″ Long 2000# Capacity

All cantilever arm capacities are based on evenly distributed loads as seen in the pictures above.

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