Cantilever racks are a type of storage rack that anticipates flexible future needs. A cantilever is defined as any rigid structure whose horizontal supports extend well beyond its vertical supports. They do not have any vertical obstructions and consequently are ideal for storing long, oversized items.
Cantilever racks are equipped with columns and arms of varying sizes, determined according to the weight and load size of the products they will hold. They are composed of standardized units that allow for extra components to be easily added or removed as storage requirements change. This makes them an ideal storage rack option for companies who cycle through a variety of materials often enough to need a flexible structure for storage. A cantilever rack is used to hold, store and display goods. It optimizes space by allowing goods to be stacked vertically and horizontally on shelves, allowing inventory to be displayed in an organized manner. They can be found in retail stores, warehouses and homes, depending on which of the two major styles of cantilever rack is being utilized. The warehouse storage cantilever racks are usually made from structural or roll formed steel and are largely employed by lumber and plumbing suppliers. A folding cantilever tray is a smaller version of the cantilever rack that can collapse into itself for compact packaging.