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The Tray™ Issue #36 – Pallet Racking and Cantilever Racking Without the Wait

The Tray™ Issue #36 – Pallet Racking and Cantilever Racking Without the Wait

The Tray Issue 36 Pallet Racking and Cantilever Racking Without the Wait

Pallet Racking and Cantilever Racking Without the Wait

Do you like waiting? Neither do we. 

Imagine having to wait up to 18 weeks!

In business, lost time and efficiency can be very costly $.

The productivity and efficiency you so desperately want and need, can start today.

No Need to Wait 16 to 18 Weeks with SRS

Did you know that many facilities have to wait 16 to 18 weeks on average to have their warehouse racking delivered? 

This is because other shelving and rack companies place an order with the manufacturer for your racking needs after they take your order. This means you wait, and wait, and wait some more.

Not with SRS.

Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc. has a 50,000 sq.ft. warehouse full of inventory in stock, right now.

This means NO WAITING in most cases.

Explore some of the most popular racking options below.

Pallet Racking Systems

Pallet racks are necessary to maximize space in storage and product selectivity in facilities. Since patented in the 1940s, businesses have used pallet racks to efficiently increase storage density by utilizing vertical space to store pallets of materials off the ground.

This material handling system is the most popular system found in warehouses, manufacturing plants and other storage facilities.

There are multiple styles of pallet racks available, each suited to different inventory and operating needs.

How to Select a Pallet Racking System Warehouse Configuration

Consider the space and height available in your warehouse or another facility, as well as any unique features of the building’s architecture when designing a pallet rack configuration. Factor in the weight, shape, size, and rotation requirements of the products you intend to store. Experts recommend utilizing the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)’s list of approved pallet measurements to assist in your selection.

Thoroughly assess your inventory and operational needs, as well as the rate of inventory turnover before deciding on the configuration. Determine whether you require a first-in, first-out (FIFO) loading system or a last-in, first-one (LIFO) system. Consider the type of inventory you store and the regulations, if any, pertaining to its storage.

Your pallet rack style will also impact your equipment needs, so ensure your lift equipment matches the pallet rack and configuration used.

Pallet Rack safety accessories, such as post protectors and end-aisle protections are another option to consider.

Our professionals can guide you through this process to carefully design a pallet rack system that best meets your business needs.

Other Pallet Rack Styles

There are many other pallet rack styles available that can address your specific requirements. These include racks for storing irregularly-shaped products and racks that enable you to access large, heavy inventory items easily.

Pallet flow racks, for example, are ideal for storing a large quantity of inventory in a small space while maintaining a FIFO loading system.

Businesses that deal with nonperishable and low turnover items most often use drive-in pallet racking. These are typically constructed with one-entry and exit area that allows forklifts access to both sides of the bay.

Drive-through racks and pushback racking are two other types of pallet storage that may work for your application

We will help you select the right style of pallet rack for your business.

Cantilever Racking

Cantilever rack storage systems are the most efficient solution for storing and organizing furniture in warehouse facilities, especially lengthy, bulky, odd-sized, and cumbersome items.

With cantilevered racking systems, storage space for furniture such as sofas, couches, mattresses, cabinets, desks, tables, and chairs, can easily be organized and optimized. Access is easy and unencumbered. Therefore it is quick to store and locate items for retrieval.

Furniture Cantilever Racking Accessibility and Visibility

The specialized cantilever furniture racks available from Shelving + Rack Systems have structural vertical supports at the rear of the racks only, which makes loading access open and easy. There are no vertical bars or poles obstructing access along the length of the shelves. This unobstructed storage deck along the length of the racks allows items to be stored with a minimum of wasted space and located quickly – easily.

Due to the openness and accessibility of cantilevered racking systems, there is less risk of damaging the furniture during the loading and unloading process.

Decking options are available to support varying sizes and weight capacities. Decking materials include corrugated steel, open wire mesh, and solid wood.

With cantilevered rack systems, the height of shelves is adjustable. This allows you to maintain efficient use of vertical space if products or packing changes over time.  Similarly, different arm lengths on the cantilever structure can accommodate variances in the width of items.


The specialized cantilever furniture racks available from Shelving + Rack Systems have structural vertical supports at the rear of the racks only, which makes loading access open and easy. There are no vertical bars or poles obstructing access along the length of the shelves. This unobstructed storage deck along the length of the racks allows items to be stored with a minimum of wasted space and located quickly – easily.


Due to the openness and accessibility of cantilevered racking systems, there is less risk of damaging the furniture during the loading and unloading process.

Decking options are available to support varying sizes and weight capacities. Decking materials include corrugated steel, open wire mesh, and solid wood.

With cantilevered rack systems, the height of shelves is adjustable. This allows you to maintain efficient use of vertical space if products or packing changes over time. 

Similarly, different arm lengths on the cantilever structure can accommodate variances in the width of items.

Optimization of Space

Maximize floor space in your organization with cantilever racks for furniture storage by opting for multiple levels and stacking items as high as your available vertical space will allow. Cantilever racking systems will enable you to take advantage of every inch of space you have available.

Cantilever racks can be designed as single, or double-sided, to allow for the aisle space you need for stock handling and maneuvering. Either single or double-sided, the racks will reduce your handling times due to the easy accessibility to the furniture. The length of your racks should be as long as possible to optimize storage space.

Where required, the open design of cantilever racks allows for the installation of in-rack fire suppression sprinkler systems or any furniture-specific fire sprinkler systems.

Safety and Accessories

Accessories and add-ons for cantilever racks include additional rack braces, dividers and arms, guide rails, and rack end protectors and guards. Guards can protect both the products and your shelving system from accidental damage.

Plan your racking system according to the size and weight of your products. Make sure the construction materials of your furniture rack system are strong enough to hold your products.

Call Us for a Custom Storage Solution Design Consultation

800-589-RACK (855-969-4164), or 855-969-4164.
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