What is Cantilever Racking?

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Cantilever Racking is made up from vertical single uprights with horizontal cantilevered arms to carry long length products and varied loads in warehouses and yards across a wide range of sectors. The uprights are designed to be self-supporting and manufactured from steel sections. This cost-effective racking system improves ease of accessibility to pick products which […]

Why store Timber on Cantilever Racks?

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Cantilever Racking is the most common method of racked storage for both Hardwood and Softwood Timber products. Columns The system of legs – or columns to give them their correct term, have a number of arms attached to them by a variety of means (by pins, bolts or rarely by welding) that protrude clear of […]

Have you checked your Pallet Racking for signs of corrosion?

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No matter how thick the steel is in your Pallet Racking – it will still corrode if it is unprotected. Pallet Racks utilised in external yard environments or harsh conditions such as chill stores should be galvanised, paint will only protect against corrosion in the short term. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Environmental […]

Why choose Guided Aisle Cantilever Racking for long lengths of stainless steel?

Metals company utilises Guided Aisle Cantilever Racking

Guided Aisle Cantilever Racking consists of the same basic components as Conventional and Free-Path systems, but with runs positioned closer together to eliminate the waste of space of a wide aisle. Long load products can be stored to a far greater height to ensure cubic space is utilised to the full. Long load products are […]

Cantilever Racking for Timbmet Distribution Centre

Galvanised External Timber Merchant Cantilever Racking

Timbmet carry one of the most extensive product ranges in Europe from certified hardwoods, quality softwoods, engineered products and innovative designer panels. With a dedicated merchant’s team offering support to the Timber industry the opening of their state of the art Distribution Centre at Stanfield in the Vale, Oxfordshire will prove to be pivotal in […]

Stakapal provides bespoke storage racks for Builders Merchants

A-Frame Racking for Timber

London based builders merchants Hitchcock & King have been supplying timber and building materials to the trade for over 40 years. Their winning formula is based on four key principles – stock availability, price competitiveness, fast delivery and customer service. Hitchcock & King have several branches servicing the London area and a customer base ranging […]

Stakapal Cantilever Racking is ‘key’ to solving Timber Storage issues

Double Sided Cantilever Racks with Canopy for Timber Storage

When Frank Key (Nottingham) Ltd a large privately owned independent supplier of building and timber supplies, with over 100 years of history decided to make a major investment into external Cantilever Racking, it was Stakapal that provided the key to the ideal storage solution. At their Bulwell site in Nottingham the company decided to take […]

Blyweert Beaufort choose Stakapal’s superior Cantilever Racking system

Unlike many organisations Blyweert Beaufort bucked the trend during most of the last recession and continued to grow their business on the back of being the major supplier of aluminium profiles for both domestic and commercial sectors. The expansion resulted in the necessity to embark upon better utilisation of their storage facility and improve upon […]

Cantilever Racking Inspections: Why are they necessary?

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It is usually an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) from the local council, or a Health and Safety Executive Inspector that demands that a company obtains an inspection of its cantilever racking by a ‘technically competent person’. Cantilever Racking is a storage system usually utilised to store long and irregular or even awkward shaped products that […]

Do you know YOUR responsibilities?

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Official Racking Guide Lines & Inspectors SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association) Regularly publish technical information in the form of Codes of Practice and Guidelines for the manufacturing, installation and inspection of racking. Stakapal’s complete range is produced in accordance with the SEMA Quality Assessment Scheme which ensures independent checking of all design procedures and methods. […]