Free Path Cantilever Racking

Free Path Cantilever Racking in principal is similar to Conventional Cantilever Racking and is also utilised for storing long lengths of products. 

What is Free Path Cantilever Racking?

Free-Path Cantilever Racking consists of rows of racking adjacent to each other separated by an aisle that enables handling equipment to travel the length of the aisle without any guidance system. The full range is manufactured in the UK at our purpose-built factory in Cannock, Staffordshire.

A key factor when operating a Free-Path system is to ensure that there is adequate clearance between the truck and the racks to allow safe and effective loading and unloading of the racks.

Stakapal’s Cantilever Racks are designed to the SEMA Code of Practice for the design of Static Cantilever Racking and/or FEM 10-2-09 and/or BS5950 Part 5 and/or BS EN 1993 -1-3 (Eurocode 3).

What are the features & benefits of Free Path Racking system?

  • 100% accessibility to individual packs
  • Less distance for truck to travel 
  • Can be used with side loading type trucks, conventional forklift trucks or multi directional reach trucks
  • Easily installed or re-positioned

Frequently Asked Questions

Free Path Cantilever Racking is manufactured in heavy duty steel and used in warehouses and yards for storing long lengths of product in particular timber, panel products, laminates, metals and PVCu extrusions. Whatever long products you are wish to store Stakapal will advise you how to maximise the available storage area and exactly which racking solution will specifically meet your requirements.

Free Path Cantilever Racking consists of vertical upright columns with arms attached at variable heights. Brace frames are located at the back of the racks to increase the load capacity along with integral bases that support the overall structure. Arms can be adapted to accommodate specific load bearing requirements and designed to suit any pack size to fully maximise the available area.

Free Path systems are available in both double-sided and single-sided configurations. Rows of racking are adjacent to each other separated by an aisle that enables handling equipment to travel the length of the aisle without any guidance system. Single-sided racks can fit flush against the wall. A double-sided configuration allows the racking to be used from either side, and can be used throughout the warehouse, creating storage space on either side of the central column.

Our tapered arms are available in a wide range of lengths from 600mm up to 2100mm, depending upon bespoke requirements. Our most common arm lengths are 1220mm and 2100mm which are widely used in the Timber and Panel Products industries. Arm loadings are available from between 500kgs to 2000kgs.

Yes, we do – Stakapal’s in-house installation teams are all SEIRS (Storage Equipment Installers Registration Scheme) registered from Advanced Skills through to Site Management capability. Our Dedicated Technical Engineers will visit your site providing a free site racking survey service guiding you through the complete process from concept to completion.


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