Wide Span Bulk Racks
For bulky, hand-loaded loads
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Wide Span bulk racks contain wide, bulky, loads. It bridges the gap between shelving and conventional pallet racks. The range of possible applications for this versatile product are wide, ranging from single standing units to sophisticated multi-level picking systems.
Wide Span Upright Frames are made from heavy gauge steel, MIG welded into one rigid assembly containing posts, diagonal and horizontal braces and foot plates. There is no assembly required. Many sizes are available. Posts are punched on the face to provide positive independent beam placement on 2" vertical centers. The posts are marked on 12" centers to facilitate placement of shelf levels. A slot on each side of the post accepts a nib on the end of each beam, to lock it in place. Frames have a capacity of 10,000 pounds with a 1.92 safety factor where vertical beam spacing does not exceed 60".
Rigidity beams provide lateral stability for the shelving; a minimum of two pairs of beams is required per unit. They are constructed of 3" high steel channels with return flanges and a beam end connector welded to each end. Beams are supplied in even foot lengths from 4' through 8'. Clearance between upright frames is 1/4" more than stated beam size. If the beams are being used as load bearing members, then Beam Braces are required. All Wide Span Beams have a patented Beam Lock that secures the beam end to the upright post to retard accidental beam dislodging. An embossed nib on the beam end engages a slot on the side on the upright post, which holds the beam end tight against the post. Can be disengaged with a mallet. It is normally not necessary to place rigidity beams beneath each steel shelf.
Steel Wide Span Shelves are the ultimate in providing a smooth, safe surface for storing a wide variety of items. They are 1-3/4" high and feature double flanges at front and rear edges with a full width reinforcing pan welded to the center of the bottom.
Side Shelf Supports
Heavy gauge steel angles which support steel shelves. Each support engages the upright frame at four points.
Standard Plywood Beams
Designed to support 1/2" thick deck material flush with top of beam flange when used with the appropriate number of Plywood Support Angles (ordered separately) which insert into slots in beam step. Overall height is 3-1/2". Beam step is 1-1/2" deep by 5/8" high. A 48" deep deck will fit between beams without trimming when a 48" deep upright frame is used.
Heavy Duty Plywood Beams
These beams can support a greater load than Standard Plywood Beams, and have a flush front facing the aisle. Requires the use of Beam Brace/Heavy Duty Plywood Supports which are ordered separately. A full 48" x 96" deck will fit on a pair of 96-1/2" beams when 50" deep upright frames are used. Heavy Duty Plywood Beams can be used in the same unit or bay with Standard Plywood Beams, however the depth of the decking material must be trimmed for the heavy duty beams (i.e. deck must be trimmed to 2" less depth than the depth of the upright frame.)
Standard Plywood Support Angles
Fit into the slots in the beam step of Standard Plywood Beams. Order separately from beams. Order two per pair of 48-1/2" & 60-1/2" beams; three for 72-1/2" & 84-1/2" beams; four for 96-1/2" beams.
Beam Brace/Heavy Duty Plywood Support
This item fits easily into the inside of the beam opening and has two functions: A) When Rigidity Beams are used as load bearing members, the Beam Braces are used to keep the beams from twisting; B) When used with Heavy Duty Plywood Beams they are used as Plywood supports. Use a minimum of two supports per pair of beams. Use more if required by your load condition.