Roll-Out Metal & Bar Stock Storage Racks
Store steel or aluminum stock in roll-out racks with 100% overhead crane access & compact storage density
Reduces space, increases ease of access
Space Saver Rack systems combine storage density with selectivity for stock, tubing, or pipe storage applications. SpaceSavers store your metal stock in roll-out drawers that provide 100% access to overhead cranes. These racks organize the storage area for better inventory control as well as make it easier and faster to locate an item. Cardholders are provided for control panels to identify a specific item. Also, their use will result in a more orderly and well kept warehouse.
Why not cantilever?
Cantilever racks allow you to get stock (like steel, aluminum, or iron) into racks and off the floor so you can utilize vertical space, but you'll need more space for forklift aisles. Space Saver racks free up precious floor space for work cells, conveyor lines, staging, or other operations. Like cantilever rack, Space Saver allows easy crane access, but it doesn't have to be forklift-loaded or unloaded, so space-eating aisles are reduced. This increases your storage capacity greatly. Also, when you have forklifts moving constantly to pick stock off racks, time is used that could be spent better elsewhere.
What about stacking racks?
Stacking racks allow you to more densely store products, but you must unload the top layers to get at the load in the middle or on the bottom layers. This means that your workers are making extra picks when they need anything other than the very top layer. That's a chance for damage or errors, and it's a definite waste of time.
Built for safety
Whenever you handle bar stock, steel, and tubing, safety is always a concern. Because they eliminate the hazard of toppling piles, these racks enhance safety while they regain space. The improved access they provide minimizes man-handling that can lead to strains and injuries. Operating the racks is as easy as turning a crank. Loading or retrieving material from them is no different than if it were on the floor.
How do these retractable-shelf racks work?
Space Saver racks are comprised of a control panel, followed by two or more grids connected with control tubes and bracing, spaced to accomodate a specified length. A grid is the support upright, and houses the roll-out receptacles.
The control panel is located at the front of the rack, and isn't weight-bearing. Receptacles are rolled in and out from the control panel. Control tubes connect to the control panel, and then to a built-in 2.5 to 1 reduction mechanism. Operators utilize a hand crank to move a receptacle outside the rack structure - typically between 8 and 14 turns. A fully-loaded receptacle may require a firm pull to start it moving, but only slight pressure to maintain momentum.
You can convert from one length to another easily with this modular design should your inventory change.
Rack Sizes and Functions
Standard racks can be ordered with 4 levels plus the top, up to 8' tall and in lengths from 12' to 60'. Receptacle sizes: 20", 24", or 36". Receptacle heights are either 12" or 15" tall.
- 20" Wide Racks: With the systems' highest load capacity, in at 6,600 pounds per arm, 20' racks are ideal for the heaviest, densest loads. In particular, it does well with 5-ton mill steel bar bundles. These racks are also the least demanding when it comes to floor space.
- 24" Wide Racks: Provides a high capacity (5,600 pounds per arm) and long dimensional storage. Use these racks for structurals, and when storing 2 or 3 items in a single receptacle, when you utilize dividers.
- 36" Wide Racks: Suits a wider range of needs where bulk or space is more of an issue than weight. Best for pipe, tubing, and aluminum. Good for multiple sizes with small quantities. Arm capacity is lighter than the 20" and 24" models, at 4,200 pounds each.
The top of every rack features a 20,000-pound capacity per grid, or 10,000 pounds in Seismic areas #3 and #4.
Heavy-duty, long-lasting racks are built for the tough loads
Racks are constructed to withstand the demands of storing steel. Considering the abuse storing heavy steel puts on a rack, they are quite simple with few moving parts or a complicated design, which makes them easy to operate and maintain. Simplicity and toughness make them practically maintenance free because there is little to service or break.