Cantilever Racking Systems

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Cantilever racking is designed to easily store and retrieve products with varying weights, lengths, and sizes. Cantilever racking systems do not require uprights, allowing for easy product accessibility and selectivity paired with high down-aisle density. With a variety of arm options, cantilever systems can provide a full range of loading capabilities that can be customized to your storage application.

REB Storage Systems International is a material handling systems integrator that provides full project management of cantilever racking  systems. Our services include design, permitting support, subcontractor management, procurement of materials, and installation.

Read below to learn more about REB’s cantilever racking systems.

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Design Services

Your REB account executive will speak with you to make sure we thoroughly understand the scope of your project. If necessary, we’ll conduct an onsite assessment. We want to make sure we understand your goals and current pain points so that we provide you with a solution that is optimized to your operation.

During the design process, we’ll obtain information such as your SKU profiles, space restrictions, and picking processes. REB project designers will design your cantilever rack arms to be the correct length and have the correct spacing to safely store your items.

Once all information is obtained, REB designers will create a CADD drawing of your cantilever racking system that suits all space and picking process requirements.

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Permitting Support

If necessary, we’ll evaluate if permitting for your cantilever racking system is required. If permits are required, we’ll put together and submit all drawings and other documentation needed for permit approval. This often includes a high pile storage report.

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Subcontractor Management

Once your cantilever racking system design is finalized, your REB project manager will secure all suppliers and subcontractors. We’ll manage their involvement through the project. This includes freight and installation.

Our project managers prioritize communication and will make sure that all applicable parties have a firm understanding of timelines and progression of the project.

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System Installation

REB Storage Systems has more than 60 years of professional experience installing cantilever racking systems in warehouses nationwide. We’ll ensure that your operation’s pallet flow racking system is safely installed and compliant with MHI & OSHA standards while it optimizes your storage space and improves efficiency.

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How Cantilever Racking Works

Cantilever racking is ideal for storage of products that typically cannot be stored on pallets, although it is possible to store traditional pallets. 

Cantilever racking is ideal for long or bulky items such as lumber, furniture, and plumbing because the system allows for easy product accessibility for heavy and lengthy items.

Advantages of Cantilever Racking

Cantilever racking systems provide many advantages to warehouse operations. When implemented with the correct operation, cantilever racking can provide a large benefit to the operation. 

  • Easy instillation, deconstruction and reconfiguration as needed
  • High versatility
    • Allows rack to be adjusted to varying heights
    • Holds products with widths larger than the rack
  • Easy to adjust height of arms to meet the needs of particular product load
  • Increases employee productivity due to products being highly accessible 

Specifications and Options of Cantilever Racking 

Structural Cantilever Racking

  • Fastened through a high-strength bolted connection
  • Arm lengths for storage depths can range from 24″ to 72″ per shelf
  • Adjustable on 4″ centers
  • 3 arm slope options
  • Towers are designed to match your height requirements
  • Decked-arm shelf configuration is available with wire mesh deck, plywood platforms, or specialized steel decking
  • Aisle guidance systems are available
  • Entry guides are available

Roll Formed Cantilever Rackign

  • Fastened through a bracket pin connection
  • Arm lengths for storage depth can range from 24″ to 72″ per shelf and are adjustable vertically on 3″ centers
  • Towers are designed to match your height requirements
  • Decked-arm shelf configuration available with wire mesh deck, plywood platforms, or specialized steel decking
  • Aisle guidance systems are available
  • Entry guides are available

Cantilever Racking Arm Options


Roof Supports: Attaches to arms to accept stringers for roof structure.


Deck Support Saddles: Attaches to arms. Used to support decking.


Welded-on End Lips: Welded to arms or base. Many heights available.


Bolted-on End Lips: Arms punched to accept optional removable end lip.


Core/Axle Saddles: Attaches to arms for accepting core/axle of rolled materials.


Removable Pipe End Stops: Attaches to arms or base, includes pipe brackets and plastic caps.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cantilever Racking Systems

How much weight can a cantilever rack hold?

Cantilever is an engineered product! Column design is based on arm length and column size and number of arm levels and load weight per arm: Example the largest column size hold 22,300lbs with 60” arm length and holds 40,600 with an arm length of 24”. The arm varies in size and capacity from 1,500lbs. to 14,800lbs. In general cantilever rack capacity varies between designs and manufacturers.

Does cantilever racking need to be bolted down?

Yes cantilever racks should be bolted down.

Do cantilever racks need to be anchored?

Yes, cantilever racks should be anchored or bolted down for safety.

Your Next Steps For A Cantilever Racking System

Whether your next step is to gather more information or request a quote, consider REB Storage Systems. REB is a highly experienced systems integrator, in business since 1962. REB has 17 in-house project managers and project designers, all highly experienced in the material handling industry. These people know this industry inside and out.

REB is highly knowledgeable and experienced in designing and installing a cantilever racking system and will make sure your system is the best fit for your space. We work with you to provide a turnkey system. From design, products procurement, subcontractor management, install, and permitting support, REB handles it all for you.

We’d appreciate the opportunity to help you further, whether that be more information or a quote. Fill in the contact form on this page or call us at (800) 252-5955 to get in touch with a REB representative.

Case Studies to Consider


Optimizing Vertical Storage- Case Study

An auto component manufacturer was expanding their operations which required for a building expansion. 

PRODUCTS: Selective Rack, Carton Flow Rack, Cantilever Rack

SERVICES: Design, Rack Instillation

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Particular Parts Storage- Case Study

A manufacturer of helicopter parts needed to consolidate storage. 

Products: Selective Pallet Rack, Cantilever Rack, Mezzanine

Services: Instillation, Teardown

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warehouse structural cantilever rack

Maximizing Mattress Density- Case Study

A hardware supplier was opening two new distribution centers: a 410,000 sq. ft. facility in Ohio and 290,000 sq. ft. facility in California.

Products: Selective Rack, Cantilever Rack

Services: Design, Instillation

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If you need a complete cantilever rack system, we can help.
We've been creating high density cantilever storage systems for more than 50 years.  
Whether your project is large or small, we have the expertise to ensure your next project is a success.


Brian Dubin

All Products Automotive, Inc.

“We have been a customer for over 15 years. REB offers a good selection of products at great prices. They are an excellent source of materials along with suggestions and information on a variety of storage issues."

Bruce Moulton

Harrington Industrial Plastics

“REB is by far my favorite vendor, the customer service and dedication to making sure every order is complete and on time. Fantastic communication, and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Gary Rothschild

Epko Industries

“First time customer and REB provided excellent service and competitive pricing. Would use them again.”

Elliot Sneen

Cabernet Corporation

“Great customer service with an accurate storage system!”

Richard Steed

Pacific Storage Company

“We have used REB Storage Systems for a number of years and will continue to do so in the years to come. Their entire staff are wonderful to work with and provide a seamless installation from beginning to end. Their focus to detail and quality installation has been a valuable resource to our company.”

Tom Beckermann

Felling Trailers Inc.

“REB Storage Systems provides a high quality product with the best customer service in the industry, no matter the volume of products we buy.”

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