Heavy-Duty Cantilever Storage Solutions with Diverse Customization
Plastic and aluminum extrusions have highly specific storage requirements due to their heavy weight, long lengths and vulnerability to damage. Dexco® storage racking, designed and manufactured by Ross, features wide-flange structural steel I-beams, making them ideal for industrial-grade materials like aluminum and plastic extrusions. Our cantilever racks can hold as much as 20,000 pounds per arm for secure extrusion storage, with our custom designs offering even higher weight capacities. Floor-mounted stanchion rack systems can also accommodate large quantities of extrusions. Numerous manufacturers and distributors in the plastics and metal industries use our industrial storage systems to overcome common issues with storing extrusions.
Manufacturers and distributors that work with high volumes of extrusions require storage capacities that often exceed standard racking weight or size limits. Typical commercial storage systems use roll-formed steel, reducing their ability to hold industrial extrusions as effectively as systems like Dexco racking that utilize structural-grade materials in their construction. Dexco plastic and aluminum extrusion storage racks accommodate up to 20,000 pounds per cantilever arm or very large quantities per specialty rack bay. Custom Dexco racks can hold even higher capacities, and are well suited for businesses that work with exceptionally large volumes of extrusions.
The wide range of extrusion shapes and materials in manufacturing and distribution results in varying practices for extrusion storage. As a result, businesses that work with extrusions need racking configurations to accommodate products with different storage requirements. Our cantilever racks for plastic and aluminum extrusions use vertically adjustable arms to hold items of varying widths, lengths and shapes. In applications that require extrusion storage on the ground, our stanchion racking systems enable vertical stacking. Stanchion racks also suit round profile materials and other items susceptible to rolling.
Proper extrusion stacking reduces the risk of damage from impact, and Dexco racks are designed to accommodate your handling devices and facilitate more efficient stacking practices. The open-faced design of Dexco cantilever racking enables easier access from material handling equipment like sideloader forklifts and pedestrian stackers. Ross engineers can also custom-design a stanchion or cantilever rack based on your specific handling equipment specifications to enable more efficient operations than may normally be possible with standard rack systems.
Dexco racking can accommodate extrusions of different profiles and sizes in the same bay for flexible organization and efficient use of storage space. The open vertical layout of cantilever racking and the open tops and ends of stanchion racking enable storage of different products in the same system. Our engineers can also modify features such as cantilever arm angle to ensure secure retention of difficult-to-store materials like round tubes and bars.
By using Dexco extrusion racking from Ross, you can adapt your storage layout to changes in inventory volume and product size. Every Dexco racking system has adjustable features to facilitate changes in layout. Users can change cantilever rack arm positions to accommodate different extrusion sizes and shapes. With stanchion racks that have modular bays, facility owners can add more racking as their storage needs increase.
For further information about our cantilever and stanchion racks, request a quote online.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.
Applicable Standard: AISC 360, Specification for Structural Steel Buildings.
ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines. From factory floor to high-rise construction, from military weaponry to home products, AWS continues to lead the way in supporting welding education and technology development to ensure a strong, competitive and exciting way of life for all Americans.
Applicable Standards: AWS D1.1/D1.1M, Structural Welding Code – Steel
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Ross is an ISO 9001:2015 registered firm.
For over five decades, we’ve been a trusted die storage rack manufacturer and enjoyed many long-term relationships because we’re easy to work with. We understand your business and have the technical expertise to respond to your needs.
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