Space-Efficient Storage Configurations in High-Density Covered Buildings for Expansive Construction Materials
Dexco® L-shed and T-shed galvanized cantilever racking systems provide the structural foundation for high-density, covered buildings used to store expansive long-length construction materials such as lumber, roofing and siding. Extremely space-efficient, they allow for easy storage, organization and access, while reducing material damage and loss due to weather exposure. Outdoor covered cantilever racks can easily be utilized for a wide range of products and are available in T-shed, L-shed and drive-thru configurations.
Dexco T-shed and L-shed outdoor covered cantilever racking systems are designed and manufactured for select distributors, who incorporate them into their own turnkey canopy systems. These systems are typically comprised of structural steel racking, truss beams and metal roof decking. Truss widths are engineered to meet site-specific requirements and arm configurations are available with 3, 4, or 5 levels of storage or more. Contact Ross for information on a distributor in your area.
Shed cantilever racking systems offer many advantages, including:
L- and T-shed cantilever racks serve as an excellent solution for protecting valuable inventory susceptible to weather damage. They provide added defense against rain and snow to reduce corrosion.
Our systems make good use of limited space and are cost-effective, particularly when used along property and building lines or anywhere drive-thru buildings won’t fit. The L- and T-sheds can combine to create a system that optimizes your available space.
Each system’s lack of front columns means no restrictions on the length of items stored. You can place objects of different lengths or oddly sized items within the same rack system to consolidate space.
Since there are no vertical obstructions at the face of the rack, loading and unloading product is quick and easy. Forklifts and other types of heavy equipment can easily access your materials.
Bolted connections allow for easy adjustment of arms to accommodate a wide variety of load heights. As your storage needs change, you can modify the arm placement to optimize your material configurations.
We developed a modular design that makes it easy to expand when needed and that can be installed in stages — racks are installed first, then the canopies. You can also request to add more units as your storage needs increase.
L- and T-sheds protect materials from rain and snow in outdoor environments. They work well for storing long materials such as:
Businesses that perform industrial work outdoors benefit the most from T- and L-sheds. Industries such as the following use T- and L-sheds for storing materials:
Our outdoor cantilever rack systems come in two varieties:
An L-shed stores and shelters materials on a single side, creating its namesake “L” shape. It features racks and a roof on one side, leaving the other side flat. You can install an L-shed against a building or as a standalone storage column with back panels.
While an L-shed has one side of storage, a T-shed has storage and shelter on both sides of the rack. Since the roof covers both sides, it creates a “T” shape. A T-shed requires installation with ample surrounding space for vehicular movement.
Depending on your storage needs, an L-shed, a T-shed or a system that combines both could suit your company best. If you request a larger industrial racking project, our team can visit your site to determine the best layout for your outdoor system. Factors to consider during L-shed and T-shed design include:
Dexco Covered Cantilever Rack Systems are engineered using American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) standards, which were developed to guide the design of large steel structures such as bridges and buildings. The stringent nature of these standards, coupled with Ross Technology’s conservative approach to structural rack design, means you can be confident that your people and products are safe and secure.
All vertical and horizontal members are manufactured using wide flange beams with a 50 KSI minimum yield, offering greater strength and durability compared to roll-formed steel. As a result, these racks better resist damage from material handling equipment and provide larger load capacity within a given space.
When you order a standard L- or T-shed, your system will include features such as:
As standard, we apply a powder-coated finish to each cantilever racking system for basic protection from corrosion. We perform coating in-house to maintain control over every step of the process.
You may customize your racking system with these features:
Systems can be provided with a hot-dip galvanized coating for superior resistance against corrosion.
Our engineers and manufacturing facilities follow many world-leading standards to provide you with the best racking system possible. We adhere to these international specifications for steel fabrication:
In addition to steel fabrication standards, we follow global quality assurance standards. Our certification to ISO 9001:2015 ensures that we provide you with unparalleled products and services.
Columns and arms are bundled to make installation simple and shipping cost-effective. Detailed installation manuals are provided for your installation crew.
Semi-annual maintenance is recommended to 1) inspect structural components and welds for damage caused by overloading or forklift equipment 2) tighten or replace missing bolts and anchors and 3) confirm racks are plumb.
L- and T-shed covered cantilever racking systems are custom-engineered for a wide range of weight and capacity requirements. Contact Ross for additional details. Distributors can engineer turnkey systems to meet your requirements.
Ross warrants that all of its manufactured products shall remain free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of one year from the date of delivery.
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
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. We are made up of our 163 member countries who are the national standards bodies around the world, with a Central Secretariat that is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
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.
Our experienced designers can help you determine the best rack system and guide you through the design process. We know time is of the essence, so we strive to turn around your quote requests quickly—often within 24 hours—and fulfill your submittal and delivery requirements swiftly.
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