When looking for racking solutions for your facility, you will have two options when it comes to cantilever racks:

  • Pipe Racks
  • Traditional Cantilever Racks

What is the Difference?

Pipe racks are specifically designed to hold long pipes and pipe-products. They can hold PVC, steel and other forms of pipe for a variety of purposes, including oil and gas applications, plumbing, sewage, etc. These pipes have the load capacity and specialty arms to hold pipes and keep them from falling off. Also, they can be designed to withstand the elements for outside storage.

Cantilever racks, on the other hand, are designed for long, awkward objects. These can include rolls of paper, fabric, lumber, etc. While similar in design, they do not have the same capacity or arm features and instead are designed around the specific product you are storing.

Which Is Right for You?

Deciding between cantilever racks and pipe racks is easy. If your business wants more flexibility, you can always purchase a cantilever rack and then customize it to suit your business needs later on – such as adding decking or special arms to accommodate your products. If, however, you only need to store pipes, then a pipe rack can be customized to accommodate the length, width and weight of your pipes.

Contact Material Storage Systems, Inc. today for a free estimate on your cantilever or pipe racks by dialing 800-881-6750.