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OHRA cantilever racking Robust and space-saving storage systems

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Perfect racking solution for long goods

Cantilever racking systems are highly load-bearing storage systems intended for storage of long and/or bulky storage materials. Such goods include timber, wooden boards, metal sheets, sections, beams or steel elements, building materials but also scrap cars and all kinds of heavy loads.

Cantilever racking by OHRA is distinguished from standard racks using solid steel sections for all load-bearing elements. Thanks to this slim construction of our racks a high storage capacity can be achieved across a small floor space.

Cantilever racking by OHRA – flexible and bespoke

There are specific types of cantilever racks for every product and for every industry. They differ based on requirements, height, useable depth, load-bearing capacity or section thickness. All cantilever racking are produced individually according to customer requirements; they are equipped with a high-quality powder coat or hot-dip galvanised for outdoor storage. OHRA cantilever racking are available in different variants ranging from small racks for light loads to complete rack clad buildings, where the rack uprights simultaneously function as the load bearing structure for the roof and walls. Versatile accessories, such as beams for continuous storage surfaces without cumbersome intermediate supports or inclined arms for storage and retrieval using cranes are part of the company’ standard services. Additional services, such as racking assembly, statics calculations or preparation of drawings complete the range of services.

OHRA cantilever racking – your benefits

  • Racking uprights and cantilever arms made of solid, hot-rolled IPE steel sections
  • Clipped-in, height-adjustable arms
  • High-quality powder coating
  • In outdoor applications also incl. roof, back wall and rain gutter
  • Hot-dip galvanised design for outdoor storage

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The movable OHRA cantilever arm

cantilever racking system for storing timber
Cantilever racking for storing chipboard. Double-sided, powder-coated.
Cantilever racking for timber storage
Cantilever racking system for storing wood. Narrow aisle warehouse with guide rails for forklifts.
Cantilever racking for coils
Cantilever racking system for coils. Load capacity up to 15 tons per arm.
Cantilever racking for the storage of timber
Cantilever racking for the storage of wooden panels. Neat storage with direct access.
Cantilever racking system for storing steel
Cantilever racks in a steel service center. High loads for sheet metal and profiles.
Cantilever racking system for car recycling
Cantilever racking systems for the storage of end-of-life vehicles at a car recycling company. Space for 4 cars on top of each other.

Heavy duty cantilever racking

OHRA doesn’t give in. Heavy loads are a challenge for every type of rack but not for the OHRA cantilever racking. The product benefits of our racking system become even more distinct with higher load requirements. With standard arm loads of up to 2,500 kg and support loads of up to more than 10,000 kg the OHRA cantilever racks can easily handle even the heaviest burdens.

Whether its slabs, metal sheets, wood packages, coils or heavy long boards, regardless of indoor or outdoor storage, our experts will develop an ideal solution for your storage demands. OHRA racking meets your technical requirements and is in compliance with the applicable standards.

OHRA racking - more than 40 years of experience

Benefit from our long-term experience as a planning and manufacturing company of racking systems. OHRA’s more than 40 years of experience as a racking manufacturer acting all over Europe comes in handy. We provide solutions for complex storage situations by relying on a comprehensive range of accessories and/or by creating bespoke solutions, such as guiding rails in combination with very narrow aisle trucks.

With an OHRA cantilever arm rack, each of your products can be directly accessed and is easily stored and retrieved either by crane, forklift truck, VNA truck or stacker crane. With full capacity utilisation, OHRA racks remain permanently stable and ensure a high degree of safety for your staff and your customers.

OHRA cantilever racking for heavy loads – your benefits

  • Racking uprights and cantilever arms made of robust, solid, hot-rolled IPE steel sections
  • Clipped-in, height-adjustable arms
  • Bespoke solutions
  • Permanently stable and safe

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Light duty cantilever racking

Light duty cantilever racks are different in truck-operated racks or manually operated racks. In the aluminium or plastics trade, the loads moved and stored are very light. However, as with heavy duty racking, the requirements frequently are for optimum space utilisation and ideal technical solutions. This may be implemented by means of conventional cantilever racking but also by means of VNA warehouses, automated warehouses or paternosters/mobile racking. The decisive factor are the objectives that you want to achieve with your project.

Manually operated cantilever racking by OHRA

Racks that are operated or moved by hand are mainly found in carpenters’ and woodworkers’ shops but also in the drywall construction and metal processing industries. Light duty cantilever racks are required for such purposes, for picking individual plates or sections, for keeping the rack tidy and in order, and for supporting the production process. Rack height, rack depth and arm loads can be optionally configured. However, for manually operated cantilever racking, the most frequently used heights are 2,000 or 2,500 mm and the useable depths are mostly 600 or 800 mm. Upon request, we can also equip racks with a trolley base, casters and/or shelves to be used as mobile solution for transport within the company/factory. You can choose from our entire range of standard accessories. All racking is delivered including all mounting and fixing elements, as well as floor anchors.

OHRA cantilever racking for light loads – your benefits

  • Customised adjustment to all requirements
  • Clipped-in, height-adjustable arms
  • Easy handling
  • Large selection of standard accessories

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Cantilever racking for storing steel
Cantilever racking for storing metal rings. Coils and wire rings can also be stored.
Cantilever racking system for storing metal
Double-sided cantilever racking system for the storage of long goods. Can be implemented as a continuous storage level with arm bridges.
Galvanized cantilever racking system for outdoor storage
Cantilever racking system, galvanized, for the external warehouse. Also available with roof and wall on request.
Cantilever racking system for external storage
Cantilever racking system for external storage. Double-sided design. Also available with roof and wall on request.
Cantilever racking systems for aluminum
Cantilever racking systems for the storage of aluminum profiles. Optimal storage of long goods on a small area.
Cantilever racking system steel storage
Cantilever racking system with arm bridges. Continuous storage area without interfering intermediate supports.
Cantilever racking with roof
Double-sided cantilever racking with roof. The goods are stored protected.
cantilever racking system with roof
Cantilever racking system with a large roof area. The long goods are protected from rain.
Cantilever racking system with a monopitch roof
Cantilever racking system with pent roof. Open storage in the outdoor area with optimal rain protection.
cantilever racking system with roof
Cantilever racking system with roof, galvanized. Storage of sewer pipes and other building materials.
Cantilever racking system with roof and cladding wall
Cantilever racking system with roof and side panels. Optimal protection from rain with simultaneous ventilation.
Cantilever racking system with roof
Cantilever racking system with roof. The PVC roofing ensures brightness in the wood store.

Roofed cantilever racking

In outdoor areas cantilever racking with a roof is the right choice for your long goods that do not necessarily need storage in a warehouse. In the static calculation of the storage system we consider the additional loads due to wind and snow in your region and dimension the rack sections and the rack roof accordingly. We advise and inform you from the beginning - from planning to roof covering. In addition, we provide help and support for obtaining building permits; if required, including drawings and static calculations.

OHRA roofed racking - functional storage in outdoor areas

For outdoor applications, the cantilever racking is supplied with a roof, the racking materials are made of high-quality hot-dip galvanised or of powder-coated materials, according to your requirements. As an additional weather protection element, we have various back and side wall designs made of metal sheets or wood boards, weather protection nets or roller shutter systems. Roofing and water drainage is also included in our range of services but may also be provided by the customer. The inclination of the roof can be individually adjusted according to the drainage system and the forklift truck properties. The combination of our robust cantilever racks and our comprehensive knowledge for racks with roof and/or walls, means we will find the perfect solution, for your new warehouse. Make use of your outdoor space to store long goods or heavy loads.

OHRA roofed cantilever racking – your benefits

  • Racking uprights and cantilever arms made of solid, hot-rolled IPE steel sections
  • Clipped-in, height-adjustable arms
  • In outdoor applications also available incl. roof, walls and water drainage system
  • Hot-dip galvanised standard design for outdoor storage
  • Statics calculations can be provided for obtaining building permits

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Mobile cantilever racks

Mobile cantilever racks allow for most efficient utilisation of space within your warehouse. Depending on the selected design, the storage capacity may be increased by up to 100%. Mobile racking is ideal for bulky storage goods with a low access frequency. For that purpose, the racks are mounted on beds, which may be designed with up to 70 metres length. The beds can be moved apart either manually or by radio remote control so that the required aisle is opened.

OHRA racking – movable on beds

The beds for the movable racking are operated on rails, which have been previously installed in the floor. Subsequent installation of rails and beds for your existing OHRA cantilever racking in the existing storage spaces is also possible. At the end of the working day, the racks are positioned in the night position so that unwanted access by forklift trucks is prevented. We attach equally great importance to reliable safety and tried standards for mobile racking as for our standard racking. The OHRA cantilever racking on beds comply with the provisions of Regulation BGR 234 of the German employers’ liability association and the CE standards.

OHRA mobile racking – your benefits

  • Increase of storage capacity of up to 100%
  • Operation via radio remote control
  • Subsequent installation of rails in existing buildings is possible
  • Safety as per BGR 234 and CE

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Effective warehouse systems by RBB Aluminium

Mobile racking system
Mobile cantilever racking. The robust cantilever racks are mounted on trolleys and are driven electrically. Compact storage on a small footprint.
mobile racking system in a timber wholesale warehouse
Cantilever mobile racking system at a timber dealer in Austria. The goods are stored protected. The racking move apart at the push of a button where goods are to be stored or removed.
Mobile cantilever racking
The principle of the movable cantilever racking in 3-D optics.
Mobile cantilever racking system
Movable cantilever racks at an aluminum processor. Lots of goods on a small footprint. At the push of a button, the trolleys move apart where they are to be stored or removed.
Mobile cantilever racking system
Open aisle in a mobile cantilever racking system. At the push of a button, only the aisle opens where you want to store or remove goods. Electronic drive.
Mobile cantilever racking system
Movable cantilever racking at a wood processor. Only the aisle from which you want to pick or store is always open.
Cantilever racking, mezzanine on cantilever rack
An ideal combination of racking system and mezzanine floor. Thanks to the hot-rolled steel profiles, high loads can be absorbed. Store below, process above or pick orders.
Cantilever racking mezzanine floor
Custom order. Robust mezzanine with high loads, mounted on a cantilever racking. Not many profiles can do that.
Cantilever racking mezzanine floor
Mezzanine on cantilever racking. At the front with transfer station and sliding gate.
Cantilever racking mezzanine floor
Combination of mezzanine and cantilever racking system. Complete with railing and steel stairs.
Cantilever racking mezzanine floor
Mezzanine on cantilever racking at a steel dealer. Many storage and picking options.

Cantilever rack mezzanine floors

The combination of robust OHRA cantilever racks, and space-saving, multi-level storage platforms, results in a perfect storage system that can be used as an order-picking level, a sales area or workplace. Thanks to the flexible racking solutions by OHRA your stored material remains directly accessible and can be efficiently processed without long and time-consuming transport routes.

Using OHRA cantilever racking for a mezzanine floor

The cantilever racks are used as the support structure and carriers for the mezzanine floor, regardless whether it is a top-mounted mezzanine or an in-rack intermediate mezzanine. Benefit from this flexibility of OHRA cantilever racking to utilise space from the floor to the ceiling and create ideal storage conditions. We offer complete services for your OHRA rack as a one-stop shop, ranging from statics to installation.

OHRA racking on trolleys – your benefits

  • Racking uprights and cantilever arms made of solid, hot-rolled IPE steel sections
  • Perfect solutions for long goods picking warehouse
  • Full utilisation of the space
  • Clippwd-in, height-adjustable arms

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Cantilever racking with inclined arm racks

Another option for storing long materials using a crane, are the versatile inclined arm racks. With this type of OHRA racking the cantilever arms are manufactured with a 20° inclination and provide load-bearing capacities per arm of up to 800 kg. The long materials will easily slide into the intended bay. Individual batch sizes can be picked by what is referred to as locking pins and then be transported by forklift truck or crane.

OHRA inclined arm racking – your benefits

  • Racking uprights and cantilever arms made of solid, hot-rolled IPE steel sections
  • Robust, hooked-in inclined arms
  • Locking pins for picking and shelves as standard accessories

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Cantilever racking with inclined arms
Long goods storage in cantilever racking. The cantilever arms have an incline of 20 °.

Cantilever racking system with inclined arms
Suitable for storing long goods such as aluminum profiles and handling with a overhead crane.
Cantilever racking with inclined arms
Long goods profile storage. The handling is done by crane.

Cantilever racking for storing tiles
Optimal presentation and storage of tiles and stone slabs.
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Sketch of a tile presentation racking
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Double-sided tile presentation racking with pedestal
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Storage racking system at a tile dealer. Clear storage of tiles
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Inclined presentation area, including storage of packages

Complete tiles presentation rack

In the DIY industry or in hardware stores OHRA cantilever racks are used as presentation and storage racking for tiles or laminate and parquet flooring. Their robust design and the easily assembled 20° display panels ensure permanent, perfect product presentation. The overall standard height is 2,650 mm the rack length is 2,800 mm so that exactly 3 Euro-pallets can be positioned in a row.

OHRA tapered racking – your benefits

  • Racking uprights and cantilever arms made of solid, hot-rolled IPE steel sections
  • Clipped-in 20° display area
  • High-quality powder coating

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Technical details

Our cantilever rack is manufactured from robust, full-core hot-rolled steel profiles guaranteeing high loading capacity, operational safety and prolonged longevity. Load bearing parts, i.e. columns, bases and arms, are powder coated RAL 5015 as standard, further standard RAL colours are available. Outdoor racks are hot dip galvanized.

Arm Characteristics:

Superior to the conventional bolted arm principle, the OHRA cantilever arms feature a patented boltless slot-in assembly:

  • The unique arm-to-upright connection allows the arm to move freely in the event of impact, avoiding undue damage to arms, uprights and the materials stored.
  • The boltless horizontal insertion into the column avoids contact with adjacent storage levels when adjusting arm heights, reducing remodeling and assembly downtime by up to 100%. As opposed to bolted arms, the OHRA arm can be repositioned within seconds.
  • High-grade forged steel column connectors guarantee a high load bearing capacity.
  • Full working depth: The OHRA arm design enables a 100% arm depth usage. No bolt head heads can cause damage goods in the case of impact.
  • OHRA arms can be incline-adjusted with a special leveling bolt if out of line, especially useful for longer arm lengths.
  • Standard pitch of 100 mm, 50mm pitch is optionally available.
  • Integrated safety fender/head-guards, for accommodatingn roll-off stops, are a standard feature for all arms.

Column/Base Characteristics:

Base legs supplied with tyre protection as standard (Racking System K60). Columns are punched double-sided as standard.
All columns are bolted to the base, providing several benefits:

a)  Optimisation of transport cost
b)  Replacement of damaged bases without complete frame     
     replacement possible
c)  Retro conversion from single to double entry possible.

Our racking systems conform to DIN EN 1090, EUROCODE, and FEM 10.2.02.

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cantilever racking technical detail
cantilever racking technical detail

Accessories for the OHRA cantilever racks

Various accessories are available for extended configuration of your OHRA racking. These may be supplied either retrospectively or directly delivered together with your order. These accessories include, grating, anti-rolling protection in heavy and light design, beams, saddle tubes, and many more. See below for a selection of implemented solutions.

cantilever racking accessory
Galvanized cantilever racking with weather protection net.
Cantilever racking accessory
Cantilever racking with arm bridges for a continuous storage possibility.

cantilever racking accessory
Cantilever racking arms with patented fixing plate
Cantilever racking accessory
Cantilever racking line with entry device and guide rail
Cantilever racking accessory
Cantilever racks with gratings. Continuous storage levels.

References for cantilever racks

Rubio Careco
FX Ruch
Rubio Careco

Rubio Careco

The French car recycler Rubio Caréco has increased its storage capacities for end-of-life vehicles fivefold on the existing area with a new racking system from OHRA. 108 newly installed double-sided cantilever racks offer a load capacity of up to 2,200 kilograms per storage level per side. With a racking height of 7,600 millimetres, five storage levels were achieved. Thus, instead of 216 cars, 1080 can now be stored in the same space - and much more safely and efficiently than in the old floor storage.

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A 17-year-old mobile racking system from thyssenkrupp Materials Hungary was brought back to the current state of the art through retrofitting. OHRA replaced worn mechanical parts and modernised the entire electrical engineering. The modernisation ensures that the plant can continue to operate with a high level of availability. The control concept and safety system are now state of the art again - so the modernised plant meets the same requirements as a new one but required only the fraction of the investment.

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Arabesque, the largest distributor of building materials and finishing products in Romania, has significantly expanded its storage capacity: OHRA's new cantilever racks reach a total length of over 250 metres at a height of up to 5,280 millimetres. The new racking system requires far less space than the previous floor storage system, so Arabesque now again has sufficient capacity to expand and enlarge its product range. This means that customer requirements can continue to be met reliably in the future.

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ULMA Construction has created new storage capacity for formwork panels by installing OHRA cantilever racks in only six months. The 58 meter long external racks with roof and clad back wall were specially adapted to the different dimensions of the plywood panels by varying the centre distances within the racks. This makes it possible to store any panel size without the panels bending during storage.

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FX Ruch

FX Ruch

With 22 cantilever and pallet racks from OHRA, the building materials dealer FX Ruch has completely restructured its branch in Radolfzell. With a warehouse, large open-air storage and drive-in area, more items are available to customers more quickly. Thanks to the racks being adapted to a wide range of goods, the company was able to combine a high storage capacity with significantly more efficient logistical processes.

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