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Features of longspan shelving or longspan racking

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

 Longspan shelving includes medium duty racking type B and type A. Usually use quality cold rolled steel SPCC and Q235. Use upright frame and beam as major component. Put the step beam or Z beam on the shelf. It’s easy for man to handle. Longspan shelving can suit for various of industries, the vantage is low cost, reliable quality, easy to assemble and disassemble. It can be used separately or join together with major frame and additional frame.


Features of longspan shelving:


1.       The upright fame includes upright post, horizontal bracing, diagonal bracing, bolts, nuts and foot plate. We can use safety pins to lock the beam, the structure is very stable. The steel shelf is put on the step beam, each spacing can be adjusted by 50mm

2.       The loading capacity is according to the section of beam, thickness of shelf and quantity of stiffners. The maximum load capacity can be 800kg/level.

3.       General speaking, the height of frame is less than 3 meter, we can also build mezzanine floor on the racking system.

4.       The specification of upright post is 55 x 70 x 2.0, for the step beam, we have 50 x 30, 60 x 40, 80 x 50 and 110 x 50. We also have Z beam for longspan shelving

5.       We use SPCC for steel shelf. Under cutting, bending and welding the stiffners.

As a professional manuafcturer & exporter for longspan shelving, T Racking export a lot of longspan shelving to Australia, UK, South Africa…etc.

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Different beams for various of racking and shelving

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Today let’s talk about the different specification of beams and function of beams.


The two basic elements for pallet racking is upright frame and beam. Upright Frame is the frame structure of racking system, which hold all the weight and fix the beams. Beams are the directly support of cargo. The specification of beam will affect the load capacity of total system.


There are 3 types of beams which were most frequently used in racking system:


1.       Box beam. Box beam is joined with 2 pieces of C section steel with spot weld or formed directly. Box beam is the most widely used beam, as the structure is the most strong compare with other type of beam. Usually the box beam have 3 or 4 hooks according to different load requirement. The section is from 80 x 40 to 150 x 50 to suitable

2.       Step beam: step beam is mainly used to put steel shelf or wood shelf on the beam. Step beam is also called P beam. The beam section can be 50 x 30, 60 x 40 or 80 x 50.

3.       Z beam: Z beam is the beam formed with Z section, it’s usually used for light duty cargo. The section can be 60 x 40 or 80 x 50.  Z beam and step beam is mainly used for longspan shelving or medium duty racking


The length of beam is depend on how many pallets will put on the beam. Take the 1200 x 800 euro pallets for example, L2400 beam can fit 2 pallets, L2700 beam can fit 3 pallets per level. For non standard pallet, we can use customized beams to meet client requirement.


Load Capacity of beam: load capacity is a important factor for beam. The structure and section size will affect load capacity a lot. General speaking, more complex the section is, the better capacity it will be. Our engineer will choose the minimum cost solution to reach the requirement of each client.