Heaviest Duty Structural I-Beam Slit Coil Racking
Storing slit coils presents a challenge because they are usually tall, narrow and quite heavy. Slit coils cannot be stored eye to the aisle 2, 3 or 4 high. You would be surprised at how many customers call us wanting us to provide a coil rack system that allows them to store slit coils 2, … Continue reading Heaviest Duty Structural I-Beam Slit Coil Racking
Storing slit coils presents a challenge because they are usually tall, narrow and quite heavy. Slit coils cannot be stored eye to the aisle 2, 3 or 4 high. You would be surprised at how many customers call us wanting us to provide a coil rack system that allows them to store slit coils 2, 3 or 4 high in a coil cradle – unfortunately it just isn’t happening. Here is why – tall narrow slit coils stored eye to aisle (stored on their narrow side) could fall out of the cradle and on to the floor.
Slit coils must be stored one of two ways, either in a stationary floor mounted slit coil rack or on their side facing eye to the sky on a pallet with runners. If they are stored eye to the sky on a pallet they can be stored in selective pallet rack but here comes the challenge. Good luck finding a standard pallet rack system that has the strength to store the weight of a slit coil. Add to it the many varying slit coil sizes which require special heavy-duty steel decking that is strong enough to support the weight and not fail.
We offer you the heaviest duty structural steel I-beam slit coil racking system that his made of long span steel I-beams, similar to the I-beams used to build bridges, that have a bolted connection. Although our standard structural rack is manufactured with structural c-channel components we design our heaviest duty slit coil rack from structural I-beams. These I beams can have up to 50 KSI which is stronger and won’t bend. Steel has a memory and standard c-channel beams under max load weight will start bending and deflecting – not the case with I-beams.
Using the heaviest duty structural I-beams to create vertical upright frames and horizontal load beams we then use bolted beam tie shelf supports with a thick steel top plate to create a shelf that can be designed to support 15,000, 20,000, 25,000 up to 35,000 LBS point load. This will allow you the versatility of taking a variety of different size coils at varying weights and storing them in the middle of the shelf – between the load beams – that’s right – point loaded.
Most standard teardrop or structural pallet rack systems require the load be stored on the front and back beam. The front and back beam is what gives the shelf it’s support. setting a load between the beams is considered a dangerous point load – BUT NOT with our heaviest duty structural I-beam slit coil rack system. Our structural I-beam slit coil rack will allow you get slit coils off the floor and into the racks clearing up valuable floor space for manufacturing or equipment.
We also offer the heaviest duty structural I-beam coil rack system that stores master or mother coils in cradles, 3-4 high, facing eye to the aisle. These mother coils are cut into multiple slit coils or children with the same DNA as their mother. The steel certification of a slit coil must often be traced back to its mother coil. Slit coil storage racks allow you to accomplish that goal. They allow for high density, high efficiency, organized storage of slit coils.