There are some prior questions to be settled before designing a good pallet racking system of a warehouse. Some questions like “how long should the beam be?”, “how much weight could the beam bear?”, are frequently asked by customers. Helping customers find the right needs of their space and give them the most real value are the most important of our work. Actually, some questions regarding the loading capacity could not be answered immediately because there is a complicated calculating process among it. And it varies by different manufacturer, beam profile, beam length/height, steel thickness, and other factors which affect.
In order to make it be quick searched, we’ve listed a loading capacity chart of our pallet racking beams for your reference.
|Loading (KG)||Length (MM)|
*Under the Beam Deflection Length/250
For example, if the beam is L2700mm in length, and beam section is 110*50mm, and material thickness is 1.5mm, then loading capacity by this beam is 2235kg per level. And when you put 2235kg weight on it, the deflection of the beam is 2700/250 which is about 11mm.
What is beam deflection?
Beam deflection is the distance between the lowest bending point (usually in the middle) and the very end of the beam. Refer to the bellowing measuring ways from the American Racking Manufacturers Institute (RMI). But please be noted that our standard maximum deflection is Length/250 instead of L/180, which will be safer. Beam deflection is used to check whether the loading is in the allowed limits or overloaded.