pallet racking loading chart

How much weight could the beam bear

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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)
Beam Section 1000 1200 1500 1800 2000 2300 2500 2700 3000 3300 3600
CE80*40*1.5 3000 2500 2247 1900 1500 1210 1000 900 714 540 400
CE90*40*1.5 3500 3050 2742 2344 1930 1560 1360 1170 930 720 535
CE100*40*1.5 4000 3470 3120 2615 2218 1910 1750 1500 1195 920 680
CE100*50*1.5 4300 3877 3387 2895 2567 2210 2100 1800 1444 1096 780
CE110*40*1.5 4300 4038 3425 2923 2618 2250 2150 1900 1500 1143 860
CE110*50*1.5 4300 4300 3743 3125 2911 2620 2500 2235 1758 1358 1000
CE120*40*1.5 4300 4300 3834 3201 3011 2710 2580 2300 1850 1440 1065
CE120*50*1.5 4300 4300 4170 3482 3374 3046 2900 2700 2172 1670 1241
CE130*40*1.5 4300 4300 4300 3586 3490 3148 3000 2750 2200 1715 1286
CE130*50*1.5 4300 4300 4300 4012 3726 3462 3300 3080 2500 2000 1500
CE140*50*1.5 4300 4300 4300 4300 4058 3724 3550 3250 2840 2320 1785
CE150*50*1.5 4300 4300 4300 4300 4300 4100 3920 3700 3180 2700 2053
CE150*50*2.0 4300 4300 4300 4300 4300 4300 4300 4300 3874 3400 2680

*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.

BEAM DEFLECTION

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