Self-supporting structures, impressive building
The self-supporting warehouses are important engineering project: the stand-alone racking systems, the side walls and roofing are the main components of the building. Due to their complexity, the self-supporting warehouses must respect and meet detailed static and dynamic requirements in observance of building regulations.
Features of self-supporting racking systems
The self-supporting racking systems sustains the weight of themselves, of the stored goods, of the material handling robots and of all the covering elements. Furthermore, the self-supporting structure withstand the external agents such as: snow, wind, seismic forces, etc.
The self-supporting racking systems – thanks their development in height - are suitable to reduce the covered floor area. This type of warehouses usually has heights between 10 and 40 meters: the limits are determined by building regulations and stacker cranes capacity.
Furthermore, as there are not masonry works, the high bay warehouses have a low impact on factory layout.
The self-supporting racking systems, installed on a reinforced concrete foundation, can be designed in single, double or multi depth. According to Customer’s requirements, there are many options regarding aeration, illumination, control or refrigeration of the temperature.
The advantages of self-supporting racks
The full racks covering, thanks to sandwich panels, avoids the building construction;
The covering of the self-supporting racking systems can be completed with photovoltaic panels in order to make the warehouse self-sufficient in power terms;
Exploiting heights and optimising floor space, in compliance with regulations;
High productivity and continuity of logistic flows;
Perfect integration with traditional warehouses.