cable rack


Previously, we’ve covered the various other types of racking that can better suit your inventory, increase space, and speed up workflow in your warehouse, garage or workshop.

Racking your cable or packaging stretch wrap drums vertically may be another method you’ve considered. After all, it creates more space, and removes clutter. So let’s start by getting those cumbersome drums up off of the floor, and giving you better access to your products.

But not all cable racks will do the same job. It’s why we offer two types of cable rack: front mount, and centre mount.

A front mount cable rack is suitable for lighter loads of up to 500kg, with a maximum height of 4267mm. Whereas the centre mount cable rack can store a load of up to 1800kg, and go up to a height of 7315mm. So it really depends on what you need, and how much you’ll be storing.

When it comes to building your desired cable rack setup, you can make all levels suitable for storing the drum or spindle. Or, you can mix and match with plasterboard, mesh decks or galvanised steel panels. We also have a centre mount cable kit that suits our 600mm deep longspan shelving for light loads up to 200kgs.

cable rack

However, there’s a few design guidelines that need to be met when customising your cable rack:

LONGSPAN CENTER MOUNT CABLE RACK:

  • 2000x600mm frame must have 2 beam levels minimum to complete the structure
  • 2400x600mm frame must have 3 beam levels minimum to complete the structure
  • Maximum 32mm OD spindle (pipe)
  • Heavy duty footplate must be used
  • 2pc of M8x75mm anchors required per footplate
  • Bottom beam positioned no higher than 500mm from the ground

FRONT  MOUNT CABLE RACK:

  • Maximum 48mm OD spindle (pipe)
  • Maximum frame height of 4267mmH
  • Heavy duty footplate must be used and anchored to the ground
  • Minimum of 2 beam levels positioned no more than 2210mm apart
  • Cable drums between 301-500kgs can not be loaded higher than 1598mmH
  • Loads are designed to be pulled at no more than 1.5m from the front of the rack
  • Load forces must not exceed a pull load of 80kgs

CENTRE MOUNT CABLE RACK:

  • Best suited with 48 to 76mm OD spindles (pipe)
  • Maximum frame height of 7315mmH
  • Heavy duty footplate must be used and anchored to the ground
  • Bottom beam positioned no higher than 2210mm from the ground, all consecutive levels are not to exceed 2591mm apart
  • Cable drums between 1500-1800kgs cannot be loaded above 1829mm from the ground
  • Cable drums between 1001-1499kgs cannot be loaded above 3963mm from the ground
  • Loads are designed to be pulled at no more than 1.5m from the front of the rack

With so many configurations of cable rack available, before we can give you a quote, we need to understand certain specifications of your fitout – like drum width and diameter, hole size, weight, racking height, number of levels, and more.

Check out the additional information tab of our cable racks page for more details.