Now you have a choice of Dexion racking systems: the market-leading Keylock and all-new Speedlock. With sixteen different beam profiles, each with its own selection of size and load-carrying capacities, the addition of Speedlock means Dexion's flexibility simply can't be matched by the competition. Nor can anyone equal Dexion's ability to create customised, cost-effective solutions.
Dexion's I-Beam has been developed as a lower-cost solution for businesses with lighter demands on racking equipment.
That's not to say strength has been sacrificed.
On a size-for-size basis, I-Beam has a considerably greater load capacity. Weight is dispersed evenly over the beam, eliminating 'hot-spots' of stress, while the unique tox-stitching process strengthens the beam.
The I-Beam also uses less steel, making the I-Beam lighter and easier to transport and install.
So you'll be working better, faster.
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It's the top edge of your box beam that sustains the most punishment. With truck forks and laden pallets banging down day in, day out, it's here that your box beam needs to be strongest. Yet this is the point that some box beams are at their weakest.
Dexion box beams are formed using two 'C' sections interlocked over the length of the beam, forming a double skin at the top and bottom of the beam. It puts top grade steel where it's needed most. The return flange also gives the beam added load-bearing capacity and allows a lower profile, making greater use of your limited vertical space.
Dexion not only has the largest range of box beams, but also boasts the greatest load carrying capacity on the market on a size-for-size basis.
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Extra Heavy duty beams are fitted to what’s called the ‘impact zone’, the bottom beam level where forklifts are most likely to cause damage. Dexion’s market leading Standard Box Beams are designed and proven to resist impact by forklifts in this zone.
Their performance equals all other heavy duty box beams on the market. However, in the area of specific concern, the impact zone, Dexion’s Extra Heavy Duty Box Beam outperforms every other beam on the market. Our box beam range provides you with a superior beam throughout your entire installation, not only at the impact zone.
The new generation of Dexion uprights brings the rigour and safety of AS4084:2012 compliant design to your business. Dexion has twelve different uprights to precisely meet the needs of any application. Uprights are made with high strength steel and the slot pattern is expressly designed to remove as little of that steel from the upright as possible. This provides maximum strength and structural robustness. It's this commitment to quality of steel and efficient design that's kept Dexion ahead of the market for over sixty-five years.
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The new AS4084:2012 requires racking manufacturers to determine the material properties of their components by conducting independent testing. Within a six month period, the University of Technology, Sydney has conducted over one thousand tests, and counting, on all Dexion's racking components. Because at Dexion today, we understand that compliance with the toughest standard in the world is critical in future-proofing your new racking system, wherever you do business.
AS4084:2012 requires racking manufacturers to determine the material properties of their components by following a range of test procedures. The results of the tests are evaluated by our engineers to determine the structural performance of components.
Tensile test.Determines the strength of the steel ensuring the accuracy of calculations.
Upright stub column.Stub column tests are used to help determine the ultimate strength of the uprights.
Upright long column.The long column tests determine the axial load capacity of the upright taking into account the influence of buckling.
Upright splice.Determines the stiffness and strength of splices between upright sections.
Frame shear stiffness.Determines transverse shear stiffness per unit length of upright frame to assess the stability and shear strength of the frame.
Beam end connectors.
Bending: Measures the bending strength of a beam and beam rotation about its longitudinal axis.
Shear: Measures the shear strength of the connector and the connector lock.
Looseness: Obtains a value of the looseness of the connection for use in the design calculation.
Baseplate.Measures the moment-rotation characteristics of the connection between the upright and the floor across a range of axial loads up to the maximum design strength of the upright.
Each component in the Dexion range has been designed and independently tested for, AS4084 and EN compliance at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia. UTS have conducted over 950 tests on Dexion’s racking components to determine their material properties. The results of these tests are evaluated by Dexion engineers to determine the structural performance of the components. The thoroughness of these testing procedures ensures Dexion components perform to their stated loads. This provides peace-of-mind in quality components which have been put to the test before they reach the floor of distribution centres. Testing continues at both our own facility, the Comino Research Centre, and at UTS, providing you with the assurance of maximum safety, efficiency and price competitiveness. So when you choose Dexion racking components, you’re not just choosing the best locally, you’re choosing the best in the world.
AS4084:2012 provides designers of steel storage racking with specifications for hot-rolled and cold-formed steel structural members used for action carrying purposes. It sets the minimum requirement for component design, fabrication and erection tolerances, testing methods, operation and maintenance of steel storage racking.
The AS4084 Standard is comprised of two parts:
1) Steel design, based on the requirements of the Australian Standard for steel.
2) Analysis, which is based on the EN Standard (formerly FEM).
The EN Standard is indispensable to AS4084. AS4084:2012 incorporates an extended range of tests which accommodate advanced engineering techniques with regard to product testing not yet incorporated in the EN Standard. So, however you evaluate it, the new AS4084 standard is the most demanding and stringent standard currently available.
The world-class range of Dexion industrial storage products is designed to perform day in, day out. In fact, Dexion products are designed to last a lifetime, that's why in addition to our standard 12 month warranty we offer our customers the Dexion Lifetime Product Warranty*.
The Dexion Lifetime Product Warranty* covers structural failure and defects in materials and workmanship in new products manufactured by Dexion. For the Dexion Lifetime Product Warranty* to remain valid, Dexion must carry out an inspection of your storage installation and Dexion products during the 12th month of each consecutive 12 month period for the duration of the Dexion Lifetime Product Warranty*.