Overhead-Supported Art Racks

The hanging art and artifacts you store are one-of-a-kind. As such, the solutions used to preserve them should allow for creating a secure and customized fit. Spacesaver’s Hang-Glider Pro® provides an innovative method for institutions to safely store, access, organize, and protect framed art and cultural artifacts especially those of larger sizes.

overhead supported art rack

Smooth Operation from (Over)Head to Toe

Featuring an overhead track and precision frictionless roller bearing trolley system that work in unison to provide smooth guidance and minimal vibration, Spacesaver’s overhead-supported pull-out art racks keep more pieces securely in place and in view of patrons.

Protection is further enhanced with a unique anti-sway guide wheel mounted at the front base of each panel, as well as a floor-anchored guide mechanism at the rear, working in tandem to virtually eliminate screen sway and vibration.

overhead supported art rack
Holocaust museum overhead supported art rack
Holocaust museum overhead supported art rack
overhead supported art rack

Storage panel deceleration is controlled by Spacesaver’s unique braking device, which slows panel motion during the last 15″ (385 mm) of movement in either direction. This device protects materials during panel operation by reducing the likelihood of jarring stops.

Screen Options & Accessories

One of six variations of Spacesaver’s USA-made, high-quality steel art racks, the Overhead-Supported Art Rack supports a wide variety of hanging accessories. To securely store collections of all shapes and sizes, the Overhead-Supported Art Rack is available with woven wire and punched (horizontal diamond, vertical diamond, or rectangular) screen options. See how it compares to the rest of our Art Rack options in the chart below.

closeup of punched horizontal diamond art screen
Horizontal diamond
closeup of punched triangle art screen
closeup of welded wire art screen
Welded Wire
closeup of woven wire art screen
art rack hanger accessory

Art Hooks - Available unfinished or with a museum-safe coating to prevent scratching, our hooks are designed to securely hold hanging art.

modular art rack tray accessory

Art Rack Tray - Originally designed to support spear bases, our clients also use them to store spare hangers and other supplies at the point of need. Custom sizes and designs are available.

Spacesaver art rack standard shelf accessory

Art Rack Shelf - Provides additional support for hanging art by reducing stress on wire attachment hardware and other hanging apparatus. The bent lip running along the shelf’s outer edge prevents slippage.

textile roll holder accessory

Textile Roll Holder - Our textile roll holders are available with a non-off-gassing powder coat paint finish, or they can be coated to protect against scratching and abrasion.

Art Rack Comparison

Need a different style art rack for your specific application? Please see the other options in our comprehensive art storage solution set.

Carriage-Mounted Modular Wall-Mounted Lateral Floor-Supported Overhead-Supported
Welded wire screen X
Triangle punched screen X
Punched screens X X X X X
Woven wire screen X X X X X
Double-sided X X X X X
Single-sided X X X
In-floor rail guidance required X X X
Ceiling guidance required X X
Unistrut required (sourced by distributor) X X
Easily relocated X X
Modes of operation Manual, Mechanical Assist, Powered Manual NA Manual, Mechanical Assist Manual Manual

Note: client is responsible for consulting with architect and/or structural engineer to ensure building’s capability of supporting loads imposed by storage systems.