Shelving plays an essential role in warehouse storage, provides access to order pickers, and protects inventory from material handling equipment. There are various shelving systems available for warehousing operations, balancing cost, assembly, strength, and maintenance costs.
If you’re in the market for a storage solution that’s fast and simple to assemble, consider industrial boltless shelving. This system offers access to all four sides and has no cross bracing to obstruct picking equipment.
You don’t need bolts, nuts, clips, or other fasteners to assemble the shelving unit in a boltless shelving system. The 14-gauge posts have a series of teardrop-shaped holes into which you insert the studs of cross beams. Using a rubber mallet or wooden hammer, you then tap the top of the beam, wedging the studs into the narrower slots.
For a more lightweight and versatile storage option, consider wire shelving. Wire shelving that features chrome plating is highly corrosion resistant. The wire design increases light penetration, which improves product visibility. This design also promotes air circulation, which is beneficial for keeping food fresh.
The open design also ensures that overhead sprinkler systems can disperse water more effectively. Each unit is priced with four shelves, and each shelf is adjustable in 1” increments.
While your warehousing facility may benefit from these types of lightweight, open designs, it’s important to consider options when you need additional strength.
Heavy-duty industrial steel shelving offers the strength and rigidity you need to support heavy loads. Featuring 18-gauge steel construction, this type of shelving is ideal for heavy machine parts, gears, and castings.
Available in either closed or open designs, the latter has cross bracing for additional support. If you have a specific weight limit or configuration in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc. offers a wide variety of shelving systems for the modern warehouse. These range from wire and boltless to industrial steel shelving. We also specialize in pallet racking, rack shelving, cantilever racks, and flow racks. If you need guidance in choosing the shelving or racking system that’s suitable for your warehouse, call us at (800) 589-7225.