Commercial shelving is crucial for an efficient warehouse, supermarket, retail organization, and other storage facilities. An effective storage system provides a sense of order and structure to a commercial facility, making work tasks quicker and easier for employees. Quality shelving units can help avoid clutter. This improves the aesthetic appearance of a storage area and creates more space, enabling you to stock more items.
Heavy duty industrial steel shelving is a popular commercial storage option. Metal shelving is strong, sturdy, and durable so that it can store a variety of products, from bulky automotive goods to smaller mechanical components. Although metal shelving can come in thin sheets for an office or garage shelving unit, heavy-duty steel can be used for much larger goods.
Whether you need metal storage shelves to stock spare office equipment or you require heavy-duty commercial shelving to house machinery in your warehouse, explore your options at Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc.
Types of Commercial Metal Shelving & Metal Storage Shelves
Commercial metal shelving comes in different shapes, sizes, and thicknesses. Some units have open shelving, while others can be closed using sliding doors or lids.
At Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc., we offer a range of metal shelving and storage shelf options for commercial businesses. Here are some of the most popular types of metal shelving we provide:
Metal pallet racking systems consist of steel structures that hold pallets in place for storing goods. There are several different pallet racking systems, but all are designed to keep palletized goods on horizontal rows. They typically have multiple levels, giving retailers and warehouse managers more vertical storage space. Pallet racking systems can be accessed manually at lower levels, but higher racks usually require forklifts for access.
Solid steel pallet racks are a popular solution for warehouses that store heavy-duty items. The decking is created using solid but smooth sheet metal that falls over the edge of each beam before being welded to the supports. Depending on the thickness of the deck and sheet metal and the number of attached supports, the rack may be able to support different load capacities. Solid steel pallet racking is known to be able to hold extremely heavy items.
Other types of pallet racking systems include perforated decks, corrugated B decks, and wire decks. These are mostly used to store small to medium-sized items.
Rivet shelving can be assembled in a single or double rivet design, making it extra sturdy. It is easy to put together and reconfigure so you can adjust the layout of your warehouse to accommodate seasonal inventory fluctuations.
Despite being used for small to medium-sized goods, individual rivet shelving units can store items weighing up to 2,000 lbs. This makes it a strong rival to pallet racking systems.
One of the main reasons rivet shelving is so sturdy is the unique design of its connectors. It uses teardrop holes and button-style pins to create a secure connection between the posts and shelf beams, giving it excellent stability and ensuring it can hold heavy loads.
Since rivet shelving is so versatile, it can be adapted to existing warehouse layouts designed to fit your exact needs. It can create multi-level storage systems and gives unimpeded access from different sides, making product retrieval seamless for workers.
At Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc., we carry high-quality boltless shelving from Jaken. Double rivets at the top and bottom of the unit ensure stability and rigidity. This means there is no need for cross braces to support the uprights, giving you 360° access and visibility.
Metal storage shelves are essential in the automotive industry. Automotive parts come in different sizes, from small mechanical components to bulky, heavy engine parts. Comprehensive storage systems are vital to organize and arrange different types of automotive equipment. It also must be durable to withstand accidental damage from moving around tools and car parts.
At Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc., we provide automotive sliding shelving systems. These have an open-shelf design to ensure you have no issues storing any products. If you want a closed-door system, these shelves are fully customizable, allowing you to add modular drawers, dividers, and cubby holes. Each unit can be bolted from the front or back for extra stability, giving items additional protection.
All units are individual and can be reassembled easily. Sliding automotive shelves can improve storage efficiency in garages and other motor-based businesses.
Wire shelving is a lightweight option, suitable for garages, homes, offices, supermarkets, and smaller storage areas. It is versatile, lightweight, and easy to assemble, making it a popular storage choice. Wire shelving is made by welding steel wires together. At Shelving + Rack Systems Inc., we offer wire shelving from Quantum Storage Systems in several finishes, including chrome, bright zinc, and epoxy-coated.
One of the key advantages of wire shelving is that it is low maintenance and offers plenty of ventilation. This makes it suitable for food storage in commercial kitchens. The wired design gives excellent visibility, ensuring workers can easily identify the stored items. This type of shelving comes in freestanding, mobile, or wall-mounted varieties.
While wire shelving has many uses, it is predominantly used in supermarkets, offices, kitchens, and as mobile transport in warehouses. Bins and trays may be fitted for organizational purposes or to make product identification easier.
Find Suitable Commercial Metal Shelving for Your Business
Metal shelving is a long-lasting and durable storage option for a range of applications. It is versatile, customizable, and temperature resistant, making it the ideal storage solution for delicate items to large-scale industrial equipment.
Shelving + Rack Systems Inc. is a leading provider of metal shelving solutions. Contact us today or explore our website for more information on our products.