Industrial Shelving Units: What Are the Most Popular Types?

The industrial shelving system you use for your business has an important impact on the organization, efficiency, productivity, and workflow of the facility. Depending on the type of products you store, and the floor space and accessibility, a particular type of industrial shelves may be most beneficial.

While new shelving is typically covered by a warranty and is more likely to maintain its condition long-term, it is very expensive. Used industrial shelving is a popular choice among businesses to reduce costs. Industrial shelving is built for longevity using steel and heavy-duty materials, making used varieties viable options for many businesses.

To ensure safety and reliability, it’s important to source warehouse shelving from a reliable provider, such as Shelving + Racks Systems, Inc.

What is Industrial Shelving?

Industrial shelving differs from traditional shelves in terms of materials and durability. It is purpose-built to store various items, including bulky goods and items that lightweight timber shelves cannot support.

Industrial shelving is designed so workers can retrieve items manually. It shouldn’t be confused with pallet racking systems or storage racks, such as wire racks. These systems are intended for storing boxes and containers that contain multiple items so that warehouse employees can transport them in bulk.

Installing the right shelving and racking enables faster and more efficient material handling.

Popular Types of Shelving Units

With so many types of industrial shelving to choose from, it can be difficult to determine the right style and design for your needs. At Shelving + Racks Systems, Inc., we stock a wide range of new and used options for various uses. Here are the most popular types of industrial shelving worth considering:

Boltless Shelving

Boltless shelves are popular storage solutions for small to medium-sized businesses such as local distribution centers, pharmacies, and retail stores.

This type of shelving functions without nuts or bolts. The frame contains perforated posts and connecting rails, making it a versatile and highly customizable option. Opt for a shelving unit with multiple buttons, enabling you to adjust the shelves to whatever height you choose.

At Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc., we supply several types of boltless shelving units, including all-welded and particle board options. Our 200a 5 shelf units are manufactured using industrial-strength steel, ensuring they are strong and durable. The shelves adjust on 1” to 1½” centers, providing a height between 3” and 12”.

Wire Shelving

Wire shelving is crafted from stainless steel and chrome. All shelves are framed with trussed wire and contain wire mesh. This offers workers and pickers improved visibility, allowing fast and efficient handling.

This type of shelving is popular for home garages due to its durability, versatility, and ease of assembly. It is also a go-to for food service companies. However, food-grade shelving is specially coated with materials to handle fluctuating temperatures and moisture.

We provide a range of wire shelving options, from chrome wire shelving with hopper bins to 4-shelf consumer-grade shelving. We also stock replacement shelves in four finishes: chrome, green, gray, and black epoxy.

Allstor Shelving

Rivet Shelving

Rivet shelving is a simple, clean storage solution used to hold medium to heavy goods in warehouses, factories, or offices. Our rivet shelving is easy to assemble and adjustable, allowing you to customize your system for optimal storage capacity.

The Rivet-Rak Steel Shelving – Bulkmaster gives unobstructed, easy access from all sides, ensuring fast and efficient stocking and retrieval. This model features double rivet beams on the top and bottom, and uses single rivet beams to give you maximum vertical space on intermediate level shelves.

We also supply 96” wide particle boards for replacing shelves or improving the stability of your storage platform.

Mobile Shelving

Mobile units help improve storage efficiency by allowing you to adapt warehouse space as needed. Mobile shelving is available in multiple configurations, affording you increased control over space utilization and enabling different storage systems, including high-density and low-density options.

We stock a huge selection of mobile storage units. Popular types include mobile chrome wire shelving, 3-sided trucks, 4-shelf mobile units, and additional shelves for rolling carts.

Bulk Rack Shelving

Bulk rack shelving is typically used as an intermediary between heavy-duty boltless shelves and pallet racks. It is designed for manual handpicking as the shelves are spacious and accessible. We stock bulk metal shelving and also offer steel, wire decking, or particle board options, depending on the type of products you stock.

Our Super Duty 14 gauge shelving is sturdy, reliable, and long-lasting. It is ideal for stocking heavy-duty items like hardware goods, castings, and bar equipment.

Improve Your Storage System With Industrial Shelving

At Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc., we provide an extensive inventory of new and used industrial shelving, accessories, and replacement parts. Whether you’re refurbishing or upgrading, browse our online catalog to view our full selection.

If you’re unsure of what you need, we can offer advice and guidance to help you determine the best option for your space and budget.

Give us a call today, at (800) 589-7225.