To most people, all steel shelves are the same. The truth is that there is a variety of steel shelving systems. Because these systems feature unique qualities and characteristics, they are used for a broad range of applications.
For instance, steel shelves commonly are used in home offices; within the commercial arena in retail stores, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and automotive companies; and by industrial businesses, including manufacturing plants, warehouses, and distribution centers.
In addition to researching different brands and types of systems, anyone interested in new steel shelves should spend time uncovering some of the lesser-known facts.
- Boltless Shelving– Although boltless steel storage shelving is one of the most popular choices today, some people have no idea what they are, how they work, and the way they benefit. As the name implies, boltless steel shelving is assembled without the use of bolts. This makes it easy to assemble, disassemble, and make adjustments. Not only does this shelving solution save valuable time, it is more convenient and cost-effective. Ultimately, boltless shelves are much easier to move, whether within the same facility or to a completely different location.
- Open Design– Another lesser-known fact about steel shelving is that along with a closed design, which has a back and three sides, there is an open design. In this design, all four sides are open. Designed without a sway bar, these shelves are completely accessible from all angles. Based on their design, they are perfect for tighter spaces.
- Materials– To create steel storage shelving, not all manufacturers use the same quality and strength of the metal. Obviously, the better the steel, the better the shelving system. For this reason, shelving made of high-strength 50 KSI steel is highly recommended.
- Add-Ons– Something else to consider about steel shelves is that some are designed to grow with the business. In other words, rather than purchase more steel shelving systems that take up horizontal space, a catwalk makes it possible to expand vertically. Therefore, the shelving system grows with the company without compromising on performance or costing a fortune.
To enhance your company’s operations and streamline processes, it is essential to choose the right steel shelves. At WPSS, our experts will gladly work with you to assess your current and future needs. Please contact us today.