Determining Ideal Shelving Systems for a Warehouse

April 13, 2020 10:39 am

Choosing the correct Industrial Metal Shelving for a storage facility or supply depot has become increasingly complex in recent years. And needless to say, it is an important choice that should be approached with due consideration.

Online shopping has maintained a nearly exponential growth into 2021, with an ever-increasing need to improve warehouse capacity and efficiency. With approximately one billion sq. feet of industrial storage space having been built in the last decade, and most of it just in the past two years, it is easy to see where the future lies for large retailers and supply chains.

However, size is far from the only factor in managing a warehouse or supply depot. The way it is organized and equipped should depend on its specific purpose, and will in turn heavily influence its efficiency. Among the aspects of a well outfitted warehouse is the choice of Industrial Storage Shelving.

Choosing the correct Industrial Shelving Systems for their respective purposes can influence the bottom line in ways that can cripple or greatly benefit a business. Here are a few options or kinds of Industrial Storage Shelving and the purposes they serve best.

Rivet Shelving
Rivet shelving is one of the most commonly used across warehouses and supply chains for its reliability and ease of deployment. This type of Industrial Metal Shelving is constructed using a series of interlocking rivets to support the shelf.

It is also known as boltless shelving because the shelf is fixed in its position under its own weight. The rivets are inserted in the shelving frame and lock into place with the use of a rubber mallet only, requiring no other tools.

Wire Shelving
This type of lightweight solution is used in Industrial Shelving Systems serving for food storage and other goods that require clean environments. The reason for this is not so much the light weight of the shelving system but due to the fact that wire shelving has a small surface area. This type of shelf does not collect humidity and is less susceptible therefore to rust and mold.

Bin Systems
Bin systems are a type of Industrial Storage Shelving perfect for smaller items you wouldn’t place on wire shelves or other larger shelf types.

There is of course a lot more that can be said and elaborated on the topic of various Industrial Shelving Systems and their uses.

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