Types and applications of industrial steel shelving

June 27, 2020 10:49 am

When it comes to the different types of industrial shelving, there are several of these options on the market today. However, due to the plethora of different options, it can sometimes be difficult to determine just what kind of applications are needed in the work space. This article will be going over the many different types and applications of industrial steel shelving as well as the typical use for each of these options. To learn more, continue reading.

Steel shelving is the most common type of industrial shelving. This is most likely due to the fact that steel shelving is typically easy to assemble by professional installers, and can be accessorized with plenty of different options in order to serve its function to the highest potential. With all of this being said, there are two different types of steel shelving to be considered. Units can be either open or closed. Therefore, what exactly is the main difference between closed steel shelving and open steel shelving? Below are a few details for each of these:

Closed Steel Shelving

Closed steel shelving units are typically enclosed on the back and on the sides – similar to a traditional cabinet or bookcase. These specific types of shelving units provide stability as well as item protection and overall cleanliness. In addition to this, closed metal shelving units can be configured in starter units or add- on units to create a row. This can be ideal for protecting contents that are being stored on the shelf. With this being said, closed back units may not always be up to fire code. Therefore, it is crucial to consider this when determining what type of steel shelving is needed. Building codes should always be assessed by a professional before speaking to shelving manufacturers.

Open Steel Shelving

Open steel shelving is highly durable and highly accessible. These types of shelving units are strengthened by using braces in order to create stability. These shelving units are extremely durable and can easily be adjusted to suit the weight capacity of the inventory.  These can also be customized and even help optimize space within the warehouse. The best uses for open steel shelving are bulky or packaged items.

Bin Shelving Units

Last on this list are bin shelving units. These units are ideal for storage and organization purposes. In fact, bin shelving is an important part of an integrated storage system. This is because employees who work inside industrial warehouses rely on superior organization and secure storage of bin shelves. There are also a variety of options when it comes to deciding on the best bin shelving units. In addition to this, bin shelving units are also cost effective and easy to install. For more information regarding shelving options, contact Western Pacific Storage Solutions.

At WPSS, we offer multiple types of shelving units that are customized for each warehouse’s individual needs.

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