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Shelving

Industrialized shelving immensely improves product storage. Proper product organization offers a convenient way to sort through inventory. Industrial shelving is designed for hand stack only and requires a shelf to be at the floor level, whereas pallet rack is designed for dense storage of palletized product accessible via forklift and can utilize the floor as the first storage level. Shelving is designed for handloading; higher levels can be reached by using a rolling ladder. The most common types of shelving are: steel clip adjustable shelving with shelf depths of 12”, 18”, 24” to 36” and shelf widths are usually 36” to 48” wide. Rivet rack is assembled with steel beams and posts with either wood decking of wire decking. Rivet rack is like an erector set and can be made to hold small, medium, and large boxes. Banker boxes of files are commonly stored on rivet rack. Another type of shelving system is a wide span or bulk storage rack; this rack looks similar to a pallet rack, but it is lighter duty and made to be hand loaded. Wide Span/Bulk Rack should not be loaded and unloaded with a forklift. Steel clip adjustable shelving is used for small to medium size boxes and bins and has 1 to 1½” adjustability depending on brand. Steel shelving is usually braced with cross bracing on two sides and the back this is also referred to as open shelving. When steel shelving has solid steel sides and backs, this is called closed shelving. When installing shelving either back-to-back or side-to-side, the sections share the back or side bracing. Common rivet rack sizes run from 12” to 48” deep and from 36” to 96” wide. The steel structure is assembled with a rubber mallet, and the decking can be wood or wire. The system is made of double rivet beams that give the rack side-to-side stability, no sway bracing is required, and the product can be picked from all sides.