Why rivet shelving can be the best option for the warehouse
Warehouse shelving is different from what is ordinarily used in retail stores and offices. Rivet shelving is strong at a capacity of 1850 pounds per shelf level. This means that the warehouse shelving can accommodate even extremely heavy equipment and machineries for storage. Rivet shelving is typically constructed from a solid steel frame with a 5/8” particle board with little or no hardware involved. Rivet shelving is considered as the most economical among industrial shelving and it is particularly used for high density and bulk storage applications. However, rivet shelving also has its drawbacks because it cannot be called attractive no matter how you look at it. Because of its solid steel structure, it can be significantly heavy and would require a material handling equipment to be transferred from one location to another.
Steel shelving for high density storage
Steel shelving is another typical warehouse shelving although it is also used in some offices. Steel shelving is available in open and close configurations for parts storage. Compression clips that can be adjusted in 1-inch increments allow for better adjustability than rivet shelving. Steel shelving is easily customizable with bin front fronts, multiple kinds of dividers and doors and modular drawer inserts. Shelves can be installed close together which allows for high density storage. Because it is available in many different colors, steel shelving will not look odd when used in the office. However, colored steel shelves are more expensive than the standard grays and tans. Installation of the shelves needs clips and braces and requires more effort and time than the rivet shelving.
Wire shelving for clean applications
Wire shelving is more suitable for commercial applications where rivet shelving will certainly look out place. While it is not highly suitable as warehouse shelving, wire shelving can be used for wash down and wet applications. Similar to rivet shelving, all four sides of the wire shelving can be accessed. The shelves are also adjustable at 1-inch increments without the need for additional hardware during installation. However, size variations are limited and shelf capacity ranges are not as broad as rivet and steel shelving. It is also the most expensive type of shelving because it can be converted into a mobile unit.
When making a choice for industrial shelving, space is an important consideration so that the material handling equipment can safely navigate and maneuver. It is also important to comply with all safety regulations to lower the risks of accidents. The durability of the materials used in construction should ensure that it is a custom fit for warehouse requirements.