Depending on the type of business you’re running, the type of warehouse shelving you choose is of utmost importance for your budget as well as for the flow and organisation of your products. Being able to find shelving that is durable, one that can be easily installed and enables flexibility, shouldn’t have to be a hard and frustrating process.
However, there are many different designs, styles and makes to choose from, which kind of makes it frustrating if you have no previous knowledge on the issue. There are a few options that can be considered industry standards. Here are some of the most popular warehouse shelving systems that warehouses and retail stores use today.
The pallet racking shelving systems are the most commonly used ones in Australian warehouses and retail stores. The ability to stack the racks on top of each other in order to fully optimise vertical space makes them the most versatile choice. Moreover, they are accessible from the sides which makes using warehouse vehicles very convenient. The pallet racking shelving system is also extremely durable and can hold large quantities of heavy items. And most importantly, the pallet racking system has great safety features due to the high quality materials it is built from. It offers optimum safety, reliability and strength to help employees in the warehouse feel safe and secure.
Steel shelving is another popular and common type of shelving, whether that’s for retail or warehouse storage. That’s because it’s made of a relatively inexpensive material, which is also robust. These systems are suitable for smaller products which can be stored in carton or plastic boxes, mostly because the steel shelving can be organised as high rise shelving systems for bigger warehouses or normal floor units. When choosing a steel shelving system for your warehouse or retail store, you should consider whether you’d like the clip style of the nut-and-bolt set-up. The clip style uses compression clips in order to make shelves height-adjustable while still offering a sturdy foundation for heavier materials. Clips are considered much easier to maneuver with than the nut-and-bolt setup, which requires tools to adjust the heights.
Clipless shelving systems are generally constructed with a particle board and steel bracing. This type is very easy to install and is quite versatile. Even though they are easy to maintain and are very lightweight, these shelves can hold up to 200-250kgs, depending on the base shelving units. This system is similar to the pallet racking system and it’s becoming more and more popular nowadays.