Shelves are, for many companies, a necessity. Your product has to be stored somewhere until purchased and often this is the case in both the warehouse sector as well as the retail stores like home improvement stores. Using longspan shelving for heavy items is a good idea because of the way these shelves are built to last, and sustain an incredible weight load. You don’t want to purchase shelving that can barely handle the weight you plan to put on it because over the years or even months, chances are if you’re using the maximum weight capacity it will start to bend and degrade until it breaks.
With longspan shelving you can get weight limits of around 30k pounds which for most applications is more than enough- by a mile, but this also means that if you expand or need to put heavier items somewhere, you will have the resources to store it. If your products are heavier and require even more heavy limits than that, there are available shelves that can handle this too. When a company purchases longspan shelving for commercial storage they will often consider the average payload they will be putting on it, and may double that so assure they have some wiggle room. Often if you use only half or less of the weight limit, the shelves will last much longer and may never need replacing!
There are many types of materials used in shelves and storage racks. You can find them in plastic, aluminum, and other low impact materials, but these often will break regardless of what you put on them, with general wear and tear, much faster than say steel shelving brackets. Using steel assures your shelves will last a very long time thus recouping the investment in getting them in the first place rather quickly and enjoying them much longer. For most companies the bottom line is value, but there must be a balance of both value and security for their products.
It does no good to save money on shelving only to spend more when the shelves break and the product becomes damaged. Although the more durable longspan shelving costs a little bit more initially, you can take security in the fact that they may be around longer than the business! Shelving is something you only really want to worry about once, unless you expand and need more storage shelves or heavier duty shelves.
Post time: 01-30-2017