Shelving is obviously a critical part of warehouse storage, so choosing the right material for the job is especially important.
The wrong shelving can cause damage to property and can even be a hazard to those working with and around it.
When it comes to the safety of staff and customers, you can never be too careful. That’s why choosing the correct shelving for your warehouse is important to get right the first time around, instead of waiting until fate decides for you.
We strongly believe that wire mesh shelves are the best option available to warehouse owners, especially over other materials like MDF or steel, and here’s why…
Strength and reliability
Wire mesh shelves are strong and can support 1000 kg per shelf with four in-welded pallet support bars per shelf. They also distribute the full weight of your products across the beams of your structure, which adds sturdiness and utilises your capacity to its fullest extent. Wire mesh shelves also come zinc plated for extra durability, ensuring that even the heaviest loads remain sturdy.
Wire mesh shelves have a myriad of safety benefits. Because of the size and lightness of wire mesh shelving, they improve sprinkler access and minimise fire risk. They are also free of sharp edges, so they don’t scratch people or products, reducing the risk of injury and loss. Add to that the fact that they are ideal for underneath walkways so the pallet content falls on the mesh and not on your staff.
Wire mesh shelving is light and easy to handle, making it easy to install and move. Installation is simple, as they simply drop into place over the pallet racking beams, with no tools required. They also improve light and airflow and reduce dust build-up, and unlike MDF, they don’t attract moisture so don’t discolour or warp.
Wire mesh shelves are perfect for storing smaller or oddly shaped goods. They are ideal for housing smaller pallet sizes or loads not deep enough to sit directly on beams, and with their vertical dividers, they are available to separate product.
Because they are so versatile, they can run either front to back or side to side, optimising space because you don’t need to store products on pallets. This is especially handy as they come available in lengths to match any beam length and widths to match any frame dimension. They are basically able to fit any storage space and handle any goods or products.
Always remember, it’s important not to overload the shelving. Always check with the manufacturer’s guidelines on weight threshold and never risk holding anything above that weight. A collapsed shelf is more than simply a minor inconvenience – it can potentially cause extensive damage and serious injuries, particularly in a professional setting.
To learn more about wire mesh shelving options, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We have a wide range of wire mesh shelving in stock so simply let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll be happy to help.
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