Heavy Duty Shelving for Heavy Duty Storage
How is heavy duty shelving any different from other storage systems involving shelving? Well, the clue is very obviously in the title! There are some industries where heavier equipment and heavier production is the norm and it is these particular industries and sectors that will benefit most from shelving that is specifically designed to be able to cope with much heavier loads.
For many of these businesses and enterprises that deal with heavy goods, the warehouses or the storage areas are very often the crucial hub of the empire. If things go wrong on the loading bays, then a domino effect can result and perhaps the end service or end product is somehow compromised.
These areas dedicated to heavy goods need to be run with a great deal of organisation, first of all because safety is of paramount importance (any minor detail that isn't quite right could lead to dangerous situations or accident further down the line), and secondly, the customers on the receiving end (whether it be an individual receiving a solitary package, or a client receiving a large shipment of goods) expect everything to be perfect and undamaged.
Heavy duty shelving therefore needs to be able to stand up to the often fast paced, precision environment that it is often used in. The shelving needs to be versatile too as any sort of hindrance or flaw could affect productivity levels on the shop floor. It needs to be easily and quickly assembled because there is little point in a company ordering storage space that is cumbersome and slow to build. Time is always money within these industries!
The shelving system needs to be light enough to ensure a quick build but robust and sturdy enough to be able to withstand the weights and the wear and tear that will inevitably be thrown at it. As with any good storage system, it should be available in a variety of sizes (heights and lengths) to suit any number of different work spaces.
Some operations may have a very unusual space (in terms of dimensions) yet still need an effective shelving system, while others may have very restricted space. So, the more versatile the shelf units are the more effective they are likely to be.
So, if you are looking for a storage solution that involves heavy duty shelving or industrial shelving then all of the above factors need to be taken into account before purchase.