When to Use Warehouse Shelving

Warehouse Shelving

You’ll find shelving units in nearly any warehouse, but how many you’ll need depends on a variety of factors. If your business primarily stores palletized items, then you won’t want to use too much of your warehouse floorplan on shelving systems—perhaps just a few to keep safety equipment and cleaning and office supplies readily available. If, on the other hand, you primarily stored boxed or individual, non-palletized items, then warehouse shelving is likely the best storage solution.

Once you’ve determined the amount of shelving space you require, you should also consider the type of warehouse shelving that will best fit your needs. For example, if you’re planning to store lightweight items, such as office supplies, then you should opt for wire shelving, as it has a high strength-to-weight ratio and can be easily moved. For heavier items, choose steel shelving. Be sure to accurately determine the maximize load capacity you’ll require and find shelving that matches it. For heavy items and harsh industrial environments, heavy-duty steel shelving may be the best choice.

At Ace Industrial Equipment, we offer a wide array of new and used warehouse shelving systems in many different sizes and configurations to meet the specific needs of our clients. Contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you select the ideal shelving units for your application.