Heavy Duty Shelving
Powder coated finish
Variety of materials
400kg - 800kg shelf UDL
30 year guarantee
Plastic feet included
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Heavy Duty Shelving
Heavy Duty Shelving Guide
Tips for buying heavy duty shelving
If you're looking for factory, stockroom or warehouse shelving, heavy duty shelving units are perfect for your requirements.
To ensure heavy duty is the right solution for you, there are 4 questions to ask yourself:
What do you want to store?
If you are storing heavy items, depending on their size & how you'll load the shelving – heavy duty shelving heavy duty shelving is the obvious choice.
Assess the size and the weight of the items you want to store. Then check the maximum weight capacity UDL per shelf, width of the units & depth of the shelves in the range, you think you’ll require.
What is UDL?
Uniformly distributed load – the max UDL states that items should be stored evenly with no single point handling substantially more load than the rest of the shelf.
It’s important to be aware that the weight capacity of any shelf is reduced if the load is distributed unevenly. If the load is spread evenly, it reduces the stress on beams and uprights and ensures the shelving is safely loaded.
What environment are you operating in?
Heavy duty shelving is ideal for those working in factories, garages, stockrooms or warehouses, where load capacity is your main requirement.
How will you load the shelving?
Our heavy duty shelving units in this range are suitable for manual loading only. If you're looking for racking loaded by forklifts browse our pallet racking here.
Heavy duty range features:
- Heavy duty units range from 400kg up to max 720kg capacity per shelf UDL.
- Boltless shelving for quick assembly – view our assembly video here.
- Simply requires rubber mallet - (provided with each order).
- Manufactured using 2mm quality steel.
- 4 or 6 high density adjustable chipboard shelves.
- Shelves can be adjusted for different clear height requirements - the pitch adjustability is 38.1mm (1.5 inches).
- 15-16mm thick chipboard.
- Units under 610mm depth will have 15mm thick shelves.
- Units over 610mm depth will have16mm thick shelves.
- Hard-wearing powder coated finish
- Bays can be joined together with tie plates for extra stability
- Protective feet and top caps included
We supply a range of accessories for use with the shelving (sold separately).
Tie plates Tie plates are flat steel plates which can be used to join bays of shelving together securely, either side by side or back to back. They can be applied by attaching to the keyholes of the uprights.
Tie plates must be used for double sided runs.
Floor fixings bolt shelving to the floor for extra stability and safety.
Floor fixings must be used if:
- You have a single sided run greater than 2.5m high.
- A double sided run greater than 4m high.
- A bay where the height is more than 4 x the depth
Choose from double foot or single foot fixing kits. The double steel feet are suitable for adjoining shelving bays and will secure 2 bays to the floor at the join of the uprights.
Wall Ties/Wall fixings
These are recommended for additional support where floor fixings are not possible.
They come in 2 sizes – 56mm or 105mm from the wall.
As standard the heavy duty shelving is supplied with plastic foot caps. These are an economical solution to protect your floor when there is no requirement to for floor fixings. They also spread the load of the shelving on the uprights.
Our shelving also comes with top caps to protect the exposed metal.
- Ensure chipboard shelves do not get wet.
- Unit must be floor fixed if:
- Single-sided runs are greater than 2.5M high
- Double-sided runs are greater than 4m high (height is to top load beam)
- Tie plates must be used for double sided runs.
- Load from the bottom level upwards.
- Point loads must be avoided.
- Shelf levels should be evenly distributed.
- Do not position all shelves at the top.
- Do not remove the bottom shelf.
- Conduct regular checks for damage.
- Damaged parts need to be replaced.