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Used industrial shelving is the most common type of shelving, and covers a large variety of styles. One of the first options you will be faced with is an open or closed design. Open shelving allows for visibility, and allows for product picking from either side of the shelving. Closed shelving has back panels and side panels, and it keeps products more secure and is more durable. Products can only be picked from the front of closed shelving, so typically they are placed against walls. (click here to view entire article)
A common feature to used industrial steel shelving and many other types of shelving is adjustable shelf heights. This is an extremely valuable feature because it allows for you to add or take away shelves, and increase or decrease their height depending on inventory size. The increments that these shelves adjust at depend on the style of uprights being used, but typically is between 1'' and 3''.
There are three common ways to assemble used steel shelving, nut and bolt, clip, and bolt-less shelving. Nut and bolt shelving uses nuts and bolts to secure each shelf to the uprights, and is typically the heaviest duty of the three. Clip shelving comes in second, with shelves that are secured to the uprights using metal clips. This is quicker to assemble than nut and bolt shelving because clips easily lock into place once the shelf is secure. The style that is easiest to assemble is bolt-less shelving, because shelves just slide into place without clips or bolts. The weight capacity of this style tends to be less than the other styles, but they are great for applications where you need a medium duty shelving unit quickly.
These are just some of the options you have to consider when buying used industrial shelving. You also need to know the weight and size of the product being stored, as well as the height clearance in your storage facility. All of these options can seem overwhelming, and that is where we come in at ASI. Our highly trained sales staff will get to know you and your specific material handling needs before making any recommendations as to what product would be right for you. We are a large operation with a massive inventory, so instead of leading you towards the product we want to sell, we have you lead us to the product that is right for you.
by Bill Dimaio
Characteristics of Used Industrial Steel Shelving:
Installation of Used Industrial Shelving:
Looking for shelving installation advice? If you are considering shelving installation work, here are some important questions.
Is a subcontractor necessary for shelving installation work?
What issues do I need to watch out for?
How much will used shelving installation cost?
What should I expect to pay for steel shelving installation?
Labor costs to install used shelving vary with the size of the project and the level of detail. For typical used shelving installation expect to pay between 20-25% of the material cost.
What are the advantages to hiring a professional to perform shelving installation work?
The appearance, performance and useful life of the shelving may be compromised by poor installation. Hire the shelving installer and consider one appropriate quality checks.
Use appropriate items from the list below to communicate your expectations for level of detail and quality for steel shelving installation. Use the list to when having professionals bid for the work. Make sure that this information is included in any written contract or work orders. Before any shelving installation work begins, review the checklist with the steel shelving installer. Payments are typically due upon satisfactory completion of the job.
The warehouse shelving layout, location, style and appearance of all used shelving components to be used in shelving installation will be approved by owner, before any work begins.
A detailed used shelving layout, showing material placement, will be reviewed and approved before work begins.
Installed industrial shelving will be level to within an inch in any 2 foot direction. Reason – any poor flooring may require shims to be used at an additional cost.
The shelving will be solidly attached and not slide or move when used.
The steel shelving, while used, is in good functional condition.
The following list summarizes work tasks commonly performed during shelving installation.
Complete written contract, quality checks, timing and payment terms, ensure that contract is signed before work begins.
Review and approve details layout plan that shows site location and placement of steel shelving before any work begins.
Make sure that delivery date, terms and damage provisions are included in the order.
Manage delivery of shelving. Thoroughly inspect all items for damage, make or authorize final payment as per contract agreement.
Store shelving in a secure, dry location that is fully protected from the elements prior to steel shelving installation.
Install warehouse shelving using shelf hardware provided by the ASI shelving installer.
Remove debris and product from area. Area must be clear & lighting and electricity available.
Inspect used shelving installation and verify that the requirements are completed correctly.
Submit final payment with steel shelving sign off sheet to the installer unless otherwise agreed.
Shelving Clip Identification Guide
Steel shelving clips below represent the different manufacturers of industrial shelving clips for the shelving ASI sells used. Used shelving clip pictures will help you identify which brand you have.
Andrew wilson shelving clip Bay bear shelving clip Borroughs shelving clip Edsal box shelving clip Equipto v grip shelving clip Generic 1 inch shelving clip Hallowell 1.5 inch shelving clip Heavy duty edsal shelving clip Metal Wave shelving clip New style lions shelving clip Old style lions shelving clip Interroyal shelving clip Old style Penco shelving clip Pacific shelving clip Penco 2 piece shelving clip (female) (male) Universal shelving clip 1.5 inch Penco box shelving clip Penco female 1 inch clip Penco male 1 inch shelving clip Qwick shelving clip Triboro small shelving clip Triboro Rest on shelving clip Universal shelving clip 1 inch Tensco Dickson shelving clip
Andrew wilson shelving clip
Bay bear shelving clip
Borroughs shelving clip
Edsal box shelving clip
Equipto v grip shelving clip
Generic 1 inch shelving clip
Hallowell 1.5 inch shelving clip
Heavy duty edsal shelving clip
Metal Wave shelving clip
New style lions shelving clip
Old style lions shelving clip
Interroyal shelving clip
Old style Penco shelving clip
Pacific shelving clip
Penco 2 piece shelving clip (female) (male)
Universal shelving clip 1.5 inch
Penco box shelving clip
Penco female 1 inch clip
Penco male 1 inch shelving clip
Qwick shelving clip
Triboro small shelving clip
Triboro Rest on shelving clip
Universal shelving clip 1 inch
Tensco Dickson shelving clip
Pictures of Used Industrial Shelving