When it comes to shelves, many people are familiar with them, from ancient medicine cabinets in traditional Chinese medicine stores to various warehouse storage shelving used in modern stores in malls, to shelves made of steel bars or more advanced materials in large-scale three-dimensional warehouses. However, when it comes to the professional perspective of shelves, not many people may know much about it.
The development of modern logistics is based on the emergence and development of three-dimensional warehouses, and is adapted to the development of industry and technology. With the highly mechanized and automated production, the supply and distribution of materials require timely, rapid, and accurate handling. This has prompted the rapid development of three-dimensional warehouse technology and has become a symbol of high technology in factory design.
As cost-saving and efficiency-enhancing modern management concepts become the primary consideration for managers, how to effectively use warehouse space and how to increase the utilization of warehouse capacity have become important issues. There are two main focuses in warehouse management. One is how to effectively utilize storage space, and the other is how to promote the flow of goods. The storage space, although used for storage on the surface, is actually a relay station for the procurement, transportation, and distribution of goods, so the storage area has become the central hub of goods storage and transportation. Therefore, the effective utilization of storage space has become an important issue for managers and logistics center operators to work on.
In terms of space planning, classification is necessary first, understanding the use of each space, and then assessing its weight in various aspects before designing and arranging them. If the storage space is restricted and cannot be changed by planning and design, then ways must be found to maximize the utilization rate of the existing storage space. This places higher demands on warehouse shelving. The emergence of modern warehouses has driven the development of warehouse racking solutions.
Warehouse shelving can be classified into several types based on their scales:
Heavy duty industrial shelving racks use high-quality cold-rolled steel plates that are rolled into columns up to 6 meters high without seams. The horizontal beams are made of high-quality square steel, with high load-bearing capacity, not easy to deform. The hanging fittings between the horizontal beams and columns are cylindrical protrusions that are reliable in connection and easy to disassemble and assemble, and are locked with pins to prevent the beams from being picked up by forklifts during operation. The surface of all the warehouse shelving undergoes acid pickling, phosphating, and electrostatic spraying, etc., with anti-corrosion and rust-proof properties that are aesthetically pleasing. This type of shelf is suitable for large warehouses.
Medium-sized shelves have a unique shape, reasonable structure, convenient installation and disassembly without screws, sturdy and durable, with large load-bearing capacity. They are widely used in malls, supermarkets, enterprise warehouses, and institutions.
Light duty steel shelving is a highly versatile structural system that can be widely used in the assembly of light-duty shelving, workbenches, tool carts, suspension systems, safety nets, and supporting skeletons. The length of the punched angle steel can be conveniently cut according to the scale, and assembled and reinstalled with screws, which can meet both the planned use and emergency needs.
Mezzanine shelf has a fully modular structure, and the floor can be made of materials such as wood boards, patterned plates, and steel plates. They can be flexibly designed as two or more floors, suitable for storing small packages of hardware tools, electronic equipment, mechanical components, and other small-batch and multi-variety goods to fully utilize space.