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Longspan shelving is designed for the long-term storage of items that don’t require the rugged capacity of pallet racking to withstand very heavy loads and mechanical handling. It is best suited to the storage of varied items that:
• Are small to medium in size and weight
• Are bulky, fragile or irregular in shape
• Are long and broad
• Can be loaded onto the shelves and unloaded by hand
The versatility of longspan shelving makes it ideal for use in:
• Garages and sheds for the storage of household items, sports gear, tools, and equipment
• Offices for file and archive storage
• Schools for the storage of sporting equipment and archives
• Retail storerooms and workrooms for the storage of inventory, parts and equipment
• Factories for the storage of componentry, spare parts and equipment
• Auto workshops for the storage of parts, tyres and equipment
There are three key benefits of using longspan shelving that will make your business more effective
Longspan shelving is easy to assemble by one or more people and it is also easy to disassemble and transport to a new site. This is possible because modern longspan shelving utilises “boltless” assembly. The orange cross-beams simply slot into grooves on the blue uprights and the white decks just drop into grooves on the beams. It’s easy to adjust or add extra tiers of shelving – they simply slot into place.
It’s also a modular storage system, where the components are designed to be connectable, interchangeable and highly reconfigurable –think construction set. You can mix and match units of various heights and widths to maximise your storage capacity in any space.
This flexibility means longspan is equally at home in a large warehouse or in a small office environment. It’s simply a matter of planning out your storage requirements, based on the various sizes of your items and the space available.
The modular, open nature of longspan maximises the storage capacity of any given space. Units can go up to 2.7m high and so maximise the storage per square metre of floor space. The number and height of shelves can also be adjusted to suit the size and weight of the goods being stored. In addition, the open nature of the shelves allows easy access from both sides.
Longspan also saves on time, because the units are free standing and easy to assemble/ disassemble. Similarly, it’s easy to move and transport the shelving to a new site.
An investment in longspan shelving is one that will last. Quality longspan shelving is typically made from powder coated steel for strength and durability. This makes it strong, easy to clean and maintain, and resistant to wear. So it will provide great service for many, many years.