Longspan Shelving

Versatile and adjustable storage for a wide range of manually loaded goods

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Longspan Shelving System Installation

Versatile and adjustable storage for a wide range of manually loaded goods

How does longspan shelving work?

Longspan shelving provides versatile, adjustable storage for a wide range of manually loaded goods. It can be configured to fit any available space, and can also be built to provide high-level storage, or as part of a multi-tier system.

It is available in a wide range of widths and depths enabling it to be custom built to suit the user’s needs. Usually, longspan shelves are made of chipboard, but other materials including timber and steel can be used depending on what is going to be stored on them. Longspan shelving can be designed to support a range of weights making it ideal for the bulk storage of heavier items.

Medium and longspan bays can be combined in the same rack to provide optimum storage for different-sized items. The system can be easily adjusted, so that heights and configurations can be changed as and when required.

Longspan shelving is very common in warehouse applications for storing cartons or smaller items. It is mainly used when manual handling is required, and when lighter-duty shelving systems are not sufficient for the task at hand. In particular, you will commonly find longspan utilised for manual picking operations, including parts storage, storerooms, parking areas, and due to its versatility, in a number of other operational setups across the industry.

System Benefits:

  • Using decking it can be configured to store goods upon the beam levels
  • Very common in warehouse applications for storing cartons or smaller items
  • Used when manual handling is required, and when lighter duty shelving systems are not sufficient for the task at hand
  • Commonly used for manual picking operations, including parts storage, storerooms, packing areas, and due to its versatility

Longspan System Applications:

  • Standard – Single or double-faced runs for 100% accessibility of all goods
  • Carton Flow – A configuration fitted with ‘dynamic’ roller beds installed onto the beams which carry cartons and ‘flow’ to the front of the rack
  • Mobile – Installed onto mobile ‘carriages’, allowing the entire run to be moved. Enables very dense storage and 100% accessibility, however, it is very slow to operate and there are limitations on design
  • Tyre Storage – Longspan can be specially adapted with rounded beams to accommodate the storage of tyres
  • Hanging Garment – Tubular beams can be used to enable longspan to store hanging garments
  • Multi-Tier – A configuration which has been modified to include ‘floor-beams’, enabling the addition of walkways between the racks to create multiple tiers

Is Longspan Shelving Best for my Business?

The right option for your workplace will vary depending on your industry, storage needs, and existing space. If your business holds goods that cannot be stored within a pallet racking system, then longspan shelving is often the ideal storage solution.
Typically items stored in longspan shelving systems are goods that cannot be moved using either a conveyor or a forklift truck and can often be of an irregular shape or fragile such as vehicle tyres, and office supplies.

A key benefit of longspan shelving is warehouse staff can store and retrieve the products manually. The flexibility offered by longspan shelving makes it an ideal storage solution for many warehouse operations where products are small and light enough to be manually handled.

Making the right decision over your warehouse’s storage requirements including shelving systems is crucial for the efficiency, storage capacity, and ROI of your business. To find out more about longspan shelving, mobile shelving, carton live shelving, and the other storage solutions SEC Storage provides, explore our site or use the contact information below.

At SEC Storage, we have over 20 years of experience delivering bespoke warehouse storage solutions. Contact us today and our team can guide you towards the ideal shelving storage for your warehouse.

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