Thoughts about Longspan Shelving for Your Warehouse

Designing a warehouse shelving system is critical to your business’s overall storage and organization strategy. Longspan shelving is a popular choice for many warehouses because of its flexibility, durability, and ability to support heavy loads. In this post, I will guide you through designing your longspan shelving system to help you maximize your storage space and achieve your organizational goals.

Step 1: Determine Your Storage Needs

The first step in designing a longspan shelving system is to determine what you need to store and how much space you have available. Consider the weight, size, and shape of the items you need to store and the amount of space you need to allocate for each item. This information will help you determine the size, type, and number of shelves you need and the number of bays you will need to install. 

Step 2: Choose the Right Shelving System

Once you have determined your storage needs, you can look at different longspan shelving systems. Longspan shelving systems include Angle, roll-formed, rack shelf, and boltless systems. Consider factors such as the weight capacity of the system, the size and number of shelves, and the cost when selecting a longspan shelving system.

Angle Shelving
Light Duty, Often used for Kitchens, Cool rooms and tight spaces. Timber, Steel or Wire shelves available.
Roll Formed
Roll formed longspan, Is the most common style of longspan shelving system. Most people when saying longspan mean this style. There are many brands and most can take a medium weight from 200Kg to 600KG
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Rack Shelving
As the name may suggest, Rack shelf is Shelving but made from Pallet Racking. This allows higher capacities and larger shelves. The difference between pallet racking and Rack shelf is the way it's loaded. Pallet racking is machine loaded and Rack shelf is hand loaded. There is often a lot of crossover of the two types.
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Step 3: Plan Your Layout

Once you have selected the right shelving system, you need to plan your layout. Start by measuring the available space and determining the number of bays you will need to install. Consider the location of doors, windows, and electrical outlets when planning your layout and the flow of traffic in the warehouse.

Step 4: Install Your Shelving System

When setting up your longspan shelving system, it’s important to ensure you’ve planned your layout and have all the necessary tools and equipment.

Before you start, familiarize yourself with the manufacturer’s instructions, as different systems will have different requirements. Whether installing the shelving yourself or enlisting the help of a professional, it’s important to take your time to ensure a safe and secure setup.

Remember, a properly installed shelving system will be more stable, efficient, and last longer, so don’t rush the process.

At SSO, we can help you design the perfect longspan shelving system for your warehouse. Our team of experts can help you determine your storage needs, choose the right shelving system, and plan and install your shelving system to ensure your storage goals are met. Contact us today to learn more about our longspan shelving solutions.


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