Longspan Shelving

Heavy-duty, or longspan shelving, is one of the cheapest and most efficient shelving options available.

Longspan warehouse shelving provides you with the option of stocking an array of different product sizes and various weights. This is because it is a shelving system designed for hand loading rather than machinery loading with its longer-length storage.

With our galvanised steel beams and graphite uprights, longspan shelving provided by Midlands Shelving & Racking is versatile, dependable, and durable.

At Midlands Shelving & Racking, we often discover wasted space where existing racking or shelving units previously resided that were designed to only suit the largest item of stock instead of maximising the available space.

Fitting multiple bays of different shelf lengths and heights to instead match the stock dimensions is something that sets Midlands Shelving & Racking apart from the competition. Our bespoke designs that incorporate longspan shelving utilise every inch of available space to maximise your storage capacity and create a more efficient and productive environment.

Longspan Shelving with equipment on
Longspan shelving with carboard storage on, inside warehouse

Longspan Shelving Specification

At Midlands Shelving & Racking, our heavy-duty longspan shelving units come with chipboard or galvanised steel panels to take the greatest loads. Used to store bulky and heavy items, our longspan shelving systems can hold up to 780kg.

By using starter and extension bays, it is easy to create long runs in any warehouse environment with a cost-effective approach. Each shelf allows for easy access with adjustable shelving holes within the uprights, providing flexibility with unrestricted shelf levels available.

Our heavy-duty shelving bays are easy to assemble with bolt free construction and are comprised of three elements: the vertical frames, the beams, and the shelving panels. The standard longspan bay units that we stock come in at 1800mm in width and 2100mm in height. Each bay is supplied with three shelves that can be adjusted to suit your needs.

With this versatile option, suitable for all industrial and commercial environments, it is recommended that all frames are bolted to the floor if creating a run. It is essential that shelving that exceeds a height-to-depth ratio of 4:1 to the top loaded shelf is adequately secured and bolted to the floor for safety and security.

Other safety features are available for your facilities when incorporating a longspan shelving system, such as additional pallet support bars, upright protector kits and rack end barriers to ensure that no damage is incurred on the runs or bays.

At Midlands Shelving & Racking, we do also offer bespoke designs that are customisable, both in aesthetics but also size, length, and load capabilities in order to meet your exact needs and specifications.

Please do not hesitate to enquire about customising our longspan shelving options.

Benefits of Longspan Warehouse Racking

At Midlands Shelving & Racking, our range of longspan shelving systems can deal with any manually loaded storage requirements that you may have. From offices, commercial environments, schools, libraries, and medical centres to stockrooms, warehouses, and shop floors –our bespoke MSR shelving systems are varied and versatile enough to be used in a vast range of workplaces

As a cost-effective solution, longspan shelving provides ample storage space and flexibility with what items it can support. At Midlands Shelving & Racking, we offer boltless longspan shelving options to enhance the assembly process to make it easier to adjust where necessary.

The combination between strength and being lightweight lends longspan shelving to be easily manoeuvrable without compromising on its functionality and stability. Because of the simplistic assembly nature, longspan shelving is ideal for manual picking and loading.

Constructed from steel, the frames are durable to withstand any accidental damage it may be subjected to in a busy work environment. As one of the leading pallet racking and shelving suppliers in the West Midlands, the array of options available as well as the quality of our longspan shelving is of the highest standard, something guaranteed by Midlands Shelving & Racking.


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