There different types of industrial shelving units that are fit for warehouses one of which is the rivet shelving units. If you are considering getting such shelving units for your warehouse, then you should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.
Advantages of Rivet Shelving Units
There are plenty of reasons why rivet shelving is the preferred type of industrial shelving units for many warehouses. For one, rivet shelving units are easy to install. This is because there are very few components and hardware involved in the installation. However, this will still depend on whether or not a center support is utilised. And more often than not all you need to complete the installation is a mallet.
Rivet shelving units are also very economical. Considering the price which is more affordable than some other type of industrial shelving units, you get a shelving unit that has a high capacity and can hold thousands of pounds of weight per shelf level. They also come in a variety of sizes. This means that you don’t have to spend money on large shelves that you will only use occasionally.
Lastly, rivet shelving units are strong and durable. Because of their ability to hold heavy cargo, they are perfect for bulky and high-density storage applications.
Disadvantages of Rivet Shelving Units
As with any other type of industrial shelving units, there are also disadvantages to rivet shelving. One of the most obvious is that it’s not very pleasing to the eye. It doesn’t have the professional look and appeal that you will get from other shelving units. This doesn’t matter much for many warehouse owners since they’re more concerned about function and not aesthetics. However, if you’re constantly touring clients or investors in your warehouse and would like to make an impression, perhaps you should consider getting a different type of shelving unit or have one custom made for you by Premier Engineering and Storage Solutions.
Also, rivet shelving is not as customizable as other types of industrial shelving units like steel shelving. That is, there is no option for installing doors for cabinets or even built-in dividers.
All in all, there are both advantages and disadvantages to rivet shelving units. Thus, it is advised that you consider both sides and then decide whether the pros outweigh the cons. If you need more information or require prototyping, machining or laser cutting services please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us