Industrial shelving: Tennsco Z-Line heavy-duty shelving

Tennsco is one of our steel shelving manufacturers. Tennsco metal shelving is durable and relatively universal when meeting storage needs. Their Z-line heavy-duty shelving is a popular choice for multiple reasons:

Holding up to 2250 lbs. per shelf, “heavy-duty” is an understatement. If you can fit it on the shelf, there’s a pretty good chance the shelf can hold it. Before using your Tennsco Z-line shelving, you will need to learn how to choose shelving for your specific space. The next step is learning how to assemble heavy-duty steel shelving like Tennsco.

The word “assembly” strikes fear in many who’ve had nightmarish experiences putting together products. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a step-by-step guide to help you learn how to install Tennsco heavy-duty shelving. Fortunately, it’s a relatively simple process.

How to assemble heavy-duty steel shelving

  1. The first step in any assembly is to organize the components, and Tennsco heavy-duty shelving assembly is no different. When you organize your components, you won’t have to search for them when you need them and don’t have to worry about mixing them up.
  2. The next step will be to connect two EUR upright posts together with the LRA shelf supports. This step is fairly straightforward; simply insert the pegs of one end of the shelf support into the slots of one of the uprights, and firmly hammer it into place with a rubber or rawhide mallet. Repeat this with the other end of the shelf support and the other upright. Start with the bottom shelf support, then move on to the top, to form one end of the shelving unit. Then, repeat these steps to form the other end of the shelving unit.
  3. After step 2, you’ll want to connect the two ends of the shelving unit with two LRA left-two-right shelf supports. You’ll execute this step just like step 2, hammering in the left-to-right shelf supports at the same level as the end supports in order to form an even shelf level.
  4. Once all of the shelf supports have been installed to form the bottom shelf level, attach the SDS shelf reinforcement to the rivets on the inside of the left-to-right shelf supports and hammer into place. Now your shelving level will be equipped to hold maximum weight.
  5. Now that the shelving level is ready, you’ll place the board on top of it, forming the complete bottom shelf. Repeat the previous steps with the next two shelving levels, and your shelving system will be complete and ready to use.

Based in Maple Grove, Minnesota, AK Material Handling Systems offers high-quality pallet rack systems, shelving, and personalized warehouse layout and design. No matter how big or small your project is, we’ve got the rack and the know-how to make it a reality. Give us a call today at 800-722-5908. We look forward to working with you to create your storage solution.

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