Industrial Steel Shelving
At AK Material Handling Systems, we realize not every storage application happens on a huge scale. Sometimes it’s not engineered racking systems, but rather a few units of sturdy steel shelving that are needed. Whether you need a single unit of shelving on which to store your tools or a 100′ run of heavy-duty industrial shelves, AK can deliver.
Only need one type of part for your shelving? You’re in luck; our shelving is sold as individual components rather than whole units, so you can custom tailor your order to buy only what what you need. It’s part of our commitment to helping you find the best storage solution for your unique requirements.
If used shelving is more up your alley, we’ve got you covered on that end of things as well. We have a large in-stock selection of quality used industrial shelving in a variety of sizes, colors and capacities. Give us a call to find out more about our current selection.
Industrial steel shelving is one of the most common storage solutions found in warehouses today. With an abundance of manufacturers located across the United States, such as Lyon, Edsal, Tennsco, Penco, Republic, Quantum, and Hallowell, things get complicated. Sometimes it’s hard to know which shelving is right for you. At AK Material Handling Systems, we analyze every application and find the best fit for our clients by taking full advantage of our network of manufacturers.
Quick Ship Steel Shelving
At AK Material Handling Systems, we stock three varieties of Tennsco Z-Line steel shelving, each of which are designed to serve a unique purpose. They range in capacity from lighter to heavier duty, but all of them have the reputation for quality and performance that has come to be associated with Tennsco. Not only does the shelving we carry have impressive strength and staying power, but its lack of hardware means assembly, disassembly and adjustment are quick and easy. The only tools you’ll need are a rubber mallet and a little elbow grease.
Heavy Duty Shelving is made to hold up to to the most demanding industrial shelving loads, and uses 2 3/4 inch profile shelves to provide the extra strength needed to do it. The high strength shelving beams can also accommodate wire decking for ultra-heavy storage projects.
Low Profile Z-Line Shelving allows you to make the absolute most of your vertical space by minimizing the vertical space used by shelves. These low profile shelves are a measly 1 1/8″ tall, maximizing the clear space between shelving levels. Despite being short, these shelves are strong, maintaining an impressive capacity of 500-800 pounds per level.
Bulk Storage Shelving is another high-strength shelving solution for applications that require higher weight capacities. With an innovative Z-Beam design that’s specifically engineered to store heavy loads, Tennsco’s Bulk shelving can hold up 10,000 lbs. per unit.
Perks of Steel Shelving
Flexible setup: with shelves that are able to be adjusted in 1 1/2 increments, you have the freedom to design your shelving unit any way you want.
Ease of assembly: because no one wants to spend all day assembling shelving. Simply snap the shelf supports’ rivets into place in the upright posts, hammer into place and begin use. Best of all, there’s no hardware needed.
Strength and durability: shelf supports are securely connected to sturdy 14 gauge steel upright posts, creating a strong, stable shelving unit.
Added strength as necessary: for the heaviest applications and wider shelf levels, center supports can be added to shelves to ensure a secure support mechanism.
Cost-effective and dependable shelves: the strong, dense particle board shelves used in our shelving withstand the grittiest industrial applications and come at a price that won’t break the bank.
Tennsco Low Profile Shelving
When searching for a storage solution for light-duty hand stack items in the warehouse, Tennsco Low Profile Z-Line shelving is one of the most popular choices in the industry. The “low profile” name comes from the minimum use of space for cross beams, without compromising capacity. Oftentimes, shelving units compromise cost and capacity by going with a light-duty cheap steel material but, that’s not the case with Tennsco’s Low Profile. With shelf capacities reaching all the way up to 600 lbs per level, the Tennsco design offers both strength and versatility. Although most commonly found in warehouses, Tennsco steel shelving is also a great solution for office and light industrial applications. We helped the Minnesota Twins utilize the Tennsco low profile shelving system throughout the new Minnesota Twins Stadium, storing everything from tickets to miscellaneous items.
Tennsco Z-Line Low Profile ComponentsDRS= Tennsco Low Profile Steel Shelf Support Sizes Available: 12”, 15”, 18”, 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, 48” EUR = Tennsco Steel Standard Shelf Angle Post Sizes Available: 36”, 48”, 60”, 72”, 84”, 96”, 108”, 120”, 132”, 144” PB= 1 5/8″ Particle Board
How to Install Tennsco Low Profile Z Line Shelving
With another associate or a wall for support, set two EUR posts upright and use two DRS front-to-back supports to connect the two EUR posts at the top and bottom. When placing the shelf supports in the posts, make sure the shelf support is facing up so the wood shelf can drop into the supports (see images below). Then, place a third DRS front to back support in the middle of the unit. Repeat this step to form a pair of uprights. Always ensure that the components are securely engaged by using a rubber mallet.
With the help of another associate, stand up each previously constructed upright and connect them at the top and bottom using your DRS Right to Left shelf supports. Again, ensure that the flange on these DRS parts is placed properly, giving the wood a resting place.
Then, proceed to put the remaining DRS shelf supports in place. Ensure a secure fit by tapping them in place with a rubber mallet. Once all the EUR and DRS components are in place, the particleboard can be inserted.
For video instructions, see our easy-to-follow YouTube instructional.
Still need help with installation? We offer Shelving Installation Services
Tennsco Heavy Duty ShelvingOne of Tennsco’s most popular styles of industrial steel shelving systems is the boltless rivet shelving design called Heavy Duty Z-Line. Heavy Duty Z-Line has gained popularity in the United States for its ability to be customized and hold a large amount of weight per shelf. Our Tennsco shelving units can handle your most demanding storage needs, with weight capacities ranging from 1,250 lbs. to 2,250 lbs. per level, depending upon shelf size. Widths available up to 96″. Also known as “particle board shelving,” our Tennsco Z-Line is equipped with 5/8” particle board shelves that are custom cut to each order.
Tennsco Z-Line Heavy Duty Shelving Components
LRA = Tennsco Heavy Duty Steel Shelf Support
Sizes Available: 12”, 15”, 18”, 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, 48”, 60”, 69”, 72”, 84”, 96”
EUR = Tennsco Steel Standard Shelf Angle Post
Sizes Available: 36”, 48”, 60”, 72”, 84”, 96”, 108”, 120”, 132”, 144”
SDS =Tennsco Steel Front-to-Back Shelf Supports
Sizes Available: 12”, 15”, 18”, 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, 48”
PB= 1 5/8″ Particle Board
How to Install Tennsco Heavy Duty Shelving
With another associate or a wall for support, set two EUR posts upright and use two LRA front to back supports to connect the two EUR posts at the top and bottom. When placing the shelf supports in the posts, make sure to the flange is facing up. Then, place a third LRA front to back support in the middle of the unit. Repeat this step to obtain a pair of uprights. Always ensure that the components are securely engaged by using a rubber mallet.
With the help of another person, stand up each previously constructed upright and connect them at the top and bottom using your LRA Right to Left shelf supports. Again, ensure that the flanges on these LRA parts are facing up.
Next, put the remaining LRA shelf supports in place. Once that is complete, use your SDS shelf reinforcements and slide them into place between the LRA supports. Ensure a secure fit by tapping them in place with a rubber mallet. (48” w = 1 reinforcement; 72″ w = 2 reinforcements; 96″ w = 3 reinforcements)
Once all the EUR, LRA, and SDS components are in place the particleboard can be inserted.
Still, need help with installation? We offer Tennsco Shelving Installation Services