As you’ve probably noticed by looking around Shelving.com, there’s a lot of different shelving and storage types to choose from depending on what you need to store and where you need to store it. We don’t like to play favorites, but you could absolutely say that steel clipper shelving is one of the most versatile and usable shelving types out there. If you’re considering getting some steel shelves for your warehouse, shop, or facility, here’s a few things you might need to know about your various choices:

 

Closed Steel Shelving

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True to its name, closed steel shelving provides storage shelves shelving surrounded by steel panels on all sides but the front to provide safety and stability. The included steel panels help to divide every individual section of shelving, allowing you to better organize your inventory and help keep items separate. This makes closed steel shelving ideal for chemicals that need to be kept away from other materials, small parts such as bolts, nails, and so on, especially if you have an excess inventory of these items that don’t need to be frequently accessed or kept away from the active inventory in the front of your warehouse.

 

Open Steel Shelving

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Open steel shelving is very similar to wire shelving in that, as opposed to closed steel shelving, there’s no enclosures between shelves or on the outside of the shelf. This approach is perfect for high-traffic areas where the same parts, supplies, or items are frequently needed by workers to provide fast and easy access from all sides – so long as you’ve got the space. Even without the enclosures, the strength of steel shelving allows you to support items of various sizes, weights, and densities, so whatever you workers need to get the job done can be kept on steel shelving with no problem.

 

So which steel shelving type is right for you? That all depends on your needs, what you need to store on it, and how much space you have to work with. If you need to get some advice or information about any of our products, contact us today with any questions you might have!

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