Storage Systems

Shelving Supported Mezzanine Floors

Hi280 shelving system multi tier, with an interposed mezzanine, is a construction of shelving built into two or more levels. The bottom shelving is the support for the mezzanine floor. The uprights are heavy duty and dimensioned in order to carry the loads from the floor above. Shelving built as multi tier installations is often used in larger warehouses for spare parts or where the storage of many articles is required often with a low turnover.

 

The base of a multi-tier installation is the Hi280 shelving itself, built of EK uprights made of 1,2 mm pre-galvanized steel. The uprights can be either full length, where they support both levels of shelves and the access walkway, or single, when they support the lower shelves and a mezzanine with free standing shelving units above.

 

As no pillars are required to support the interposed mezzanine floor or walkway (the Hi280 shelving does this), this provides more storage on the ground floor than standard shelving with a structural mezzanine above.  In continuous floor installations a second tiered floor can also sometimes be installed as the thin steel grid floor allows for it, unlike thicker mezzanine floors which would prohibit it.

Multi-tier shelving can also be constructed in the continuous frame method of build, with the shelving being installed as full height frames.  A supporting floor is then installed between each row of shelving.  This method can result in reduced cost as it requires less floor decking, and less time in manufacturing of the bays of shelving.  More flexibility is available in floor heights, as these can be adjusted in 25mm increments.

 

Due to lower construction costs in terms of manpower and time due to continuous frame method, Hi280 multi-tier shelving can often be a more economical choice than standard shelving across two floors with a separate mezzanine floor as the entire multi-tier system is built as one.  Providing more storage space with less cost, the Hi280 multi-tier system can help to maximise warehouse or facility space more economically.

 

As a result of the heavy-duty components used in its construction the installation is also long lasting, giving maximum return on investment.  In order to achieve optimal utilisation of the system and of the warehouse, low-use items are generally stored on higher levels and high-use items on lower levels.  A multi-tier system allows you to use the complete volume of your warehouse for storage and handling and for this reason is generally associated with maximising warehouse potential.

 

A multi tier installation requires careful specification as the total loads involved can be considerable. Because of this, the design of every multi tier installation needs to be individually calculated to ensure the highest possible safety.

 

The base of a multi-tier installation is the Hi280 shelving itself, built of EK uprights made of 1,2 mm pre-galvanized steel. The uprights can be either full length, where they support both levels of shelves and the access walkway, or single, when they support the lower shelves and a mezzanine with free standing shelving units above.

 

The individual components are standard Hi280 parts, but due to the specific demands and possible high loads the installation is completed with stabilizing bracing, though this can depend upon the height of the installation.

 

Guide lines below:

Dimension
Height: up to 15000 mm. Normal installation is over two or three levels including the ground floor. However, four floors have been created for some customers. 

 

Size
The warehouse building is often the limiting factor.

 

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