Does the load-bearing of heavy duty warehouse shelves refer to the one layer or the entire shelf?

July 26, 2022

Summary: the load-bearing of heavy duty warehouse shelving generally refer to the load-bearing of a layer shelf, unless otherwise specified.   

Heavy duty warehouse shelving is usually designed with several or even dozens of layers, so that more goods can be stored. The shelf load represents the weight limit of the goods that the shelf can carry. When customers purchase shelves, they will pay special attention to the problem of shelf load-bearing. Does the load-bearing of heavy duty shelves refer to one layer or the entire shelf?


The load-bearing in the storage shelf industry basically refers to the load-bearing of a layer shelf. Because warehouse heavy duty shelves basically need to be customized, even if they are in stock, the number of layers can be increased or decreased. Therefore, if the number of layers is not determined, it is impossible to determine the load-bearing capacity of the entire shelf, so the load-bearing of heavy duty warehouse shelving generally refer to the load-bearing of a layer shelf, unless otherwise specified.


heavy duty shelf

The minimum load-bearing capacity of heavy duty warehouse shelves is 500kg, but 500kg cannot meet the needs of customers, so many customers will customize heavy-duty shelves with stronger load-bearing capacity.


Customized heavy-duty shelves usually have a load capacity of about 1-2 tons. If they are to be used with forklifts, the load-bearing requirements are higher, and thickened materials will be considered.


The load-bearing capacity can reach 3-5 tons. Generally, when customizing heavy-duty shelves, the load-bearing capacity will not exceed 5 tons, because this exceeds the load-bearing range of ordinary forklifts.

 heavy duty warehouse shelving

Common heavy storage shelves include pallet racks, drive-in racks, double-depth racks, gravity roller racks, shuttle racks and other types. It is suitable for the storage of most heavy goods. The reason why there are so many types is that they have different storage effects and different prices. The specific one can be selected according to the needs.