Glossary of Steel Shelving Terminology
Steel Shelving terms, definitions, and information
Adder Unit: A shelving unit that connects
starter unit and uses common sides to create a row of shelving. An
open adder unit is comprised of: four offset angle posts, desired number
of shelves, one necessary back brace, and one side brace. A closed adder
unit is comprised of 4 offset angle posts, desired number of shelves,
one back panel, and one side panel.
Back Braces: Attaches to rear posts of
open type shelving to ensure lateral stability.
Back Panel: completely closes the back of
shelving units and provides lateral stability.
Base Strip: An option that closes the gap
between the bottom shelf and the floor. This option is often used to promote
good housekeeping by preventing the accumulation of dust and debris beneath
Bin Front: An accessory that helps retain small
bulk parts on a shelf.
Box Post: Used as a common front post or row
end. Allows independent 1" vertical adjustability and access to the full
shelf width. (Note: Cisco-Eagle does not use box posts in our standard
shelving units. We prefer
offset angle posts).
Clipper Hi-Performance Shelf: Available in 19 sizes and 4 classes of
load carrying capacity. May be clipped or bolted to posts.
Closed-Type Shelving: Shelving units
closed on back and sides by panels. See
Open vs. Closed shelving for more information.
Drawer Insert Unit: An option. Small
drawer units designed for 12" or 18" deep shelving. Provides an efficient
means of storing and organizing small items.
Full Height Dividers: An option used
to vertically subdivide the shelf into smaller units. Punched top and bottom
for attachment to shelves.
Finished End Panel: An option to
provide an attractive row end, covering the exposed fasteners.
Heavy Duty Modular Drawers:
This accessory enables you to transform part of a shelving unit into secure,
high-density storage for small parts. Drawers extend fully.
Label Holder: An option that allows you to
label shelves with 7/8" labels.
Offset Angle Post (Note: Cisco-Eagle
uses offset angle posts exclusively in our shelving units): A
roll-formed high strength post punched on 1" centers for vertical shelf
shelf clips or nuts & bolts. Offset recess adds rigidity and allows for
independent shelf clip adjustment. Ends of flanges are punched on 3" centers
to accept sway braces or closed panels.
Open Type Shelving: Shelving braced by
side and back bracers for support, accessible from most directions. See
open vs. closed shelving for further information.
Partial Height Divider: An option
that divides shelves into sections.
Shelf Boxes: An option. Steel, open top boxes
that attach to a shelf. Excellent small parts/item storage. Equipped with
Shelf Capacity: The weight each shelf will
bear. Capacities are calculated assuming evenly distributed loads.
Clip: The component that attaches shelves to posts. The clip allows
easy repositioning of shelving units in 1" increments. Four shelf clips are
used to hold a shelf, and do not require tools to remove and adjust.
Shelf Depth: The front-to-back dimension of
the shelving unit.
Shelf Openings: Openings are the space
between shelf levels. For example, a seven shelf unit will have six
Side Braces: Braces designed to eliminate
front-to-back sway on Open Type Shelving Units.
Side Panel: Steel sheet used to enclose sides
of closed-type shelving units. Is used as the brace for the side panels
rather than the side bracers used in open type shelving units.
Sliding Divider: This option is formed to
fit around the front and rear flanges of a shelf and slide to create
variable, divided spaces.
Starter Unit: A complete and freestanding
shelving unit. An open starter unit is comprised of: four
offset angle posts, desired number of
back brace, and two
side braces. A closed starter unit is comprised of 4 offset angle
posts, desired number of shelves, one
back panel, and two