FAQs: Everything you need to know about Rivet System® Boltless Shelving

What Is Rivet System® Boltless Shelving?

Rivet System® Boltless Shelving is easy to assemble standalone shelving. Typically they don’t have nut and bolt fasteners; so you can put them together quickly.  Rivet System® Boltless Shelving comes in many sizes.  They are highly adjustable making them a great solution for your shelving needs.
 
 

How Do You Assemble a Boltless Shelving Unit?

Action Wholesale Products includes everything you need to easily assemble your shelving. Typically, the only tool you need is a rubber mallet to help you secure the connection between the pieces. Since there are no bolts, fasteners or nuts, assembly takes minutes.
 
 

What Is the Difference Between a Rack and a Shelf?

Industrial shelves store items that are easy to pick up with your hands, whereas racks may include bulk items such as cartons or boxes containing goods. Shelving units often include accessories for specialized use. For example, you can add bins, doors, or dividers to meet your needs. Warehouse managers often install racks to hold pallets. That makes sense because most deliveries come in that format. Shelving racks help you to organize your warehouse and access product easily.
 
 

What Are the Parts of a Shelf?

Angle Posts – The vertical pieces that the beams attach to.  Four angle posts are needed for each shelving unit.
 
Double Rivet Beams – Horizontal braces that connect to the posts to create the shelves.  Double Rivet Beams are named because they have two rivets on each end to attach to the posts.  They are 2.75” high and range in length from 12” to 96”.  Double Rivet Beams are used on the top and bottom shelves to provide structure and rigidity to the shelving units.  Double Rivet Beams are also available as a channel beam to provide more capacity.
 
Single Rivet Beams – Horizontal braces that connect to the posts to create shelves in the middle of the units.  Single Rivet Beams are named because they have one rivet on each end to attach to the posts.  They are 1” high and range in length from 12” to 60”.
 
Particle Board Decking – Action Wholesale Products uses 5/8” industrial-grade particle board for decking.  Particle board sits on top of the beams to create the shelves for each unit.
 
Laminated Particle Board Decking – Action Wholesale Products uses 5/8” industrial-grade laminated particle board for decking.  Laminated particle board has a white laminate coat on one side for easy cleaning and a more polished look.  Laminated particle board sits on top of the beams to create the shelves for each unit.
 
Tie Plates – Used to connect side-by-side units.
 

What Are the Advantages of Boltless vs Bolted Storage Shelving Units?


 
Some of the advantages of boltless shelving include the following:
  • Boltless shelving units are simpler to put together and don’t require additional hardware or tools. This saves time and effort during assembly.
  • Typically, you can complete the installation with only a rubber mallet.
  • Boltless shelving is free-standing for easy access, and it’s ideal for warehouse storage, back room stock and parts storage.