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Wire Racks

Wire racks are horizontal wire forms used to store and display a variety of products. The base surface upon which such items are placed is composed of several interwoven or latticed metal strands. Read More…

Wire Racks Wire racks are horizontal wire forms used to store and display a variety of products. The base surface upon which such items are placed is composed of several interwoven or latticed metal strands.
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Mystic, CT  |  800-723-7015

Acme Wire Products provides close tolerance wire fabrications using steel and stainless steel. Customized applications include a wide range of wire forms for many different applications. Acme works with wire from .050 to .500 diameter.

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Acme Wire Products Company, Incorporated $$$

Spring Grove, IL  |  815-675-1350

All-Rite Spring Company specializes in quick-turn design, prototype, and manufacture of springs and wires of all shapes, sizes, and material types. Typical applications are: Automotive, Agricultural, Consumer Appliance, Industrial, Safety Critical, and other High Functional Value and/or Life Cycle.

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All-Rite Spring Company $$$

Houston, TX  |  713-849-4000

At Coiling Technologies we custom manufacture these wire forms in either wire or a bar, depending on your project’s needs. We will create high-quality prototypes so we can quickly get your approval and fulfill your project’s requirements. Our automated processes allow us to create the forms with your precise specifications, as well as the ability to repeat those results every time.

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Coiling Technologies, Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-969-7884

Sterling Spring has offered high-quality springs since 1953. Our product line includes compression springs, coil springs, torsion springs, extension springs and industrial springs. We offer just-in-time delivery and cost-effective prices, regardless of your ordering volume.

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Sterling Spring Corp. $$$

Bristol, CT  |  860-582-6368

Our wire forms are made of a variety of materials and can be used in many different applications. Pa-Ted manufactures custom designed wire forms for the automotive and hand tool industries, and uses materials such as steels, titanium, beryllium copper and brass. Call us for wire forms today!

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Pa-Ted Spring Co., LLC $$$

Sturgeon Bay, WI  |  920-743-7201

We fabricate custom shelving units for a variety of uses including windows, refrigeration units, retail displays or we can help you design something to fit your specifications. Some of our stock designs include floor or counter stands, wall mounted displays or literature displays. For great quality and customer service, give us a call today!

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WireTech Fabricators, Inc. $$$
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Though similar to wire shelves in that both are designed for the maximization or vertical and horizontal space, the term wire racks more often refers to smaller units or those ledges not made to stand alone. Wire racks are often stack-able or designed with multiple tiers to provide added vertical space as needed for the storage or display of commercial and retail goods. In addition to promotional uses, industrial applications for wire racks abound.

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Cooling and drying racks, for example, are commonly made of wire as it provides support while maintaining air flow to the items. While storage racks are commonly level, display and cooling racks are sometimes tilted slightly, allowing goods or excess materials to slide forward. Wire displays and other tilted units often undergo wire bending to create a forward lip or curve that will prevent items from sliding completely off of the shelf.

Additional finishes such as painting, threading, coating, heat treating and electro-polishing may be performed during rack production to best suit a given application. Casters may likewise be added to the base of each supporting post in complete rack units in order to increase mobility. Before additional features and coatings can be added, wire racks begin with the production of wire. Wire drawing passes various types of stock metal through progressively smaller dies. Each die lessens the diameter and the process continues until the desired thickness and shape is reached.

Wires made of aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel and a number of other ferrous and non-ferrous metals are then welded or woven together to form wire grids or screens which undergo wire forming to become a rack. Cutting, bending and heat treating all qualify as forming processes as they alter the shape, appearance or physical properties of the metal strands. The manufacturing processes selected for the production of a rack must be carefully considered with regards for the intended use of a unit as they have considerable impact on strength and load capacity. The combined weight of all items to be placed on a rack should never exceed the load capacity as this could lead to potentially dangerous and costly mechanical failure.

The slit or gap size between wires is also of concern and should be smaller than the smallest item the rack will hold to prevent such items from falling through or becoming stuck. Overall dimensions such as height, length and width must adhere to not only the products, but the available space as well.

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