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Wire Shelves

Wire shelves are a particular type of wire product produced for both industrial and consumer use as storage or wire display units. The base surface upon which items are placed is composed of several interwoven or latticed strands of metal. Read More…

Wire Shelves Wire shelves are a particular type of wire product produced for both industrial and consumer use as storage or wire display units. The base surface upon which items are placed is composed of several interwoven or latticed strands of metal.
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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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Like all shelving, these serve to maximize vertical and horizontal spaces for the purpose of increased storage which allows for faster process flows and increased productivity in a number of industrial and commercial settings. Wire shelving is also popular in residential areas in need of organization or storage. Often used as presentation shelves, the transparent appearance provided by the porous wire rack construction is less imposing than alternative shelving units. This also makes wire shelves well suited to medical and food processing industries as they are less prone to dust collection.

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In factories and warehouses that might have expansive storage, wire is often the material of choice for shelving as this same openness is more compatible with building and fire safety codes as emergency sprinkler systems are not impeded by the open surfaces. Air circulation is likewise unhindered. While water and air may freely pass through a wire shelf, the porous construction does not mean that this type of shelf cannot be closed for better product security. In addition to structural wiring, protective wire grids or wire screens are a common feature of wire shelves that further contain and protect inventory while maintaining visibility.

For both open and closed wire shelf designs, it is important to consider the slit or gap size between the wires. The slit size should be smaller than the smallest item a shelf will hold to prevent such items from falling through or becoming stuck. The total weight of inventory should also be considered as it must not exceed the load bearing capacity of a given unit or mechanical failure due to overload may occur with dangerous and costly consequences.

Such concerns are relative to the materials, size and manufacturing processes used to construct a given shelf. Ferrous metals, nonferrous metals, precious metals and alloys such as aluminum, copper, brass, steel and stainless steel are among the most common materials used for wire shelving. The strands themselves are produced through any of a number of wire forming processes including rolling, extrusion or stamping.

Drawing is among the most commonly used technique in which a metal thread is passed through a series or progressively smaller dies until the desired gauge or thickness is achieved. Rounded, square or shaped wires are then shaped as needed through manual or CNC pressing and stamping processes before being welded or woven into the desired grid pattern.

While the materials and construction of wire shelving is important, the dimensions of a shelf and inventory should also be considered to ensure optimization of storage space.

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