Beaded or Angle Post Shelving: What’s The Difference?
Beaded or Angle Post Shelves
When you’re shopping for shelving, you’ll often notice that shelving posts are commonly specified as angle posts or beaded posts. But what exactly are the differences between angle and beaded shelving posts? Why would you choose one over the other? Read on to find out.
Shelving posts should not be an arbitrary choice and the type of posts you choose could make a huge difference in your storage. Depending on your application, here are some considerations to make when you’re in the market for shelves.
Beaded posts offer full access to the front of the shelf unlike angle posts that reduce shelf access by about 2″. If your storage is a high capacity application, you might want to consider beaded posts because the extra inches quickly add up to even more space. They also reduce assembly time with common posts between adjoining units, and the flush design allows straight-in/straight-out installation without tilting.
Angle posts are the most popular and common style and cost slightly less than beaded posts. With a stiffening offset rib, they are also designed for seismic applications—so if your storage is located in a location prone to earthquakes, you’ll probably want to go with angle posts.
Allows full use of the shelf width
Provides full access to the front of the shelf
The common posts between adjoining units reduce assembly time
Heavy-duty for maximum weight bearing
Ideal for multi-level applications such as mezzanines
Shelves slip in and out without tilting for faster and easier installations
Double-sided posts with independent shelf positioning make them ideal for posts between units
No dead space behind posts
Ideal for seismic applications
Stiffening offset rib provides extra sturdiness
Most common and least expensive type of posts
Posts are bolted together between each section
Reduces front shelf access
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Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for angle and beaded shelving posts and all other types of storage systems for a variety of applications. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.
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