Boltless Adjustable Shelving

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Boltless ADjustable industrial shelving overview

Among the most durable and rigid in the industrial shelving industry, Rack Systems Inc. commercial and industrial boltless shelving is produced in either 18 gauge or 20 gauge cold-rolled steel. Shelves are made with double bends or box style front and back edges, complete with closed corners. The uprights are made of 16 gauge hot-rolled steel and are pre-punched, roll-formed, welded and cut to length. Also known as, Interlok No-Bolt, these boltless shelving units are designed for maximum strength and durability.

Interlok boltless features:

  • Double folded closed corners for maximum support
  • A two-way locking principle at each corner
  • 1” adjust ability and no interference
  • 18 gauge standard shelf
  • All shelves are punched for Bin Dividers

Interlok No-Bolt design is based on three innovative and guiding principles:

Strength – The ultimate in strength and rigidity has been obtained by the wedge-type combination of shelf and brackets

Economy – Assembly cost is a vital factor. Interlok No-Bolt eliminates obsolete methods of assembly. The amount of nuts, bolts and tolls have been reduced from the equation, saving up to 80% of assembly time.

Efficiency – Shelves can easily be rearranged without dismantling. Interlok No-Bolt industrial shelving is assembled in an upright position. There is no additional floor space needed for the process of assembly.

Rack Systems Inc. can also provide perforated panels. These are often used as a pegboard with hooks, being very useful additions to that maximize your space. These are made of 18 gauge cold rolled steel, and are very sturdy and durable.  It can be easily installed on either open or closed units.

A superior shelf that is adaptable to the evolving warehouse

Industrial shelving solutions are fundamental to the optimal functioning of warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers. Among the plethora of options available, industrial shelving stands out due to its efficiency, adaptability, and ease of assembly. But when and where is it best to deploy this type of shelving? Let’s delve into this topic to provide a clear perspective.

When to Use Industrial Shelving

  1. Quick Assembly Needs: One of the most pronounced benefits of Interlok shelving is its rapid assembly. If a facility is looking to increase storage space in a pinch, shelving systems can be erected in a fraction of the time it takes to set up traditional bolted systems. No special tools, nuts, or bolts are required, which translates to reduced setup time.
  2. Dynamic Storage Requirements: For businesses that face changing inventory needs, industrial shelving offers the flexibility to easily modify shelving configurations. This adaptability is ideal for operations that might require different shelving structures at different times of the year or based on specific projects.
  3. Budget Considerations: While initial costs might be similar or slightly higher than traditional systems, the reduced labor costs and time savings associated with installation and reconfiguration can make boltless shelving a more cost-effective choice in the long run.
  4. Safety Prioritization: Given that these systems lock into place securely, they can offer a safer alternative, especially when set up correctly. There are fewer components that can fail or come loose over time, reducing the risk of accidents.

Where to Use Industrial Shelving

  1. Warehouses: These are perhaps the most obvious venues for industrial shelving. Warehouses often demand flexible storage solutions to accommodate a variety of products. Boltless shelving can be used for bulk storage, order picking, or even as a temporary setup during peak seasons.
  2. Retail Backrooms: Retail operations can greatly benefit from the flexibility of shelving systems. Stock levels can vary significantly, especially during sales or holiday seasons. Being able to adjust shelving quickly ensures efficient use of backroom space and facilitates better inventory management.
  3. Manufacturing Facilities: In manufacturing, parts and components need to be readily available. Industrial shelving can be adapted to fit bins, boxes, and loose items, making it an ideal choice for keeping production lines running smoothly.
  4. Garages & Workshops: For automotive and mechanical workshops, shelving can be a boon. It can be effortlessly adjusted to accommodate tools, parts, and equipment of varying sizes. Moreover, the open design of most boltless shelving allows for easy visibility and access.
  5. Records & Archives: Offices or institutions that need to maintain records can use boltless shelving to create an organized archive. The ability to adjust shelf heights means that everything from standard folders to large binders can be accommodated.
  6. Home Storage: While boltless shelving is primarily an industrial solution, it’s not uncommon to find them in domestic settings. For homeowners with substantial storage needs, like in basements or garages, these shelves can offer the robustness of industrial design combined with the flexibility of domestic use.


In conclusion, industrial shelving is an incredibly versatile storage solution. It’s designed for quick assembly and reconfiguration, making it perfect for dynamic environments where storage needs can change rapidly. From bustling warehouses to quiet archives, and from expansive manufacturing facilities to compact retail backrooms, shelving can provide a sturdy, adaptable, and efficient storage solution. When choosing this system, it’s essential to assess your specific storage needs, available space, and expected load to select the most suitable shelving variant.


Rack Systems Inc. will visit your warehouse facility to provide a storage needs assessment and consultation.