First introduced in the 1980s, boltless racks, which are also called rivet racks, soon became a standard in European shelving solutions and quickly spread throughout the world. Usually available in a wide range of sizes, configurations, and degrees of strength, these shelving frames are designed to minimize setup time, while maximizing versatility.
Despite their predominant use in hand-loaded operations, such as in file, records or archive depositories, they are also available for industrial applications, such as bulk, tyre, or heavy duty storage. Depending on their design and materials, rivet shelves can hold anywhere between 200 and 2000 pounds.
In what follows, you can find out more about the basic characteristics, benefits, as well as drawbacks of boltless racks.