Republic's Wedge-Lock Shelf Framing Systems provide economical and versatile storage solutions for retail stockrooms, auto parts centers and archive store rooms. Primary framing members snap together for easy assembly without bolts, rivets or other fasteners. Shelves are accessible from all four sides because no cross-bracing is required. Posts and beams are roll-formed from 14-gauge steel. They are finished with a heavy coat of baked enamel.
Standard units provide sturdy, basic storage at an affordable price for commercial or industrial applications.
Bulk storage units offer larger shelf areas than standard units, making them ideal for storing large or odd-sized items. The wide range of shelf sizes and capacities, combined with the option of adding extra shelves, permits design of a bulk shelving system ideal for specific needs.
High-capacity bulk shelving units can carry up to two-and-a-half times the shelf load of regular bulk units. Extra shelves can be added for more storage area.
Archive units provide high-density storage of 12" by 15" by 10" document boxes. With no cross-bracing required, these units offer double-face entry for easy storage and retrieval.
Original Wedge-Lock Shelving is available for certain runs. Please contact Republic Storage for more details.
Please download the PDF file above to view the Rivet Wedge-Lock Shelving Features.
Storage system shall be Rivet or Original design Wedge-Lock steel framing as manufactured by Republic Storage Systems Company, Inc. Units shall be assembled with steel angle posts or tee posts and beams to support loads indicated in catalog or tech manual. Units shall be fully clear of obstructions between upright members thus providing full four-way or double-face entry. Use of secondary sway bracing is not required.
Beams and posts shall be assembled without the use of fasteners, locking clips or use of special tools. Units shall be framed utilizing full perimeter, heavy duty beams or channel beams at the top and bottom of unit to provide rigidity. Balance of shelf levels shall be framed utilizing beams as required by the shelf load. Shelving shall be adjustable vertically on 1-1/2'' centers on Rivet design and 2" centers on Original Design.
Decking material shall be 5/8'' 42# underlayment grade particle board, or 1/2'', 3/4'' or 7/8'' plywood, or 1/2" Weyerhaeuser Structurwood. Decking to be cut to nominal size for drop-in fit upon beams within unit. Clear dimensions within units shall be such that special trimming of pieces cut from full size 4'' x 8'' sheets will not be required and standard multiple cutting methods can be used. Intermediate deck supports shall be provided as required to sustain loads specified.
All beam capacities are based on a safety factor of 1.65 and post capacities are based on a safety factor of 1.92. The design of all components is based on the AISI Specifications for cold formed steel design and the AISC Manual for Steel Construction.
Surfaces of the steel shall be thoroughly cleaned and phosphatized in a seven stage process. All parts are then finished with a heavy dip coat of enamel baked on at 300 degrees. Please see the next page for available colors.
For multi-level Shelving Systems and High Rise Storage, please consult your Republic representative for layout and engineering assistance.
All posts shall be constructed of 14 gauge, hot-rolled, pickled and oiled steel.
Standard Duty Angle Post - Original
Each leg of the standard duty angle post shall be 1-17/32''. Both legs are punched with pairs of slots on 2'' centers. The slots are 1-1/32" high and 7/16" wide. The slots are designed to accept a pair of lugs stamped into the beams. The lugs wedge into the slot without completely bottoming out. Post heights are available in 2'' increments with the maximum height being 12'0''. See price pages for availability. Standard Duty Angle Posts are used in standard and bulk units. This post cannot be spliced.
Heavy Duty Angle Post
Each leg of the Rivet design heavy duty angle post shall be 1-17/32''. Both legs are punched with teardrop shaped slots on 1-1/2'' centers. The slots are 7/8'' high, 1/2'' in diameter at the top and 9/32'' in diameter at the bottom. The slots are designed to accept the rivet connectors staked onto the beams. The rivets wedge into the slot without completely bottoming out. Post heights are available in 1-1/2'' increments with the maximum height of 16'0''. Rivet Design Heavy Duty Angle Posts are used in all starting and ending uprights and multi-level and high rise shelving. This post can be spliced.
Each leg of the Original heavy duty angle post shall be 2-1/16". Both legs are punched with slots on 2'' centers. The slots are 1-1/32'' high and 7/16" wide and are designed to accept lug connectors stamped into the beams. The lugs wedge into the slots without completely bottoming out. Post heights are available in 2" increments with the maximum height of 16'0''. Original heavy duty angle posts are used in high capacity bulk units, multi-level and high rise shelving. This post can be spliced.
Standard Duty T-post
Standard duty T-posts are roll formed into the shape of a tee where the throat has two webs. The Rivet design standard duty T-post is 2-17/32'' wide by 1-23/32'' deep. There are four columns of slots punched into the post. The Original design standard duty T-post is 3-11/32" wide by 1-1/32" deep. There are 6 columns of slots punched into the post. T-posts are used to make intermediate upright assemblies. Beams can be are installed on both sides of the throat to give front to back support to shelves in adjacent bays. Beams are also installed perpendicular to the throat to provide left to right support. Standard duty T-posts are used in standard storage units and bulk storage units. Standard duty T-posts may not be spliced.
Heavy Duty T-post
Heavy duty T-post is 3-11/32'' wide by 1-23/32'' deep. The added material is between the material edge and the center of the slot on Rivet design and in the throat on Original design. Rivet posts have 4 columns of slots; Original posts have 8 columns of slots. These posts are used in high capacity bulk storage units, multi-level and high rise shelving and may be spliced.
Foot plates are 14 gauge hot rolled, pickled and oiled steel and are used where positive anchorage, additional bearing surface and/or protection of flooring are required. They are punched with two slots for attaching to the post and three 7/16'' diameter holes for use with anchor bolts. The foot plate size is 1-13/16'' by 3-7/8''. When foot plates are used with Rivet design, beams cannot be installed in the lowest slot. Hardware for attaching to the post is included. The floor anchor bolt is not included. Plated finish. Specify Rivet or Original design foot plate.
All beams shall be constructed of 14 gauge, hot-rolled, pickled and oiled steel.
Standard Duty Beams
Standard Duty Beams are 1'' tall, roll formed to support 1/2'' or 5/8'' particle board or plywood. Both ends of the Rivet design beam have a single rivet staked in place; both ends of the Original design beam have double lugs stamped into the beam. Beams may be attached to the post two ways. With the formed flange up standard and heavy duty supports can be used to give additional support to the decking. With the formed flange down the decking sits down in the beam thus reducing rotation and the overall height of the decking and beam combination. Standard duty beams are used left to right in standard storage units. The standard duty beam is punched to accept standard and heavy duty supports.
Low Profile Beams – Rivet
The Low Profile Beam is 1-1/16” tall with a ½” support for deck material and a double rivet connector tab on the beam ends. Low Profile Beams may be used in place of standard duty beams for a more sturdy connection.
Medium Duty Beams
Medium duty beams are the same as the standard duty beam except the height of the beam is 1-1/4''. This beam is used primarily with 3/4'' or 7/8'' thick decking. With the formed flange up it can be used with any deck thickness allowing added capacity. The medium duty beam is punched to accept standard and heavy duty supports.
Heavy Duty Beams
The heavy duty beam has the same profile as standard and medium duty beams. The Rivet design is 2-9/16'' tall with two rivets on each end; the Original design is 2-15/16" tall with two double lug connectors on each end. Heavy duty beams are used around the perimeter at the top and bottom of all units to provide lateral stability. Heavy duty beams 48" and longer are punched to accept channel supports. This beam is used with the formed flange up, however, in some special applications it may be used inverted. The heavy duty beam is used front to back and side to side at all shelf locations on bulk units. It is used front to back on high capacity bulk storage units.
The channel beam follows the same design of the heavy duty beam with the exception of a 7/8'' return flange at the bottom. This beam was created for use in high capacity units and is punched to accept the same supports as the Heavy Duty Beam. This beam is normally installed with the same flange up that is normally up when using the Heavy Duty Beam. On Rivet design only, when the flat flange is up, channel beams must also be used front to back.
Z and Heavy Duty Beams - Rivet
The Z Beam is designed for low profile, high capacity units. The Beam is 2-3/16”tall with two rivets on each end and is punched to accept supports. The Heavy Duty Z Beam has a ½” horizontal return flange on the bottom for added capacity. The Heavy Duty Z Beam is normally used in high capacity bulk units.
Standard Duty Supports
Standard duty supports shall be constructed of 20 gauge, cold rolled, pickled and oiled steel. Used as deck support for particle board and plywood, it installs into slots punched in beams. The support is 7/8'' wide by 7/8'' high. The tabs may be locked in place by bending or by driving a sheet metal screw into hole in each tab. Holes in the top surface permit attachment to the decking. Standard duty supports may be used as a hang bar for moderate loads. Supports are used on both Original and Rivet Wedge-Lock.
Heavy Duty Supports
Heavy duty supports are constructed of 20 gauge, cold rolled, pickled and oiled steel. They follow the same design of standard duty supports except the height is 1-1/8'', allowing them additional strength. Supports are used on both Original and Rivet Wedge-Lock.
Channel supports are constructed of 14 gauge hot rolled, pickled and oiled steel. This support has the dual purpose of limiting beam rotation under load and increasing shelf capacity. Channel supports are 2-7/16'' high with 1-1/32'' flanges top and bottom and are used with heavy duty beams and channel beams 48'' and over in length. These supports are attached with #10-24 x 3/8'' screws and nuts. Supports are used on both Original and Rivet Wedge-Lock.
Post Splice Bars - Rivet
Splice bar material shall be 1/4'' x 1'' hot rolled bar cut to 5-1/2'' and punched with four 9/32'' diameter holes. The splice bar is used in the throat of the heavy duty T-post or on one of the legs of the heavy angle post. Used in conjunction with the splice plate, the bar is bolted in place with four 1/4"-20 truss head screws, nuts and washers. Splice bars have a plated finish, are bulk packed and include hardware.
Splice Plates - Rivet
Splice plates are constructed of 14 gauge hot rolled, pickled and oiled steel. Splice plates are used in conjunction with splice bars to vertically splice Heavy Duty Posts. The plate has four rivets for easy attachment to the post with two 9/32'' diameter holes for bolting. Two splice plates are used on heavy duty T-posts and one is used on heavy duty angle posts. Splice plates have a painted finish and are bulk packed.
Angle Post Splices - Original
Splice material shall be 12 gauge hot rolled, pickled and oiled steel. Used to vertically splice Heavy Duty Angle Posts. Each leg of the splice shall be 1-7/8". Both legs are punched with 5/16" diameter holes on 2" centers. The splice is bolted inside the angle with eight 1/4"-20 truss head screws nuts and lock washers. Angle splices have a plated finish, are bulk packed and include hardware.
T-Post Splice Bars - Original
Splice bar material shall be 1/4'' x 1-1/4'' hot rolled bar punched with two rows of 5/16'' diameter holes on 2" centers. The splice bar is used in the throat of the heavy duty T-post. Used in conjunction with the splice plate, the bar is bolted in place with eight 1/4"-20 truss head screws, nuts and lock washers. Splice bars have a plated finish, are bulk packed and include hardware.
Splice Plates - Original
Splice plates are constructed of 10 gauge hot rolled, pickled and oiled steel. Splice plates are used in conjunction with splice bars to vertically splice Heavy Duty T-Posts. The plate is 3-5/16" x 8" and has two rows of 5/16" diameter holes on 2" centers. The splice is bolted in the T-post throat with eight 1/4"-20 truss head screws nuts and lock washers. Splice plates have a plated finish, are bulk packed and include hardware.
Stock items are available in #50 Gray
Due to variances in monitor settings and color calibration, color representations shown may vary from actual painted product. Color sample plates may be obtained from your Republic Representative.
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