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Racks: Shelf load & unit load

The shelf load describes the maximum weight of the specific "compartment", i.e. the individual shelf. The shelf load indicates the total weight that a shelf can accommodate, provided that the load is evenly distributed.

The unit load, on the other hand, describes the maximum weight that the complete rack can support – not including the weight of the rack itself. It is essential to check the unit load on the label, since it does merely amount to the sum of the individual shelf loads.

Depending on the materials and finish of the frames, the unit load can also be less than the sum of the possible shelf loads. If the total unit load is exceeded, there is a high risk of the rack collapsing.

When the shelf load is exceeded, it is more likely that the relevant shelf will cave in – e.g. due to material breakage in the middle of a shelf or because of an excessive load on the shelf supports.

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