Shelving Systems and small parts handling

Hi280 Multi-Tier Shelving

  • 8th July 2015

Hi280 Multi-Tier Shelving system, with an interposed mezzanine, is a construction of shelving built into two or more levels. The bottom shelving is the support for the mezzanine floor. The uprights are heavy duty and dimensioned in order to carry the loads from the floor above. Shelving built as multi-tier installations is often used in larger warehouses for spare parts or where the storage of many articles is required often with low turnover. 

The base of a multi-tier installation is the Hi280 shelving itself, built of EK uprights made of 1,2 mm pre-galvanized steel. The uprights can be either full length, where they support both levels of shelves and the access walkway, or single when they support the lower shelves and a mezzanine with free standing shelving units above.


Multi-tier HI280 shelving provides better storage capacity than standard shelving on the ground floor with a structural mezzanine floor above and more shelves on top, this is because there is no need for pillars to support the 2nd tier floor (this is supported on the static HI280 shelving units). Due to the relatively slim steel grid floor, a second level is often possible, where normally a thicker mezzanine floor construction could preclude it. The thinner floor also allows for an additional level of storage to be included.


There is a very substantial cost saving on the construction costs for a HI280 multi-tier construction when compared to standard shelving on two-floor levels plus a mezzanine floor, as a separate floor does not need to be purchased and the floor and shelving are all built as one saving manpower and time. Along with the additional extra storage space, HI280 multi-tier shelving installations can often become the most economical choice.

Dexion Hi280 Multi-Tier Shelving

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The concept is based on the well known Dexion shelving system HI280, constructed as a multi-tier installation with interposed mezzanine floor. The design demands high sustaining-capacity of individual components resulting in an installation that open vast opportunities when planning the storage of your warehouse in the most optimal manner.

The total volume of your space can be used for storing and handling. Low-frequency articles are stored in higher located shelving positions while fast movers are located on the ground floor shelving.

Multi-tier installations exist in many different situations and are a storage solution related to optimal warehouse utilization more than any other option.

A HI280 multi-tier shelving installation requires careful specification as the total loads involved can be considerable. Because of this, the design of every multi-tier installation needs to be individually calculated to ensure the highest possible safety.

The individual components are standard Hi280 shelving components, but due to the specific demands and possible high loads, the installation is completed with stabilizing bracing, though this can depend upon the height of the installation. 

Guidelines below:

Height: up to 15000 mm. Normal installation is over two or three levels including the ground floor. However, four floors have been created for some customers.

The warehouse building is often the limiting factor.

Loading capacity
The load capacity of the upper shelves is the same as the bottom shelves equal to 75 – 400 kg.
However multitier structures do need to be individually calculated and checked.

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