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Rack barrier – essential information


Rack barrier – essential information

We’ve all been to a shop and will be there many more times. Looking at the shelving that hold the products, we don’t give much attention to the structure of the shelving itself. Most shops, when selecting their equipment, must think it through to choose appliances that are best aligned with the products sold and with the target customers. They must also consider the protection offered by a rack, warehouse space availability, the safety of the solution applied and number of designed rack levels.

Why is it so important?

Purposes of using racks and shelving

The product layout should facilitate work, yet it shouldn’t disturb shopping. Moreover, it must look nice and encourage making a purchase. From this perspective, the selection of even the tiniest shop equipment details matters. One of those details is the front barrier.

The devil's in the details

A shelving barrier is an important detail of every racking system that is required to ensure safe operation for the owner and their customers. There are various features taken into consideration for these shelving elements when they are designed.


Barriers can be made of different materials and come in different shapes. The material is selected based on whether heavy duty applications are planned. Some are made of wire, some of glass or plexiglass.

Installation method

There are front- and rear-mounted barriers or even those glued to the shelving, with the actual solution applied depending on the ease of access necessary. Barriers may be attached to racks and shelves that are installed on a wall or those arranged in a free-standing column.

Size to match your individual needs

In terms of dimensions, we adjust the length and the width to the dimensions of the shelving and rack. Barriers can be 45 cm or 130 cm long. Also the color depends on the rack. You may choose the dimensions yourself. Your order and specification can be customized.

Shelving: install a barrier or not?

What is the difference in utilizing shelving with and without a barrier? A front barrier makes the shelving more functional and the shelves can accommodate more products. It improves the arrangement of all products and makes it far more effective. Both your customers and your employees will notice it. Customers will be able to make better shopping decisions, which is equivalent to putting products into their baskets more often. Whereas the employees will appreciate better organization of work, which will make every product delivery go smoothly.

Advantages of shelf dividers and barriers

Barriers for wire and metal shelving

Whatever kind of shelving you own, you don’t need to replace it with a new one with a barrier. You can adjust the barriers to match your existing shelving – in terms of dimensions, materials and mounting. This way you can retrofit your existing equipment to increase safety and protection for both your goods and your customers. At our company, you can choose from the available materials: stainless steel or carbon steel. Add to it galvanized or fluidizing coating for even better durability of the product.


All wire products are made of stainless steel or black steel. We offer fluidizing coating of barriers, which protects them from corrosion and ensures a uniform layer on the steel bar.

Types of shelving barriers

Front barrier

The front barrier is mounted to the shelf from the outside and is meant to protect the product from falling off the rack. Depending on your needs, they are available in any dimensions to perfectly fit your existing inventory. We can also customize the number and arrangement of barrier bars.

Side barrier

A side barrier is utilized more often than a front barrier. This is mainly due to the functionality of shops. However there is a possibility to mount additional protection all around the shelves, if required. These are the perfect match for metal and other shelving.

Learn more about shelf barriers and dividers here.

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