Suspended Cable Display Shelving
Description: Suspended cable shelving can be used to display products in all types of shops and businesses. The construction involves the use of floor to ceiling cable kits, flat rectangular or shaped acrylic or glass shelves with polished edges and radiused corners, and cable to shelf horizontally supporting clamps.
Items supplied: When you purchase our suspended cable shelving kits there's no need to visit your local store for extra fittings or fixtures, as we supply all the items you need to assemble your display into its final position, where it'll show off your products and attract new potential customers. Full instructions are included which explain how to fix the cable kits in position and how to attach the shelves between the cables using the special clamps provided.
Glass versus acrylic: This is one of the key questions people ask themselves when first considering cable suspended shelving, so why choose one over the other. Well the answer basically is that glass is about 3 to 4 times more rigid than acrylic making it more suitable for heavy duty applications, which means you can display significantly heavier merchandise on the shelves whilst undergoing the same minimal deflection as the acrylic alternative. On the other hand glass is more expensive for any given shelf size, and it weighs approximately 2.25 times the weight of acrylic which results in more expensive shipping costs. For lightweight applications where several products are supported that weigh around 1 to 2kg each, acrylic often provides sufficient strength and therefore might well be the better option due to costing significantly less. To partially compensate for the acrylic panels being less rigid the cable pitch fixing positions can be moved inwards along the sides of the shelves as opposed to being attached at the ends, which is a compromise between acquiring increased rigidity versus maintaining the maximum uninterrupted visual display along the length of the shelves. In addition, extra support cables are supplied as standard for our relatively long shelving kits which attach midpoint along the shelf length. Furthermore, square, circular, and hexagonal shapes for example, are all naturally far more rigid thanks to their equal length to width ratios, which again means acrylic might well be the better choice for many applications.