almost in plain sight. Today, there is a simple and ingenious solution to this problem, like a wheel, a perforated tool stand or layout.
In this article we will get acquainted with this type of warehouse and commercial equipment in more detail.
Storing tools and accessories on a perforated stand has a number of undeniable advantages over traditional storage in cabinets or boxes.
- The main advantage is that the entire tool, even the smallest one, is always in sight, which greatly facilitates its search.
- Thanks to a large number of various fasteners (hooks, loops,hinged drawers, etc.), placing and removing even fairly large elements is extremely easy and fast.
- Due to the small thickness and weight of the supporting structure of the perforated stand, it can be placed virtually anywhere, for example, above a workbench or in a niche. The tool will always be at hand, besides, the usable area is saved quite well, and this is very important for small utility rooms.
- Light weight, ease of installation and dismantling, combined with small dimensions when disassembled, make it easy to carry or transport racks of this type to the right place.
- The use of special racks allows you to form independent (free-standing) structures from panels, using them for zoning the room.
- An elegant stand that almost blends in with the surroundings, much more aesthetically pleasing than a bulky drawer or cabinet.
All of the above advantages have determined the widespread use of racks of this type as showcases for selling a wide variety of goods. Now perforated trade stands can be found both in a small shop near the house and in a huge hypermarket.
Types and application of perforated panels
In the classic version, the layout consists of a perforated sheet and hinged elements. If we talk about storing tools, then thin sheet metal (from 1 to 3 mm) is most often used as a material for creating a panel, chipboard or MDF boards are also used. MainThe difference from conventional storage racks is that the panel has small holes over the entire area of the sheet, which play the role of clamps for canopies of various configurations, making it easy to place tools of various shapes on the stand.
Perforated stands made of chipboard and MDF, due to limited resistance to moisture, are more often used inside residential premises, for example, in the kitchen, where in addition to fixing kitchen utensils, they also perform decorative functions.
In order to reduce the risk of deformation, wood-based panels are produced in relatively small sizes (60 by 60 cm), which facilitates their installation and transportation.
Metal layouts, as a rule, are made of galvanized material, which, due to the corrosion resistance of the coating, allows the panels to be used in unheated rooms and, depending on the thickness of the sheet, withstand significant loads. Thanks to these properties, perforated metal stands are ideal for storing plumbing, construction tools and consumables. Most often, manufacturers offer panels measuring 1 by 2 meters, which is quite enough for comfortable placement of equipment that is not too large.
Perforated sheets made of plastic and drywall are also widely represented on the market, which modern designers are actively using as decor.
Hinged elements for layout panel
Another key element of a perforated stand is its hinged part (brackets).Depending on the shape of the mounting holes, they are made either from a metal wire with a diameter of 5 mm, or from a metal sheet similar to the material of the panel. The range of brackets is extremely wide - from hooks and clips to loops and baskets of various configurations, which allows you to place almost any item on the layout panel. The main feature of such canopies is a special shape of the latch, which makes it easy to position the bracket at an arbitrary point on the panel and, if necessary, just as quickly move it to any other layout point.
Methods of installing perforated panels
Most often, layout panels are mounted on the wall using self-tapping screws or anchor bolts. The main requirement for the bearing surface is its ability to withstand the expected weight of the stand and the tool located on it.
As mentioned above, for the independent location of the perforated rack, special racks with legs-stops are used, which are sometimes replaced with wheels for greater stand mobility.
With a large range of products, roller guides are used to allow the panels to be pulled out in separate sections. If necessary, they are placed in a container, which allows solving the issue of unauthorized access to storage items.