Fit the metal base plate onto the upright, using pliers to guide the two tongues on the plate into the nibs on the upright. Then tap the base plate into the nibs with a hammer.
Heavy Duty Base Plates
Alternatively, heavy duty base plates must be used in the following cases:
- If the height of the shelving is over 3 metres.
- If the height exceeds over 5 times the depth of the shelving.
Fit the heavy duty base plate onto the upright, locating the guide holes on each half onto the nibs on the upright. Then secure using the nuts and bolts provided. Heavy duty base plates must be floor fixed with the appropriate fixings.
Spacer Bars - Positioning
To fit spacer bars, refer to the diagram below to determine the exact position and quantity. All dimensions shown are in mm.
Spacer Bars - Fitting
Insert the horizontal and diagonal spacer bars into the grooves in the corner of the upright, locating the wide part of the slot over the nibs on the upright. Keeping the spacer bars tight to the upright in order to keep it square, tap down into the narrow part of the slot, alternating from side to side. To achieve correct assembly, the spacer bar anti-release tongues should be closed.
Take the frames, assembled with bracing and base plates, keep them as perpendicular as possible and fit the beam (channel upwards) by tapping it down onto the tongues, close to the upright, with a plastic-faced hammer to avoid damage to the beam. The beams, once assembled, should be secured with the respective beam locking clips. These should be located over the beam prior to the insertion of any shelf panels.
Drop the folded edges of the shelf panels into the channels in the top of the beams. The beam clip should be sandwiched between the beam and panel.
Double Entry Frame Brackets
When building back-to-back bays, fix the frames together using these to improve stability. They should be located at mid height. Once the clip has been securely located onto the upright tongues, knock the wings down around the back of the adjacent upright.
Wall Fix Brackets
These are supplied as two units joined together, apply force to the centre to split the unit into two. Use them to provide stability for single sided bays when against a wall, when the height to depth ratio is 4:1 or more. Locate the bracket onto the upright in the same way as the double-entry bracket, then secure to the wall using the appropriate fixings.