Shelving Unit  

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As a result of the routing of the thin cable through the shelving surfaces and the supporting poles the top of the unit is under constant tension being pulled in both direction simultaneously. As more weight is placed on the shelving unit the stronger and more stable it becomes. All of the force in routed down through the poles and into the base area. Because the poles are being pulled in two opposite directions there is no danger of flex or bending.


Pole Mounting...

The lower pole mount is simply two hole drilled through the base at 35 degrees (each pole is set at 35 deg.). All of the weight is directed directly down the poles so no external support is needed.

Upper Pole and Cable...

The cable that is holding up the shelves supports the top of the pole. As the shelves are placed on the cable, the weight pulls the wire down into a V cut on the out side of the pole. This locks both the pole and the cable into position. The more weight that is placed on the shelving unit the tighter the grip of the cable.


Outside Cable Mount...

The cable that is held by the poles supports the outside of each shelf. Each cable passes through a hole drilled in the shelf then held in place with a set screw. Under the shelf is a metal cylinder that the cable passes through and the set screw is threaded into. This cylinder supports the shelf. In the cut away the outer shelf support can be seen.


Shelf to Pole Mount...

The shelves are held in place by a roll pin inserted into the back of the shelves. A hole lined with a grommet allows the shelves to fit tightly into the pole. This prevents the shelves from swaying and also supports the rear of the shelf. The top half of the shelf must be relived at a 35-degree angle in order to assure a good fit.

 

 

 

 

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