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Super Erecta Shelf


Super Erecta shelves 1848BR (18″x48″ Brite) by Metro. Since 1968, the original post-based adjustable shelving system has been copied, but never duplicated. As a result, Super Erecta shelves have proven they are a name you can count on.

Innovative, adjustable design

Specifically, the open-wire design minimizes dust accumulation and allows for better air circulation and greater visibility of stored product. Additionally, Super Erecta shelves adjust in 1″ increments. Finally, because a full choice of casters are available for mobile applications, you can easily convert a stationary unit into a mobile one. You can also mount the shelves to a wall.

Durability and strength

First, Metro constructs Super Erecta shelves 1848BR of durable, sturdy Type 304 stainless steel. As a result, you have a choice for every weight capacity. For example, stationary units with shelves up to 48″ (1,219 mm) wide have an 800 lb (363 kg) per-shelf capacity, while those with shelves greater than 48″ (1,219 mm) wide have a 600 lb (272 kg) per-shelf capacity. All stationary shelving has a per-unit capacity of 2,000 lbs.

On the other hand, mobile units have the same per-shelf capacity, but a per-unit capacity of 600 to 900 lbs (272 – 408 kg), depending on the casters selected.

Choice of finish and customization

Finishes include Brite (polished zinc), chrome, Metroseal (epoxy coating with Microban® product protection to prevent mold and bacteria), Type 304 stainless steel, and epoxy-coated white or black. Finally, there are a variety of accessories to choose from to contain, identify, organize, and transport supplies.


  • Open-wire design that minimizes dust accumulation and allows for better air circulation and greater visibility of stored items
  • Adjustable in 1″ (25 mm) increments
  • Easily configurable for stationary, mobile, or wall-mount applications
  • Constructed of Type 304 stainless steel for durability and strength
  • It is not recommended to use 14″ (356 mm) deep shelving with posts higher than 74″ (1,880 mm)
  • 14″ deep shelving requires foot plates on freestanding units
  • Maximum post height for mobile units is 54″ (1,372 mm)
  • Weight capacity (all evenly distributed)
    • Stationary units
      • Per shelf
        • Up to 48″ (1,219 mm) wide – 800 lb (363 kg)
        • Greater than 48″ (1,219 mm) wide – 600 lb (272 kg)
      • Per unit – 2,000 lb (907 kg)
    • Mobile units
      • Per shelf – same capacity as stationary units
      • Per unit – 600 to 900 lbs (272-408 kg), depending on the casters selected
  • Finishes – Brite, chrome, Metroseal, stainless steel, white epoxy-coated, black epoxy-coated
  • Variety of accessories to contain, identify, organize, and transport supplies

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