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Mar 29, 2019Blog, High Density Storage

High density shelving has been very popular in many industries including: Athletics, Automotive, General Contractors, Government, Healthcare, Laboratories, Law Enforcement, Libraries, Museums, Manufacturing and Military. We know how important organization is in any industry and high density shelving (mobile shelving) provides just that and more. We work with companies all across the southeast including: Alabama (headquarters), Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas and Florida.

So what exactly is high density shelving (mobile shelving)? Mobile shelving also known as mobile aisle shelving, roller racking, or rolling stacks is a storage unit with wheeled traction systems. Units can be closely packed when access is not required. This increases floor space in your facilites while providing secure/optimal storage. The system can be readily moved to open up an aisle to allow access. By eliminating the need for a permanently open aisle between every unit, a smaller proportion of floor space can be allocated to storage than in the case of conventional fixed shelving, or a higher capacity of storage can be met using the same footprint as fixed shelving.

Each shelving unit is normally mounted on a level trackway (to eliminate gradients in the supporting floor), making it possible to move heavy units with minimal effort. Mobile shelving or high density shelving can be moved manually or by the use of electrical motors. The track/flooring can either sit on top of an existing floor or be integrated into raised access flooring allowing for a smooth transition between unit and surrounding floor levels.

Manual mobile shelving

Mobile storage systems (high density shelving) are usually constructed with a rotary handle on the exterior accessible face. When rotated, the handle operates the mechanism which winds the single, connected, filing unit either left or right, depending on a clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation of the handle. In an office, for example, several stacks of movable filing cabinets may be accommodated in a limited space.

Drive mechanisms vary; traditionally systems were offered with chain drive but modern technology allows belt drive systems which provides smooth, quiet operation. Especially in a quiet environment like a library, this becomes very important.

Although the “bays of shelving” that sit on the mobile chassis come in many standard sizes, they can be mixed to create run lengths of shelving to maximize the room length.

Installing Mobile Shelving (High Density Storage)

BSC can mount any type of used shelving or cabinets on the mobile carriages. If you have old shelving or cabinets and don’t want to get rid of these items because of the expense, BSC has technicians that can install mobile shelving with the original cabinets you already had. This would be a great choice if you’ve never used high density shelving before and want to get a feel of the system before fully committing to a new one. Later on, you can easily exchange used shelving for new. We want to ensure your mobile shelving (high density storage) is worth your investment. Whatever your needs are, we have the technicians and sales team that will work with you to find a solution that best fits your needs.

Applications for Mobile Shelving (High Density Storage)

Mobile aisle shelving is typically used for academic or commercial applications where a significant volume of physical archive material, filing or books is to be stored. These include medical or Government records, file-intensives offices such as the legal or accountancy professions, and public and academic libraries and similar archives. Another common use is in retail stockrooms to maximize the stock capacity, or to reduce the back of house storage space required so that a greater proportion of the overall shop space can be used for customer retail purposes.high density storage alabama

Capacity and Speed Advantages for High Density Storage

A typical bank of mobile office shelving units offers close to a 50% reduction of floor space, or a 50% to 100% increase in storage space, compared to traditional filing cabinets. When the bank of units is closed, the contents are protected from light and dust, and the whole bank of units can be secured by locking the end unit(s) in place. This makes high density storage ideal for holding valuable museum and archive collections.

BSC is ready to help you find the perfect solution for your storage needs. Contact us at 205-988-3300 or for more information. Check out our video below for a quick demonstration of our high density storage.