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    Shelving Reused for High Density Compact Mobile Storage

    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, or rolling stacks is a storage unit with wheeled traction systems. You can closely pack units when it does not require access. This increases floor space in your facilities while providing secure/optimal storage. The system can move readily 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 given 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 making it possible to move heavy units with minimal effort. Mobile shelving or high density shelving can move manually or by the use of electrical motors. The track/flooring can either sit on top of an existing floor or you can integrate it into raised access flooring. This allows for a smooth transition between unit and surrounding floor levels.

    Manual mobile shelving

    Mobile storage systems (high density shelving) usually have 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. This is 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 did offer 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. You can mix them 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. Also if you 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.

    Applications for Mobile Shelving (High Density Storage)

    Mobile aisle shelving is typically in use 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 you can use 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 you close the bank of units, it protects the contents from light and dust, and the whole bank of units is secure 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.