STORAGE - SHELVING - MOBILE
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Mobile shelving provides very compact storage by minimising the
number of aisles required to access the shelving. This can nearly
double the storage capacity in a certain floor area. A further benefit
of mobile bases is the ability to close up and lock banks of bases
thereby protecting the contents from unauthorised access.
Shelving is mounted on specially designed mobile bases which run
on floor-mounted tracks. Tracks can be set into the floor slab or
on top of the slab in which case infill sections are used to provide
a smooth floor surface between the tracks (ramp sections are then
fitted between infill floor edges and the lower floor level).
For applications in offices, light duty systems are available which
simply sit on the floor (including raised access floors) and have
infill flooring between tracks. These can be easily and quickly
installed and relocated as required.
Industrial applications are generally designed for heavier duty
use and incorporate more robust bases, tracks and shelving. Ideally
the tracks are installed inset into the floor slab to provide a
smooth floor surface, however where this is not possible, infill
floor sections can be used with ramps at the access edges.
Bases are moved by either pull handles for light loads or handwheel
systems with geared drives to reduce the required effort to move
bases. Electrically operated bases provide the ultimate solution
for ease of use.