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Mobile Shelving and Racking: Choosing the Best for Your Business

Mobile shelving and racking: choosing the best for your business

Choosing the best mobile shelving and racking for your business can go a long way in creating better organization and efficiency in the workplace. At Commander Warehouse, we understand how important an organized workspace truly is. That is why we offer a wide range of warehouse equipment for organizational purposes, including mobile shelving and racking products.

Things to Consider Before Choosing the Best Mobile Shelving and Racking System

Before choosing a mobile shelving and racking system for your business, it is important to consider the key features that these units have to offer and how well they will work for your business needs. Some things to consider before choosing the best mobile shelving and racking system include:

1. Do You Actually Need Mobile Shelving?

The first thing that you should consider before purchasing a mobile shelving and racking system is whether or not you actually need a mobile system. Depending on the situation, fixed lateral units, such as shelving systems, can provide the right amount of additional storage space for your particular needs; however, if this is not the case for your business, mobile shelving and racking might be the best option because it offers more storage space while taking up less floorspace.

2. Which Mobile Shelving Configuration Will Work Best?

There are two main mobile shelving configurations to choose from:

  • Lateral configurations feature cabinets that are positioned with one row directly in front of the other. The front cabinet can easily be moved from side to side to offer access to the shelves in the back row.
  • Compact configurations consist of cabinets that slide on rails perpendicular to the shelves. This means that entire rows move, opening new aisles between the rows and providing access for employees.

3. Do You Need Manual, Mechanical, or Powered Mobile Shelving?

Another thing that you will need to consider before purchasing a mobile shelving and racking system for your business is how you will want the shelving to move. Some of the options available include:

  • Manual mobile shelving and racking systems require the employee to manually slide the shelves from one location to the next.
  • Mechanical mobile shelving and racking systems feature a mechanical option, such as a wheel, that can be used to easily move the shelves to either side.
  • Powered mobile shelving and racking systems use an electric motor to move the shelves from side to side and can be easily controlled with the push of a button.

If you would like to learn more about choosing the best mobile shelving and racking system for your business, or if you are interested in one of our products or services, please contact Commander Warehouse at one of our four locations across Western Canada or by filling out a contact form on our website.


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