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What is High-Density Mobile Shelving?

What is high-density mobile shelving?

Getting to know what high-density mobile shelving is and how it works can help you make an informed decision about whether or not this type of shelving unit will work best for your particular needs. At Commander Warehouse, we understand how important it is for you to able to utilize your warehouse space effectively. That is why we offer a wide range of warehouse equipment for storing products and goods, such as high-density storage solutions.

How Does High-Density Mobile Shelving Work?

High-density mobile shelving works by placing new or existing shelves on mobile carriages attached to floor tracks in order to allow the shelves to compact together or move apart when needed. A specific aisle can then be accessed by simply turning a handle or pushing a button. High-density shelving is a fast and easy solution that can help reduce the overall storage footprint, while increasing storage capacity, with just a few simple installations.

Types of High-Density Mobile Shelving

There are two main types of high-density mobile shelving: mechanical-assist high-density mobile shelving and powered high-density mobile shelving.

Mechanical-Assist High-Density Mobile Shelving

Mechanical-assist high-density mobile shelving, also known as hand crank high-density shelving, is operated using a three-spoked, ergonomically designed handle. Moving multiple rows of shelving, even shelves containing heavy items, requires minimal force on the control handles. This type of high-density mobile shelving comes with safety locks on all of the control handles to ensure users are safe while working in open aisles. Mechanical-assist high-density shelving is especially ideal for areas with lower activity levels.

Powered High-Density Mobile Shelving

Compared to mechanical-assist high-density mobile shelving, powered high-density mobile shelving controls are easier to use, as the powered shelving only requires a push of a button. This type of high-density mobile-shelving also provides a higher level of protection for people accessing stored items and materials, thanks to its safety system that senses when an aisle is occupied. Powered high-density shelving units can also be integrated with automatic features, such as security, lighting, sprinkler systems, and dust control, making them ideal for areas with heavier foot traffic.

If you would like to learn more about what high-density mobile shelving is and how it works, 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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