A mobile shelving system, also known as a compact shelving or high-density storage system, is a type of shelving system that maximizes storage space by reducing the number of access aisles needed between the shelves. In a traditional fixed shelving system, each aisle takes up valuable floor space and limits the amount of available storage.
Mobile shelving systems solve this problem by mounting shelves on a carriage that rides on tracks embedded in the floor. The carriages can be manually or electrically moved along the tracks to create an access aisle to the desired storage location. When not in use, the carriages can be pushed together to minimize the number of access aisles needed, thereby maximizing storage capacity.
Mobile shelving systems can be used in a variety of settings such as offices, libraries, museums, archives, hospitals, and warehouses. They are particularly useful in situations where space is limited, and there is a need for a high volume of storage.
There are various types of mobile shelving systems available, including manual mobile shelving systems, mechanical-assist mobile shelving systems, and electric mobile shelving systems. Each type has its own benefits and limitations, and the choice of system depends on the specific needs and requirements of the user.
Overall, mobile shelving systems offer an efficient and flexible storage solution that can help increase storage capacity and optimize floor space utilization.