Traditional shelving

Using the entire room

Traditional moving aisle storage often called mobile storage is a tried and tested solution to increase the capacity of any static shelving system by removing the aisles and in its place inserting more shelving and racking. To do this static shelving is mounted on mobile bases running on tracks on the floor

In this scenario, Static shelving equates to 120 linear metes of storage using all the room space with five separate aisles 


Traditional shelving converted to Mobile shelving

Moving aisle system using 1/2 the room space 

The same shelving is put on mobile bases reducing the number of aisles resulting in compacting the storage. The same amount of linear meters is stored but the footprint used is greatly reduced.

The office  now benefits from reusing the extra space for either more storage or extra desks

In this scenario, the same static shelving is put on mobile bases (120 linear metes of storage)but using one single-aisle. Releasing half the available room space for other purposes.


Additional Mobile shelving  or Moving aisle system

Doubles the storage capacity.

 Additional shelving and mobile bases are used so that the storage capacity is maximized and the entire space is used.

The office  now benefits from doubling its storage capacity

In this scenario, additional shelving is put on mobile bases (240 linear metes of storage)still only using one single-aisle. 

Mobile storage systems are static storage units put on to moving bases or mobiles.

There are several types of mobile storage systems; moving aisle, i.e. bases that move to the left to the right; rotary, i.e. the units spin on an axis; or side to side, i.e. the whole unit moves from side to side.

With mobile storage systems, there is more storage capacity within the room because aisle space is shared between the storage units. This means that more storage units can be physically fitted into the same area.

There are many types of storage units that can be used on mobiles. The most popular is shelving, hence the term mobile shelving.

Other types of mobile storage could be for:

  • lockers,
  • cupboards,
  • mesh panels,
  • filing cabinets,
  • existing shelving and racking,
  • cantilever shelving,
  • tapes,
  • data racks,
  • etc.

The picture above illustrates office shelving and longspan racking fitted to bespoke mobile bases. Almost any type of storage can be put on mobile bases hence mobile storage systems can be found in any business environment and in any location. The limit is your imagination!