Rolling shelves on tracks is an excellent storage solution for industrial facilities with limited space. These shelves roll back and forth on floor tracks or overhead tracks, creating a compact storage system that maximizes available space.

You can find these rolling storage shelves in warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities where there is a need to store large quantities of items in a limited space.

This article will discuss the benefits and features of the following types of rolling shelving systems:

  • Compact mobile shelving
  • Mobile pallet racking
  • Top track shelving
  • Sliding shelving
  • Rolling wire shelves

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Benefits of Rolling Shelves on Tracks

heavy duty track shelvingRolling shelves on tracks provide several benefits for industrial facilities, including the following:

Maximize storage capacity

Rolling shelving systems provide greater storage capacity within a limited space, making them ideal solutions for facilities with limited storage space. Businesses can double their storage capacity in the same space using compact movable shelving.

Improved organization

Rolling storage shelving helps improve organization and accessibility to stored items. These compact shelving systems can be custom designed to store items in the most efficient arrangements, improving ease of access and reducing the time needed to locate specific items.

Increased productivity

rolling shelves on tracksBy improving organization and storing more items in a smaller footprint, rolling shelving systems help increase productivity. With less time spent searching for items, workers can focus on their tasks, increasing efficiency and productivity.


Rolling shelves on tracks are a cost-effective solution for businesses that need to maximize storage capacity in limited space. With the ability to store more items in the same space, these compact shelving systems eliminate the need for additional storage space or costly facility expansion.


Rolling track shelving systems can be customized to fit the specific needs of your facility. These storage systems can accommodate different sizes and types of items, making them a versatile storage solution for a wide range of industrial facilities.

Compact Mobile Shelving

motorized shelving systemsCompact mobile shelving and high-density mobile shelving, maximizes your storage capacity by eliminating wasted aisle space. Unlike traditional static shelving, compact mobile shelving is mounted on a system of floor tracks that allows the shelving units to slide back and forth, creating an aisle only when needed. Compact mobile shelving is an ideal solution for businesses with limited storage space, as it can increase storage capacity by up to 100% compared to static shelving.

This movable shelving system is available in two modes of operation. Rolling hand crank storage shelving operates manually, using an ergonomic three-spoke handle to move the high-density storage shelves on tracks and open an access aisle. Motorized shelving systems are also available; these moving shelves on tracks open automatically at the push of a button. This versatile solution is customizable to meet your unique storage requirements.

Mobile Pallet Racking

Mobile pallet racking is a heavy-duty compact storage system ideal for businesses that store large quantities of palletized goods in a limited space. Like compact mobile shelving, these pallet racks move on tracks installed on the floor, allowing the racks to shift sideways to create an aisle where needed.

top track shelvingDepending on the weight capacity, this heavy-duty track shelving can be powered electronically or operated with mechanical-assist handles, making it easy to access any pallet stored in the racking system. Remote control forklift access is also available for certain systems. All mobile pallet racking systems have safety features to protect personnel and stored inventory.

Top Track Shelving

Top track shelving is a floorless shelving system in which the sliding storage shelves suspend from overhead tracks attached to pallet rack beams. This sliding shelving system is cost-effective and easy to install with no floor rails. It can also be easily relocated as needed.

Like the other rolling shelving systems, top-track shelving is a high-capacity solution that eliminates wasted aisle space to double your storage capacity in the same footprint. Shelving units have manual pull handles that allow users to easily slide the shelves to open the desired aisle and access needed items. And with no floor tracks, it’s also easy to clean underneath the system.

Sliding Shelving

Sliding shelving is a compact storage solution excellent for small parts storage. The sliding shelving units can be outfitted with plastic or cardboard bins for storing small inventory or parts in a compact footprint.

sliding shelvingUnlike the previously discussed sliding shelving systems, this sliding track storage system consists of shelving units stacked up to four rows deep; units in front slide laterally to allow access to the back rows. The systems are modular and users can add storage units to the front or sides at any time to accommodate changing storage requirements.

Sliding shelving systems feature heavy-duty carriages and adjustable shelves with a weight capacity of 250 pounds per shelf. Shop for sliding bin shelving on our online store.

Rolling Wire Shelves

Rolling wire shelves roll back and forth on floor tracks or overhead tracks to save floor space and maximize storage capacity. The corrosion-resistant, NSF-approved wire shelving is an excellent solution for storing inventory for industrial, medical, electronic, cleanroom and lab applications.

Rolling wire shelves on floor tracks are easy to install, featuring industrial-type bearings and low-profile ADA-compliant tracks of non-corrosive stainless steel and anodized aluminum. Shelf weight capacities range from 600 to 800 pounds per shelf depending on length, with lengths up to 12 feet long.

Top track wire shelving systems feature stationary end units with rolling shelving units in between. Shelves slide back and forth to provide access to storage. Top track wire shelving installs quickly and features a 1200-pound load capacity per unit. The lack of floor tracks also makes routine cleaning easier. Shop for rolling wire shelves on our online store.

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Contact Us for Rolling Shelves on Tracks

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for rolling shelving systems, including Spacesaver storage solutions. We will also provide a free consultation to determine your needs and specifications before the design begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.



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