Looking for an efficient solution to optimize your file storage, save floor space, and enhance productivity? Consider an electric carousel filing system. Unlike time-consuming traditional file cabinets, these powered file cabinets offer a modern and efficient document storage and retrieval approach. 

A carousel filing system is a high-density document storage system consisting of a series of vertically arranged rotating file drawers or shelves accessed with a push of a button through a computerized control panel. These vertical rotating file cabinets efficiently store and retrieve paper documents.

Read on to learn about the benefits of carousel filing systems and how they compare to traditional file cabinets. To see more office storage solutions, visit our market page

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Benefits of Carousel Filing Systems

File Carousels

  • Up to 85% space savings compared to traditional file cabinets
  • Improved file organization
  • Quick and easy access to stored files
  • Ergonomically designed and ADA Compliant
  • Adjustable height work counter
  • Up to 66% increase in productivity
  • Improved employee morale
  • Reduced time and effort searching for and retrieving files
  • Up to 160% more filing storage capacity in your existing space
  • Reduced risk of misfiles
  • Enhanced security with features such as a security door, password-protected access, user authentication, and audit trails
  • Streamlined workflow with document management software integration
  • Customizable design to meet your storage requirements

Carousel Filing Systems vs. Traditional File Cabinets

kardex filing carouselThe Kardex Lektriever carousel filing system boasts many advantages over traditional file cabinets.

Space efficiency

Lektriever filing systems are more space-efficient than traditional file cabinets. The carousels utilize storage space to provide a significantly higher storage capacity within a smaller footprint than traditional file cabinets.

Storage capacity

Lektriever filing systems have an increased filing capacity compared to traditional file cabinets. A single carousel system can store the same capacity as 17 four-drawer file cabinets in a fraction of the space.

Accessibility and retrieval speed

The system provides quick and easy access to files. The powered filing carousel brings the desired file to the operator at the push of a button. Thanks to a height-adjustable work counter, they are also ADA-accessible, unlike traditional file cabinets. Traditional cabinets require manual searching, which makes file retrieval take longer.


ada filing carouselDue to their advanced technology and automation, the Lektriever filing systems are generally more expensive upfront than traditional file cabinets, which are simpler in design and tend to be more affordable. However, the long-term benefits of space savings and improved productivity offered by carousel filing systems typically offset the initial investment. Visit our online store to see our office storage products.

Security and Control

The system is controlled by an electronic keypad system providing enhanced security features. Including locking security doors, user authentication, access control, and audit trails. While lockable, traditional file cabinets do not offer the same security measures.

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Contact Us for Carousel Filing Systems

Southwest Solutions Group provides design and installation services for Kardex Lektriever electric lateral file carousels. 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 800-803-1083 or send us a message today.



Business Testimonials


“Working with Southwest Solutions including Matt, Susan, and especially Brad was great. They provide amazing customer service. Brad and the install team were especially great. Very professional, easy to work with, and did the work quickly and very well with very little input from us. If we need help with carousel storage moves, parts, or new equipment we will start with Southwest Solutions. ”

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“The team at Southwest Solutions were nothing short of fantastic. First meeting with Craig, I received a customized design, in person, based on my office needs while still maintaining an efficient layout and being cost effective. Craig explained everything clearly, allowing me to understand that as modular mill-work, I would be able to move it if I ever changed offices, but without the added sales pressure to immediately make a decision. Once I had decided, I worked with Chris who assisted in picking out the finishes and scheduling the delivery and installation. The professionalism of Craig and Chris spoke volumes and I would highly recommend anyone looking to transform or fit-out an office to contact Southwest Solutions.”

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“I want to let you know that we all really appreciated your team mentality, professionalism and dedication shown on this project. It was a pleasure working with you and your office and we look forward to many more. Please pass along my gratitude to everyone who worked on this project. Thanks! ”

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“I just want to take a minute to let you know how good of a job your install crew did yesterday. They were quick, fast, courteous and very consensus during the install. They were awesome to say the least. Being in the service business ourselves, we know that you can never hear the words “Good Job” often enough. Please pass this along to your crew.”
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