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Mechanical assist high density racking system creates space

mechanical assist high density racking systemA repository at a well-known university that has been dedicated to keeping marine and freshwater environments in good shape for nearly a century was looking for a more efficient way to display and preserve one of the largest collections of Otoliths around. It included about 1.9 million samples, which had been collected from around the time of the late 1970s and housed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Taking charge of such an extensive assortment of small-sized fish bones was only made possible after the school received a grant from the National Science Foundation. Properly caring for them, however, posed quite a problem as space was in short supply. In addition, many of samples were improperly stored and were considered hazardous because they had the potential to start a fire. With this in mind, the school settled on installing a mobile storage solution that had proven to work in the past. For this reason, a mechanical assist high density racking system was brought in to simplify the situation. It works to create space for a multitude of storage needs. In this case, however, it was setup because it creates space for preserving fishMechanical assist high density racking system creates space for preserving fish.

How a mechanical assist high density racking system works

How does a mechanical assist high density racking system work, exactly? The magic is in its ability to move. This is accomplished with the help of mobilized carriages that can be added or removed to meet your storage needs. By turning an ergonomically made handle shaped like a spoke, the carriages are prompted to move and compact for maximum storage capacity. This eliminates idle aisles, improves storage accessibility and creates space for preserving fish all in one. The system can also be equipped with several design rail options for easy installation. It proved to be cost effective for the university, too. This is because the top mount rail, used in connection with the mechanical assist high density racking system, anchored straight into unfinished concrete. This meant that no raised floor or grouting was required to finish the job.

Mechanical assist high density racking system increases storage capacity

creates space for preserving fishMeasuring just 10-feet high, the mechanical assist high density rack system was kept in a room with ceilings double that size. The excess space, not only presented the school with a good reason to safeguard the area from the dangers of fire, but also created the added benefit of being able to access samples with the assistance of a standard ladder. And even more storing capacity was made available in less space because the mechanical assist high density racking system left enough room for vertical shelving to be added. It also featured enough space for refrigerated roll-out drawers to be added, which were specially made to accommodate the preservation of larger, adult-sized fish samples. Watch a step-by-step guide about how to increase storage capacity using mobile systems like the mechanical assist high density racking system.

Contact us for the mechanical assist high density racking system

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services of the mechanical assist high density racking system. Free consultations are available to determine you and your business's exact needs before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a storage specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.

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