Renting or buying retail and industrial space can be extremely expensive. It’s vitally important therefore that every business should make every inch of storage space it has at its disposal work as productively and effectively as possible. However, whilst there are storage systems available that can deliver efficient storage and retrieval, these systems can be prohibitively expensive. None the less it is still possible to find useful and cost-effective storage solutions for use in manufacturing and retail environments. Without question the best of these is roller racking, or mobile shelving systems. The units can deliver high-density and compact storage for a relatively small outlay.
Roller racking systems save space, yet also gives instant accessibility to all the goods and products stocked by a business. This is vital for retail environments and industrial premises where speedy access to goods is of paramount importance. The advantage of roller racking systems is that they are located on tracks that move along the floor space. This means that there is only ever the need for one access aisle. Whenever an item is required all that needs to be done is to identify where the particular item is, and move the roller racking units apart using a pull handle. This then creates an access aisle adjacent to the shelving bay where the item is located.
There are two different types of mechanisms for creating the aisles: pull handles can either be hand-operated or powered by electric motors with push button controls. Roll-aside shelving is especially useful in smaller offices or in awkwardly shaped spaces like corridors or alcoves. Because the mobile shelving system is mounted on low-profile mobile bases and tracks, access to the storage units behind is gained by simply rolling the units aside.
Properly installed roller racking can transform any industrial or retail business and make it far more efficient. Roller racking will not only ensure that a business uses its available space as effectively as possible, but it will also enable the business to increase its stockroom capacity and ensure that damage to stock is minimised by reducing the number of write-offs. What’s more, roller racking systems will also double the sales floor area and make stock recognition and stock-taking easier and clearer.