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Posted in Evidence Storage Houston on April 1, 2019
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If you've ever walked into a home improvement store then you've witnessed pallet rack shelving units in action. Although these shelves look pretty tough, they don't right off the bat look like they could hold the things they do. The sheer size of many pallets full of product wrapped in saran wrap (or equivalent type of plastic to hold things stacked together) make people wonder if they will fall on top of them! Odessa

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When store or business owners choose to install high density filing systems or update their existing file system with a newer one, they're often plagued by worries that their company will suffer while the job is undertaken. These concerns are perfectly normal and common among many business operators looking for filing improvements or mail room furniture updates.

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Evidence Storage Mobile shelving is an excellent way to increase filing inches while decreasing the amount of square footage taken up by the filing system. But how do you figure out which type works best for your needs? Below I have listed three commonly used types of movable shelving along with the advantages and disadvantages of each type. I have included Rotary Files, Lateral Movable Files, and High Density Mobile Filing.1) Rotary File (Also called Times Two)The Rotary File is a cabinet that contains two shelving units positioned back to back in a cabinet. The two shelving units spin to gain access to both sides of the shelves.Comparison unit: One cabinet measuring 36-1/2"W x 82"H x 25"D-Floor space required (square feet): 6.3' -Total filing inches provided: 434"Advantages:• Attractive way to increase efficient use of floor space • Unit can be closed and locked so files are not visible • Suitable for individual's office files • May be configured in many different sizes and configurations • Can be designed to hold alternate media • Units can be used for room dividers • Lower height units can include a work top • Suitable for color coding • Additional units can be connected together or positioned back to backDisadvantages:• Not as efficient use of floor space as lateral and high density mobile units • Cost per filing inch higher than lateral movable shelving • Actual shelving units need to be sized to allow the shelves to spin (lose filing inches) • Need to be careful of oversized items jamming the unit • Requires professional installation2) Lateral Sliding Movable ShelvingA lateral sliding shelving system uses stationary single sided shelving units positioned along a wall with units in front that slide back and forth to allow access to the records contained in the back unit.The comparison system used contains 2 back stationary units and 1 front movable unit (I used L&T (4 post) shelving on the example unit because of its durability and versatility).Movable System Measures 72"W x 78"H x 24.5"D-Floor space required (square feet): 15' -Total filing inches provided: 756"Advantages:• Efficient use of floor space • Suitable for color-coding files • Less expensive than units with drawers when total filing inches are considered • All the advantages of L&T shelving • Economical way to maximize filing inchesDisadvantages:• Most of the files are exposed and unit cannot be locked • Records are visible • Difficult to add doors • Cannot add to the height of the unit • The movable shelves are not mechanically assisted (may be hard to move)3) High Density Mobile Filing SystemThis is the granddaddy of the types of available systems for utilization of space. Shelving units are mounted on movable carriages that glide on tracks thus providing access to all the rows of shelving. With the floating aisle on this unit type you are saving floor space by eliminating the need to have an access aisle between each row of shelving.Although many types of open shelving and drawers are often used to accommodate different media, for this study I will stick to units designed for file folders. I highly recommend L&T shelving be used on the movable carriages because of durability. The movement of the unit causes torque which may cause stress fractures in less durable shelving.The comparison system used has one 36" wide stationary single sided unit and two 36" wide double sided movable units, all 7 shelves high with mechanical assist (as opposed to electric).Mobile System measuring 8'W x 78"H x 36"D-Floor space required (square feet): 24.5' -Total filing inches provided: 1,260"Advantages:• Excellent use of floor space, maximum filing efficiency • Reduces need to use expensive square footage of facility for files • Reduces need to use expensive off-site storage companies • Saves retrieval time with readily accessible files • Units can be locked • All the advantages that come with L&T open shelving • Mechanical assist means units are easier to move • Suitable for color-coding files • Convertible to accommodate other media • Available with decorator end panes which makes the units visually pleasingDisadvantages:• Difficult for multiple people to access all the files at the same time • More expensive than stationary units • Floor must be able to hold the weight of a mobile file system (tracks will bend if floor is not rated to hold the weight) • Segmented file room reduces the advantages of a high density file system • Carriage and deck add to the height of the system (if ceiling clearance is an issue) • Requires professional installationNow that you know the advantages and disadvantages of each type of shelving you can decide which kind of shelving best suits your needs.

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Preventative Maintenance Filing systems are not going away any time soon. The paperless world we thought was created with the advent of computers has done nothing more than create an exponential amount of reasons for us to generate more hard copy documents requiring storage such as file cabinets. This need for more office document storage has also increased the need for improved office filing systems.Reviewing the large selection of brand name office furniture retailers can be overwhelming. This is where I can draw on experience. With our combined years in various office settings and 10 years as an operations manager, I offer the ideas as pertains to filing cabinets for any department or home office.Simple ideas and suggestions like the following are often neglected. Disregarded, an office filing system can be harmful to a business in many ways. Important documents can be lost and much time wasted in searching for a hard-copy of a document.Consider the manpower and heartache experienced as well as the possible lost revenue when you cannot locate an invoice, bill or critical piece of paper needed to complete a transaction because the office organized by different stacks of paper on various people's desks. This can all be resolved by installing and implementing an office filing system.For most companies, large and small, home office business included, this is generally not a difficult task. Determine your needs, incorporate the daily job of filing documents in to someone's job description then select the style and size of the storage boxes and filing cabinets.Needs should be assessed by more than looking around the office and counting the piles of paper on everyone's desk. First take control by eliminating the unnecessary paperwork collecting dust. In the beginning, this may take a little time, but over time everyone should become more accustomed (in their respective department) to reviewing a hardcopy and deciding whether or not to store it. That is the first step in what may appear to be an overwhelming project- cleaning up the office clutter before filing anything.Some larger companies have a need to micro-manage the filing by departments. Often splitting the filing system of a single department in to several levels of importance. More active files and documents can be stored in file cabinets that are easily and frequently accessed, while less active or files of higher importance are placed in locked or fireproof filing cabinets for security reasons.File cabinets that provide a higher level of security are not only for large companies, but work well for home office businesses as well. Locking and fireproof file cabinets are quite popular in the home offices. Small business owners may not feel that a home offers the same protection as a building with security guards posted during off business hours, therefore they commonly elect to buy storage and filing cabinets with additional safety elements as added insurance for their business's life blood- signed documents.Remember, there are many choices of where to buy office furniture. A few name brand retail furniture manufacturers are: Office Depot Business Services Division Herman Miller Office Furniture Steelcase Furniture Oil and Gas

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