Mobile Shelving – Modes of Operation

Mobile Shelving System for warehouse storage

High-Density Mobile Shelving can be called many different names, but they all mean the same thing; mobile storage, collapsible shelving, compact mobile shelving, compact shelving, movable shelving, you name it, we’ve probably heard it. However, there are a few different choices when it comes to the modes of operation that we need to talk about, which include: Manual, Mechanical Assist, or Powered systems. Each one is unique and offers different benefits depending on the customer’s needs, but the overall idea of compact shelving is utilized in all 3 modes. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of each mode.


compact mobile shelving for sterile supply in medical facility


Powered Mobile System

Like the name inclines, these mobile systems are powered and provide immediate access to the items being stored at the push of a button, it’s as simple as that. These are the safest High-Density mobile storage systems you can buy. They provide various safety options to keep employees and patrons safe at all times and are controlled by LCD touchscreen technology on the outside of the carriages. Click here to learn more.


weapon storage on high density mobile shelving in public safety facility


Mechanical Assist Mobile System

These mobile systems are moved by simply turning an ergonomically designed, soft-touch, three spoke rotating handle. This allows users to move carriage weights of up to 10,000 lbs. with only one pound of effort. Like the Power mobile system, there are various safety options available for the mechanical assist mobile system and are customized based on the end user’s needs. For more info click here.


manual mobile system storing golf bags


Manual Mobile System

As you can probably guess by the name, manual mobile systems require the strength of the user to move the carriages back and forth. However, these systems are a cost-effective alternative to a mechanical assist or power system. These are ideal for smaller mobile systems with lighter loads. Click here for more info.




As we’ve covered in this article, there are various options when it comes to High-Density Mobile Storage and each one offers unique benefits that can help an organization be more efficient and more organized. Mobile Systems allow you to store more in less space or double the storage capacity in the same footprint. They can store various weight loads and offer multiple safety features to protect end users.

But how do you know which mobile system is right for you? Just give us a call and we’ll have one of our storage experts provide a free space analysis and walk you through the process to help determine which mobile system is the best fit.


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