High-Density Mobile Storage

Compacting Storage Space—Made Simple With High-Density Mobile Shelving Systems

When you run out of space, what is your current solution? Do you set up more static shelving in a space that continues to get more and more cramped? Or maybe you start using additional space that you’ve earmarked for other things. We’ve heard it all, and we have a solution—high-density mobile storage.

Simply put, it’s a way of compacting storage space in an existing footprint, but we realize the concept might not be familiar to everyone. In order to talk about high-density mobile shelving, it’s important to talk about the shelving solutions that most businesses and organizations implement first—traditional static shelving. With static shelving, there a typically stationary shelves followed by an aisle, followed by a shelving unit, then an aisle, and so on. This layout actually creates a fair amount of wasted space—but most people don’t think twice about it, as it’s the way storage areas have always been.

It doesn’t have to be that way. High-density mobile systems allow for compacting storage space by eliminating fixed aisles. As a result, you can double the storage capacity of the same footprint, or uncover new space that can create additional profits for your business. It really is that simple.

Our high-density mobile shelving is built with a host of operational modes, safety features, and more. To learn about the different types of compact mobile shelving, take a look below:


Our most widely used mobile storage option, available in a variety of controls and options.


The “little-brother” to standard mobile shelving creates a more cost-effective, low-profile system for compacting storage space. Perfect for businesses dealing with expansions, moves, and relocations.


Our heavy-duty ActivRAC system offers solutions for heavy and bulky items. The system can hold and compact storage from 7,000 pounds to 30,000 pounds.


If your collection of books and historical records is growing at a rapid pace, our XTend High-Bay Shelving Systems expand from floor to ceiling to take advantage of every available inch of your space.

Art Racks Storage

For galleries and museums, finding a storage solution that can store ever-growing collections while preserving integrity is paramount. Mobile art racks offer twice the amount of storage as traditional shelving.

High-Density Mobile Shelving: Modes of Operation

Our high-density mobile shelving offers three modes of operation, depending on your needs:


Providing immediate access to stored goods, powered systems allow system movement with the push of a button. Options include standard push-button control and a variety of optional controls, including infrared capable control and secure touchpad aisle access control.

For our powered systems, we also offer our Touch Technology Control: it offers an interactive and dynamic LCD touchscreen with an intuitive menu and tutorials. The visual features of Touch Technology Control makes it easier than ever before to store and access the items you need in a safe and secure way.

Eclipse Powered System with Touch Technology Control
Wheel House Mechanical Assist Mobile


Mobile shelving units are moved by simply turning an ergonomically-designed, soft touch, three-spoke rotating handle. This handle allows users to move carriage weights of 4,000 to 10,000 lbs. with only one pound of effort.


Spacesaver manual mobile shelving systems are a cost-effective alternative to mechanical-assist controls. Pulling the handle moves the carriage from side to side. Ideal for smaller mobile storage systems with lighter loads.

Manual Mobile System

High-Density Mobile Storage Systems: Safety Features

High-density mobile systems come equipped with a variety of safety features

Aisle-Entry Sensor for Powered Operations

If a person enters a closing aisle, cross aisle sensors mounted 20 inches up from the carriage base stop the system from moving.

Safety Sweep for Mechanical Assist

Full aisle protection for people and objects in the open aisles by automatically stopping carriage movement upon contact with an obstacle. It is pressure sensitive, and at any location along the leading edge of the sweep’s surface will activate the brake and immediately stop the carriage movement.

Zero Force Sensor for Powered Operations

By projecting multiple infrared photoelectric beams across an open aisle the full length of the carriage, the Zero Force Sensor system detects a person’s entry into a moving aisle or presence in an open aisle and automatically locks down carriage movement.

Compacting Storage Space in Action

Accommodating Half a Million Archival Items at the LDS History Library

The LDS History Library was building a new facility in downtown Salt Lake City, with the purpose of housing all documents, photographs, archives, and other record keeping materials collected over the Church’s history—totaling just over half a million archived pieces. The new facility maintained specific archival standards in terms of temperature and humidity, which created a unique challenge for the building’s shelving systems. Working with the LDS History Library, we created a high-density storage solution that would stand up to the extreme cold—in addition to assisting the structural engineers on the project with seismic requirements for the storage.

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Creating Room for Student-Centered Learning at Dixie State University

Dixie State University was making the transition from a two-year to a four-year institution, and school needed to create a commons building that would represent the significance in this academic shift. A powered high-density mobile storage system made it possible for the school’s library, classrooms, offices, and archival storage to exist under one roof—creating a comfortable, organized commons area that signified the University’s dedication to the 5,000 students of Dixie State.

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Want to see how high-density mobile system can help with compacting storage space? Contact us for a free on-site space assessment.

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