Is Powered Mobile Shelving Safe?

17 Jun 2021 Warehouse Equipment

Powered mobile shelving is a modern, high-efficiency solution that optimizes storage and organization for a variety of industries. Industrial facilities, retail warehouses, medical storage, and warehouse applications are all examples of industries that effectively utilize powered mobile shelving in their daily operations. A unique modular floor structure allows these shelving systems to expand in all 4 directions, allowing operations to transform nearly any space into a storage location. Though highly efficient, many workers wonder if powered mobile shelving is safe.

As leading providers of powered mobile shelving and other shelving products, Commander Warehouse Equipment knows how important shelving is for any operation. The right shelving system can optimize organization, efficiency, and safety, while an insufficient system can have the opposite effect. That is why they have compiled some information on the safety features of powered mobile shelving and other key benefits to help companies make an informed decision.

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Powered Mobile Shelving Safety Features

Powered mobile shelving offers industry-leading safety features that can suit the needs of any facility. In some instances, powered shelving can even be safer than conventional shelving systems. Each powered mobile shelving system we provide offers the following safety features:

Passive Protection Systems

One of the most common concerns with powered mobile shelving is that it might crush a worker if another team member tries to access another shelf. Thankfully, this situation is easily avoided due to the passive protection systems that come standard with every unit. The safety floor between shelves is equipped with a weight sensor and will disable shelf movement if an object over a certain weight threshold is on this surface. Each unit also features an optional PIN function, restricting access to these shelves for users unless they know the PIN.

High Capacities and Lasting Durability

Powered mobile shelving systems offer up to 2,000 lb of weight capacity per bay of shelving. This allows each bay to safely hold many materials and products, allowing operations to store up to 100% more inventory in the same amount of space used by conventional systems. Some systems also feature warnings that alert users when a shelf is close to maximum capacity, ensuring that shelves are never overloaded. This reduces strain and maximizes durability, ensuring safe storage for years to come.

Enhanced Organization and Safer Storage

Disorganization and overloaded shelving can reduce visibility when using conventional shelving systems, increasing the risk of collisions with other personnel or equipment. The risk of trips, falls, and injuries increases when a storage area becomes crowded and disorganized. There is also a possibility that products can fall off shelves onto personnel, causing severe injury. Powered mobile shelving features large platforms to ensure optimal stability for products, minimizing the risk of falling items.

To learn more about their powered mobile shelving solutions or other shelving products, get in touch with the team at Commander Warehouse. Their experts can be reached through their online contact form and will work with you to deliver a tailored solution for your needs.