Pros & Cons of Mobile Aisles

When it comes to making the most of your secured storage space, few options are better than mobile aisles. But are these unique metal storage cabinets the right fit for your facility? Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the top pros and cons of mobile aisle systems.

The chief advantage of mobile aisles is that they allow you to maximize your storage capacity without expanding your facility or altering your floorspace. A modular design allows you to fit more cabinets and shelving into the same area you currently use for storage! When you need to access a particular area, all you need to do is open up an aisle for the appropriate access point.

These metal storage cabinets use a mechanical-assist system that allows your team to quickly and easily open and close aisle spaces, no matter how heavy your shelving is. The rail system keeps everything sturdy and level during movement to prevent damage to items. Better yet, industrial metal storage cabinets have more than enough strength to hold your industrial products, as they are rated at 1000 pounds per linear foot.

While there aren’t many cons to using mobile aisles in an industrial work setting, it’s worth noting that there is a slight risk for accidents if your team doesn’t follow proper safety protocols. If someone gets stuck in an aisle when another worker starts moving the aisles, you could have a serious problem on your hands. Because of this, it is essential that you consider safety and security elements such as motion sensors or an electronic access code.

By dramatically increasing your available storage space, mobile aisles are a great option for warehouses, auto repair shops, and other facilities where secured storage is a top priority.