Spacesaver Industrial Introduces the ActivRAC 7M Mobilized Storage System

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ActivRAC 7M is designed with light- to medium-duty space-saving mechanical assist carriages, helping companies repurpose wasted space and increase operational efficiencies.

ActivRAC 7M

With the addition of the ActivRAC 7M mobilized storage system companies can increase their efficiency and productivity. Spacesaver is excited to see the ever growing acceptance in the industrial manufacturing sector, said Ken Bowman, VP of Industrial.

Spacesaver® Industrial™ today introduced the ActivRAC™ 7M Mobilized Storage System, a light- to medium-duty, custom configurable line of mobile storage carriages. With the ActivRAC 7M system, Spacesaver further expands their robust line of mobilized storage solutions. Manufacturers and related companies in the material handling, merchant wholesale and logistics industries have the ability to meet SKU explosion pressures and operational efficiency improvements without having to expand their existing facilities or lease new space.

With ActivRAC Mobilized Storage, otherwise stationary (or fixed) sections of four-post bulk racking, cabinets, shelving or even pallet racking are mounted on the carriages which travel on steel rails. By moving rows of storage from side to side, the patented-pending system is able to eliminate space-wasting, idle aisles and “compress” (or compact) the stored materials into a much smaller footprint when compared with a stationary system – yet provide 100 percent access whenever needed.

The carriages are engineered to accommodate most existing four-post bulk racking, shelving and even pallet racking. The carriage is rated to a total weight capacity of up to a total 7,000 lbs. Up to three carriages can be placed in line and moved by turning the handle. Safety features include an adjustable drift-brake to prevent unintentional movement and an aisle lock out pin for securing the handle when entering an aisle.

Like the larger ActivRAC 16 system, Spacesaver’s leading engineering technologies enable the system to mount on un-leveled floors. Installation is simplified, cost efficient and both the surface mount and flush mount rail options can be taken up and moved or re-configured at a later date should needs change.

Spacesaver's Industrial Vice President Ken Bowman says an ActivRAC storage system is ideal for those that want to increase storage for light- to medium weight materials in small modules at or near point of use. “Everyone today needs to do more in the same space. Building a new building or expanding the existing facility simply isn’t feasible in this economy,” states Bowman. “For almost 40 years Spacesaver has been at the forefront of mobilized high density storage solutions. With the addition of the ActivRAC 7M mobilized storage system companies can increase their efficiency and productivity. We are excited to see the ever growing acceptance in the industrial manufacturing sector.”

With an ActivRAC 7M system, users can:

  •     Free up space for revenue generating or value-added activity – and essentially transform otherwise dead storage space into useful space.
  •     Place materials closer to the point of use as part of a de-centralized storage scheme for streamlined processes and improved productivity. There is no need to travel to and from facilities or warehouse areas for needed materials.
  •     Better organize materials, such as tools and supplies, since they can be easily housed in a centralized spot for more efficient processes. Users can find and access items kept in one location.
  •     Effectively manage the continued trend toward storing more and more SKUs, parts and components.
  •     Reduce the need for plant expansions, or leasing/purchasing of additional facilities.

ActivRAC 7M systems are sold through an independent network of handpicked and highly trained distributors who are experienced in manufacturing processes and also experts in materials handling and storage. Local distributors work in tandem with end-users, architects and local building authorities to properly evaluate each application and recommend the most appropriate solution complete with cost justifications. The team also includes highly skilled Spacesaver Industrial sales and technical support representatives.

About Spacesaver Industrial
Spacesaver Industrial is a division of Spacesaver Corporation, which has been a leading provider of high-density compact mobile storage systems and an array of other storage solutions and accessories since 1972. The company has successfully installed more than 100,000 storage systems for leading companies and institutions across North America, including an untold number of industrial applications. Spacesaver Corporation, a division of KI, Green Bay, Wis., employs nearly 600 at its manufacturing facility in Fort Atkinson, Wis. The manufacturing plant, which has earned ISO 9001:2008, encompasses 358,000 square feet. From the manufacturing floor to the front office, the Spacesaver Industrial division has extensive experience in designing and manufacturing solutions exclusively for use in a diverse range of manufacturing operations, as well as companies focused on the warehousing, distribution, and logistics industries.

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