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Spacesaver Industrial® Announces Availability of the ActivRAC® 7P Powered Mobilized Storage System and Free On-Site Storage Analysis

Spacesaver Industrial® announced today the availability of the ActivRAC 7P Powered Mobilized Storage System, further expanding the materials storage capabilities of its light- to medium-duty, custom configurable line of mobile storage carriages. In conjunction with the release of this highly awaited system, Spacesaver Industrial, in partnership with its expert team of master distributors, is offering a free site analysis to help manufacturers, wholesalers, and industrial suppliers examine the most effective use of their storage space.

This much anticipated product line extension further expands Spacesaver Industrial’s robust line of powered mobilized storage solutions. Manufacturers, wholesalers, and suppliers now have the ability to meet SKU growth 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 then travel on steel rails. By moving rows of storage from side to side, the patent-pending system is able to eliminate space-wasting idle aisles. In addition, the system “compresses” (or compacts) the stored materials into a much smaller footprint when compared with a stationary system, while providing 100 percent access whenever needed.

The carriages are engineered to accommodate most existing four-post bulk racking, shelving, and pallet racking. Each carriage section (between the floor rails) is rated to a total weight capacity of 7,000 lbs. The powered version allows for unlimited multiples of carriages in line, controlled by a single operator panel. Safety features include aisle entry sensors and Photo Sweeps® across the carriage.

Like the larger ActivRAC 16 system, Spacesaver’s industry leading engineering technologies enable the ActivRAC 7P system to mount on un-leveled floors. As a result, installation is simplified and cost efficient. 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.

“The industrial manufacturing sector is under significant pressures right now. The demand for unique and more custom products is creating many more SKUs throughout the production process. But no one wants to spend capital on building expansions. ActivRAC is freeing up valuable square footage for companies to store more and produce more. It is easy to see the value of mobilized storage by measuring the profitability per square foot,” states Ken Bowman, Spacesaver Industrial Vice President. “With ActivRAC you can expand the capacity of your facility without expanding your building.”

With an ActivRAC 7P system, users can:

  • Free up space for revenue generating or value-added activities – 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 7P systems are sold through an independent network of handpicked and highly -trained distributors who are experienced in manufacturing processes and are experts in material 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 500 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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