System Access & Usage
How many people will use the system?
If only one or two people need to access the storage system, it might be designed quite differently than for a workgroup of 20 requiring access to material and files.
What’s the frequency of access?
System access also defines the appropriate storage system. Solutions such as stand alone shelving with many aisles, mobile storage with few aisles, or multiple types of systems in several areas can be valid choices depending on access requirements.
FEW PEOPLE – Moderate Use: An efficient storage system used by a limited number of people could be a high density mobile with a single aisle.
LOADS OF PEOPLE – High Use: Storage accessed constantly with high traffic might call for a shelving system with many aisles or a mobile system with multiple aisles.
LOADS OF PEOPLE – Moderate Use: Individual storage for larger, busy workgroups could be solved by placing rotary cabinets among workstations, or actually dividing office space using the cabinets as ‘walls’ that adjoin partitions.
Workers on each side of the rotary partitions have equal access with the benefit of keeping the work area clean with just one spin of a door.
Quick access to behind-the-scenes retail stock such as automotive parts, apparel, shoes, or electronics can be critical during peak store hours. This storage could require multiple aisles for many users.
Frequently accessed items in a pharmacy might be placed in special front-end bins on Aurora Mobile shelving for rapid retrieval.
Rarely used but voluminous archives can be consolidated with an extra tall Aurora shelving system to go up and save floor space.