Thursday, September 26, 2013

Advantages of Mobile Shelving

How you store or arrange your documents or business items has an impact on your productivity and efficiency. A disheveled storage room, office, or store often promotes confusion, discomfort, and even increases the likelihood of accidents. What you need are shelves where you can arrange your stuff according to your desired setup so that you can get anything right away when necessary. The question that remains is which of the different types of shelving should you use?

When it comes to efficiency, mobile shelving is the leader. Considering that they have wheels that allow them to be moved anywhere in a room, you can have a lot of arrangement options to conserve space. You can add or reduce the number of shelves you have or rearrange them now and then to break feelings of monotony. They are also popular for their flexibility and versatility in terms of the objects they can accommodate since their racks can be adjusted to suit big or small items.

Safety issues that come with movable features are remedied through built-in safety precautions, including effective brakes and other devices that are designed to minimize the risk of accidents. Overall, the advantages of mobile shelving overshadow other types in the market. 

Don't Just Stack Your Stuff on Shelves

Everyone accumulates a lot of items across many years, which is why there are a lot of furniture and storage solutions that are commercially available today. One of the most cost-efficient and convenient ways is to simply use shelves, which can be made from wood, plastic, or even stainless steel. They can be custom-made to store specific items like office supplies, food items, and books.

However, even the sturdiest shelves can still fall apart if the items placed on them are not arranged properly. The collective weight must be evenly distributed so that, for example, a pile of books won't cause a shelf to buckle and fall apart. This means that shelves shouldn’t be filled up from end to end, especially those made from light materials. Even ones made of steel may still encounter this problem if they're used to store heavy items such as sports gear.

Another thing that must be done is to make sure that your storage space looks presentable. This will make identifying items a lot easier and make the area more pleasing to the eye. In fact, the reason supermarkets and convenience stores are advised to consider shelf placement for their wares is that products that are “arranged neatly” tend to sell more than those that aren't.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mobile Shelves in a Small Video Company

Imagine running a modestly-sized video production company right in the comfort of your own home. Your crew shoots a variety of projects ranging from episodes of weekly documentary shows to special tutorial videos. One section of the house may be dedicated to editing facilities for example, but where do you even stash all those copies of your videos' master copies and scripts? When space is at a premium, that's where mobile shelving comes in.

If you are committed to using mobile shelves to archive your video materials, make sure to identify a room with ample floor area. A large section of this room will be used for the mobile shelves and their roller tracks. When considering how many shelves you need for the room, take a look at the expected load each can take and measure the dimensions of the chosen room space.

The frequency of use in the archival room will matter. If the preselected space has enough for, say, 15 shelf units jammed together, consider going for a dozen units. This will help free up space for a couple of aisles, especially when a certain number of people will pick up something in the archives. The room must be climate-controlled as well to preserve the material.

Setting up mobile shelves for your videos have potential for practicality when you need them. All it takes is a little foresight.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Recipe for Stainless Steel

Since its debut in the early 20th century, stainless steel has become the quintessential metal for a vast range of functions. It's basically steel with a form of protection, particularly from rusting. Stainless steel tools and storage, however, wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for trial and error. Before the 10.5 percent chromium requirement, scientists had to test different ratios to determine the best mix for this modern-age material.

Most initial batches of stainless steel failed because the scientists failed to understand one important thing. For stainless steel to retain its strength and rust resistance, it has to have a low carbon content, which wasn't considered until the late 1800s. French scientists J.B. Boussingalt and Alme Brustlein realized the importance of keeping the carbon content low, around 0.15 percent, allowing the steel to be shaped into different forms.

By the early 1900s, German scientists P. Monnartz and W. Borchers recognized the importance of adding chromium to the mix, at least 10.5 percent of it. They also tested the feasibility of other metals such as molybdenum in corrosion resistance, paving the way for different stainless steel compositions. Decades of trial and error helped develop stainless steel to what it is today. From shelves to structural frames, it has stood the test of time and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.