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Vertical Storage Systems Design Guidelines

Vertical Storage Systems are available in different heights, widths and depths to accommodate various storage applications. The most common application for vertical storage systems is for end-tab file folder storage. Vertical Storage Systems are proven systems with the highest productivity of any filing system available and the best ergonomics.

Inside Automated Solution Association’s Vertical Storage System Design Center for Architect and Design Firms are the answers to many of your questions. Consulting with your local ASA Member is critical to creating a successful solution for customers. Our Vertical Storage System experts will assist in the successful design and implementation of a vertical storage system for your client.

The sections below will assist you in preparing for a new storage system set up. For hands on assistance with your planning and budgeting needs, please contact your local ASA Member by filling out a form on this Web site or calling them direct. Each ASA Member is unique and offers different products and services.

Vertical Storage System Design Considerations

Each Vertical Storage System consists of 2 uprights connected via a drive shaft with paneling covering the outside of the machine. Each unit has an ergonomic access opening available at a seated or standing position with a fixed work counter. The fixed seated position access opening will meet all requirements of the American’s with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehab Act for access.

Inside of each Vertical Storage System is a ferris wheel type structure with a chain being driven through a motor and carriers (shelves) rotating around in a vertical manner. Files are brought to the operator at the access opening when the number of the shelf is called for on the controller. Units are standard with a locking door for security requirements.

Machines require a dedicated power source 110V 20 AMP dedicated breaker per unit.

Carriers Available

Please note that each unit is set up with only one height clearance for shelves set-up throughout the entire unit. File folders stored at an 11″ pitch will not accommodate an 11.5″ H binder in the same unit.

  • Letter Size Files
  • Legal Size Files
  • Binders
  • European Binders
  • Letter Size File Drawers
  • Legal Size File Drawers
  • Forms and Publication Carriers
  • Check Trays
  • Aperature Card Trays
  • Multi-Media Drawers

Accessories Available for Vertical Storage Systems:

  • Overhead Access Lights
  • Custom Color Configurations
  • Software Interface
  • Advanced Security Features
  • Advanced Safety Features
  • Fire Suppression Features
  • Units without a work counter
  • Portable Controller

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