Electric Mobile Shelving Safety

By Charles Broady

Unique to our Spacefile line of electric mobile shelving is a technical feature you've probably never heard of, but which can save lives.  Customers often express concern that an electric mobile carriage weighing up to 50,000 pounds could potentially crush an employee or an object caught in the aisle.   With upwards of 20 carriages on the move in a single system, this is a significant concern.  Luckily there is a technical solution, not available in any other product line.

Spacefile's Motor Current Monitoring System has a controller that monitors the amount of current it takes to continue a move cycle.   If the current has a spike (increase in current) the carriage will stop movement and back up.   So if someone puts their foot up against the carriage creating resistance - the carriage will stop.   Because the weight of the carriage is potentially always changing depending on what is on the carriage shelving, this sophisticated system can detect minute changes in resistance to the motor trying to move the carriage.  When more resistance is detected than there should be, the carriage stops.

Additional Safety Features:

  • Aisle Entry Detection System
  • Infa Red Photosweeps
  • Open Aisle Stop Lights Requiring Manual Over-ride
  • Motion Detectors
  • Horns
  • Motor Running Time Limits
  • Motor Power Comparisons

With Spacefile from Acme Visible, you have a worksafe environment you can count on!