NSI Gets Archive Retrieval on the Crest of a Wave
Sheffield College recently came up with an innovative solution to their dilemma of how to access their archive storage.
Already in discussions with suppliers about a mezzanine floor in their new storage facility, they were concerned about the construction process, building control approval, business interruption, and ultimately the additional cost.
Their discussions with NSI Projects led them down a different path. Now the upper levels of five metre high shelving are accessed by a WAV 50 (Wave).
This compact battery operated mobile platform provides simple, safe access to taller shelves, and is particularly useful for providing access to less frequently used areas of high storage, avoiding the need to put in a second floor and all the considerations of stairs, fire engineering, DDA compliance etc that this can entail.
The wave is compact, with a collapsed height of 1320mm, and measuring just 1525mm long x 750mm wide, and with a turning circle of 1320mm, less than it’s length.
You might have seen similar machines in operation in your local DIY superstore. The simple to use controls involve the easiest training of operators, and the audible and visual safety warnings ensures the safety of others who may be working in the same area at the same time.
David Battell the Estates Manager of Sheffield College said “The Wave has been a very useful piece of equipment for us, totally reliable, and NSI’s proposal has proven eminently practical, whilst saving us the cost and upheaval of otherwise installing a two tier store.