Safety Options for High-Density Mobile Storage

Safety is always a priority in the design and installation of our products – which is why we offer multiple features to ensure protection for employees and items.

Safety has been paramount in Spacesaver’s engineering from the very beginning. As a result, we’ve pioneered virtually every significant safety feature in the industry. Any of our systems can be designed to close and lock when not in use. All of our powered systems—many of which can also be programmed for controlled, selective access—are UL system listed and CSA approved.

 

The safety system you choose will depend upon your individual customer’s needs, the type of controls selected and whether the system will be accessed by the general public or restricted to trained personnel. We urge you to let us do a customer needs analysis and make recommendations for your individual projects.

Minimum one safety sweep included for
Powered Operations

A floor level safety sweep is considered the mobile system’s primary safety.  Every aisle is required to have a minimum of one sweep. Spacesaver has two options available for safety sweeps: Photo Sweep® and Safety Sweep.

Photo Sweep safety option for Powered Operation
PHOTO SWEEP®
SENSOR FOR POWERED OPERATIONS

An infrared light beam, unaffected by sunlight or ambient light extremes, projected the length of the carriage at its base stops system movement when broken by a person’s foot or other object.

SAFETY SWEEP
FOR POWERED &
MECHANICAL ASSIST OPERATIONS

Spacesaver’s safety sweep provides full aisle protection for people and objects in the open aisles of high-density mobile storage systems by automatically stopping carriage movement upon contact with an obstacle.

Safety Sweep for Mechanical Assist Operation
Optional additional safeties

In addition to a floor-level safety sweep, your system may be equipped with one or more of the following safety options:

Aisle Entry Sensor safety option for Powered Operation
AISLE-ENTRY SENSOR
FOR POWERED OPERATIONS

If a person enters a closing aisle, cross-aisle sensors mounted 20 inches (508 mm) up from the carriage base stop the system from moving.

ZERO FORCE SENSOR®
FOR POWERED OPERATIONS

By projecting multiple infrared photoelectric beams across an open aisle the full length of the carriage, the Zero Force Sensor (ZFS®) system detects a person’s entry into a moving aisle or presence in an open aisle and automatically locks down carriage movement.

Line Drawing of Zero Force Sensor - Safety Option for Powered Operation

High-Density Mobile Shelving Modes of Operation

Depending on your needs, we offer three modes of operation for optimum ease of use, security, safety, and accessibility: manual, mechanical-assist, and powered controls.

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Manual

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Mechanical-assist

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Powered

Downloads
Safety Devices for Powered Operation Info Sheet

Info Sheet: Safety Options for Powered Mobile Operation

Eclipse Powered Mobile Brochure

Brochure: Eclipse Powered Mobile Systems

Mechanical Assist High-Density Mobile Storage Brochure

Brochure: Mechanical Assist Mobile Storage Systems Brochure