High-bay archival shelving systems function like traditional book shelves, but make the most of your off-site warehouse. Designed to store more vertically, each high-bay shelving system can span up to 35 feet high. The Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, PA acquired an historic brownstone to use as an archive storage facility. The building was extremely narrow, and the exterior had to be preserved for historical purposes. The design team determined that gutting the interior of the building and installing XTend® archival shelving systems from the ground up, would make the best use of the vertical space. At the Chemical Heritage Foundation the storage capacity was further maximized by mobilizing the high-bay shelving system that was installed, so that idle aisle spaces were eliminated. The XTend High Bay system was truly able to use every inch of both the floor space and the vertical height of the interior space. Xtend is structurally sound – a one-piece, welded upright frame and a patented side-shelf support system provides structural integrity that isn’t dependent on the shelves themselves.
A high-bay mobile storage designed specifically for archival records and library book depository
The polyester powder coat paint does not off-gass and keeps archived media safe for the long term, making XTend High-Bay ideal for consortium library warehouses, college archival facilities, and off-site archive document storage facilities. Integral side-shelf supports, shelf backstops, upright baffle closure panels and flue spaces contain media and also help protect it from fire loss. Shelves feature reinforced cold rolled steel box-formed construction and can be easily adjusted on vertical increments of 1-1⁄64 (26mm). No tools are required to relocate shelves. Construction exceeds the most stringent NARA* fire suppression standards. * National Archives and Records Administration.