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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What to Look for in a Mobile Storage or Tool Cabinet

Mobile storage cabinets are useful in a variety of industries and trades. Whether you need a mobile place to store files or are frequently transporting tools, a mobile bench cabinet can be incredibly useful. This article will help you decide what to look for in a mobile tool cabinet or work bench so that you find exactly what you’re looking for.

When considering the various attributes, it’s important to keep one thing in mind: what you will actually be storing. This will dictate a great deal of the storage attributes you will want in a mobile storage cabinet.

Capacity
Capacity should be one of the fundamental attributes you consider when selecting a mobile storage cabinet. This includes both the load capacity as well as the physical capacity. The load capacity tells you just how much weight the cabinet can withstand. This accounts for weight in the cabinet as well as on the surface. Consider what you will be putting in or on the cabinet and determine if you will need to determine what weight capacity you will be demanding.

Don’t forget to consider the physical space you need. Will everything you want to put in the cabinet fit within the space. Keep in mind that generally over time, things will be added to this space. Consider the arrangement of the space as well. Do you want a cabinet with drawers, compartments or just a few shelves?

Size
One of the most important aspects is inside and outside length, width and height of the mobile storage cabinet you are considering. Again, you want everything to fit in the cabinet, but you also want the cabinet to fit in the space you have. Intuitively, larger mobile cabinets tend to be heavier while smaller ones are lighter. Height is also important, because it demonstrates whether you will be able to rest things on top. Counter height storage allows for things to be stored on top, while a taller cabinet does not.

Security
It’s important to decide if security is important for what you are storing. If it is, you will want a closed cabinet with a lock. If you want people to see and reach items within the store space, we recommend an open cabinet. You can also opt for a storage container with a glass or clear door that allows people to see inside while still containing the items. If you truly want open storage, we would also recommend a mobile instrument.

Construction
The construction of the storage cabinet is hugely important when determining the hardiness of the storage cabinet. Stainless steel cabinets will last longer and are less prone to rust, stain or corrode. This higher quality metal will also keep the storage container looking better for longer. When you’re ready to select a mobile storage cabinet, we recommend buying from a name you can trust and a selection you can be picky with. Standard Shelving is the leader in industrial shelving storage and can help you make the right decision.

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