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compact shelving

Broader Term: 

(also compact storage, mobile shelving, mobile aisle shelving, movable shelving), n. ~ Shelving designed so that rows can be moved next to each other, with no intervening aisle, to provide dense storage.


By moving rows together, it is possible to eliminate aisles. An aisle can be created between two any rows as needed. Generally rows are parallel to each other, although they may be on a central pivot. Depending on the system, compact shelving may be moved using a manual crank or an electric motor.